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Flipp is reinventing the weekly shopping experience. The Flipp marketplace connects retailers with over tens of millions of consumers every month, fundamentally changing the way people shop.
Our culture is an integral part of what we do. With 380 team members and growing, we’re hiring in Toronto!
LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics, and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world.
At LoyaltyOne, technology is at the center of driving strategy and growth for our organization. By taking our digital platform to the next level, we’re looking to break new ground, build new solutions, and execute flawlessly so we can truly stay connected—on a global scale.
As the innovation arm of LoyaltyOne, Zero Gravity Labs focuses on the future of customer influence. We explore ways to change the face of loyalty and customer experience within the retail and banking industries, using emerging technologies identified through a process of ideation, experimentation and real world testing.
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Promotion #1 - Twitter/Linkedin Workshop #1 - In Perrson Attendance Workshop #2 - Remote Attendance Workshop #2 - Assignment Workshop #2 - Grading Workshop #3 - Remote Attendance Workshop #3 - Assignment Workshop #3 - Grading Workshop #4 - Remote Attendance Workshop #4 - Assignment Workshop #4 - Grading Promotion #2 - Twitter/Linkedin Workshop #5 - Remote Attendance Workshop #5 - Assignment Workshop #5 - Grading Workshop #6 - Assignment Workshop #6 - Grading Community #1 - Slack/GG Community #2 - Slack/GG
VP of Global Services at Lightbend
Mike Kelland is the VP of Global Services for Lightbend, the company fueling the next software revolution.
Lightbend is the originator of the Reactive Manifesto, the creators of Scala, Akka, Play Framework and the Lightbend Fast Data Platform and a contributor to critical fast data frameworks such as Spark.
Mike has worked with hundreds of companies on their adoption of the Lightbend Technologies.
Mike's background is in entrepreneurship - he's the founder of 9 companies (3 of them successful) and holds a B.Eng from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Creating Change in the Next Technology Revolution
For all of the impacts of software on our lives, software and computer engineering are still relatively young and volatile fields.
The current software revolution takes us to centralization of data and computing in the cloud.
In this world, software needs to be written differently - it must scale higher, provide stronger responsiveness and be able to make decisions on data in real time.
To remain competitive, companies and individuals must create fundamental change in the ways they leverage technology and adapt and adopt more and more quickly.
In this talk, we will walk through Lightbend's maturity model for the adoption of the next wave of software and explore how companies can identify and mitigate their challenges to adoption. For job seekers, we will discuss how they can assess a company's ability to adopt new technology throughout the course of their job hunt, to provide more value to their recruiters and more accurately understand what their challenges in a new role will be. We'll challenge team members to become change agents within their teams and companies.
Finally, we'll plant the seed for those entering into the big data space to see beyond the technology so that they can use their skills to make a stronger impact on the organizations they team up with.
Mehrdad PazookiFounder and CEO at TranQuant
HackOn(Data) - Founder & Director
Armando BenitezVP Trading Products - Data Science Lead at BMO Capital Markets
HackOn(Data) - Workshops Director
Eyal EdelmanBig Data Practice Lead at SWI Systemware Innovation Corporation
HackOn(Data) - Technology Advisor
David MeyersCTO and Co-founder of Flipp
HackOn(Data) - Advisor
Sansom LeeChief Scientist at LoyaltyOne
HackOn(Data) - Advisor
Katie RomanoManager, Talent Attraction at LoyaltyOne
HackOn(Data) - Advisor
Allison MelnickTalent Acquisition at LoyaltyOne
HackOn(Data) - Advisor
- Weekly challenges and workshops in the weeks leading up to the event to help educate participants on the use of data analysis tools.
- World's best data scientist and engineers as mentors to help you during the day of the event
- Access to online communities (e.g. a Slack channel) to solicit help from the community
- Educational talks by well-known speakers
- Connecting directly with companies for job opportunities!
All participants go through 8 weeks of workshops and work on weekly exercises to compete with their peers while learning data science.
Based on your scores that reflects your performance and commitment you will be accepted for the final event.
Please note that if you are interested in job opportunities you will need to have a high score to be included in the list of recommended participants.
Based on your performance you will receive:
- Cash Prizes!
- Recommendation for job positions to our sponsors!
Yes! HackOn(Data) is a free event for all participants. We are committed to lower the barrier of education in the field of data science and with our sponsors' generosity we are able to provide you a great experience free of any costs for you!
Yes, if you have used the google form on the website to register then assume your registration is finalized and you are able to participate in all workshops. You should receive a Registration Confirmation email after a few days.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your contacts to prevent your email service provider to filter them as spam.
Please visit: https://github.com/hackondata/workshops
Workshop organizers will keep that repository up-to-date for you.
- Intro Machine Learning
- RDD, Datasets, Dataframes
- Text processing
- Distributed processing
- Data Exploration
- Linear Regression
- Feature Hashing
For more information please visit: https://github.com/hackondata/workshops
- Python Programming
- Linear Algebra
- Some Math and Statistics
- Google Hangout
- Databricks Community Account
4-10 hrs depending on individuals backgrounds.
You will lose some points but if you are able to submit your assignments and collect enough points from other activities then you will be still qualified.
Yes, we will post the recording of lectures on youtube.
You can participate either solo or in a team.
Our recommendation is to not have a team larger than 4. The ideal size of a team is 3.
If you don't already know a group of people who you want to be in a team with, by participating in workshops and helping eachother on slack you will connect with people who you can work with as a team for the final event.
Some of the problems might come from our sponsors or partners and some of them will be decided by organizers.
You will be free to choose which problem you want to work on.
You can use any tools that you want.
HackOn(Data) will have no claim regarding to the intellectual property rights of your solution.
By competing in HackOn(Data) you can achieve the followings depends on your performance:
Learn Data Science Skills
Get interviews with our sponsors
Get mentorship from very smart and experienced individuals
Work on a real world problem and present your solution
Build a great network!
That's basically all you need to build the foundation of your career in Data Science and we are here to help you achieve that!
Collect as many points as you can!
There are various opportunities for you that enables you to collect points, such as:
Attending an in-person workshop
Attending workshops remotely
Promoting the event
Grading other participants' assignments
You can find the distribution of points per task in the following table:
|Grading other participants' assignments||10|
|Attending an in-person workshop||10|
|Attending a workshop remotely||5|
|Promotional Tasks for the Event||5|
Based on your points you will be placed on our leaderboard and if you are one of the top performing candidates you will be recommended to our sponsors.
Minimum of 60 points.
Please note that 60 points is the minimum to only gurantee that you will receive an invite for the final event. However, if you would like to be recommended to our sponsors for job opportunities; you will have to be on of the top 20 participants.
We have the following communication channels for you:
E-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Please use google group for discussions and more elaborated questions regarding workshops or the event so that others will also benefit from your post/question.
Slack is for more quick and interactive conversations.
Please send me an email with if you are not invited to them. Make sure to set the subject to "Communication Invite"