Keynotes and Tutorial at PythonBrasil 8 about education, data mining and big data!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hi all,

Next week I will be at PythonBrasil,  a annual meeting that joins all Python developers around Brazil to discuss programming, projects and opportunities to see some old friends, make new ones and even some business there. 

It will be a great event with more than 50 keynotes about Python and related applications and projects. I will host some keynotes and a hands-on tutorial during the event.

On Thurday, 22th - 2:00PM - 6:00PM

           I will present some learning techniques implemented with Python and Scikit-learn such as Linear Regression, Naive Bayes and several others. For  anyone who  knows Python and familiar with basic statistics.

On  Friday, 23th - 10:40AM- 11:10AM

          I will show how Python is used nowadays as main platform in several on-line e-learning system such as the innitatives Coursera, Udacity, CodeAcademy, Khan Academy worldwide. I also  present  my experiences with Python in brazilian enviroment such as Atepassar and PyCursos.  Python is also a good language to start learning and I will present how I and our team teached  it for more than de 400 students around Brazil.

On Saturday, 24th - 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
       In this presentation I will show how I used Python, Hadoop and MapReduce to scale up our recommender system currently running at Atepassar, an educational  brazilian social network with         more than 150 thousand students.   Examples, tips,  guides to anyone who wants explore the         power of distributed computing at Amazon as also the current effort at the framework Crab to         include those features.

Those are my talks and tutorials above. There are several other talks quite interesting that I want to watch, I extremely recommend you to attend this conference, it will be awesome.

For you who wants to follow up the event,  follow @PythonBrasil at Twitter and like the PythonBrasil8 fanpage at Facebook.

Look for me at the event, for anyone who wants to talk about education, python, entrepreneurship, data mining and big data ;D

See you at the conference!

Marcel Caraciolo

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