Matt Eland!

Instructor at Tech Elevator

Matt is a software engineering instructor at Tech Elevator's Columbus Ohio campus where he gets to raise up future developers and unleash them upon the world to do awesome things. Prior to this Matt enjoyed a .NET and JavaScript-heavy career in the startup and Software as a Service world where he helped companies grow to maturity and then scale up. In his spare time, Matt is pursuing a master's degree studying data science and artificial intelligence and continues to build nerdy things on the side while looking for ways to share new things with the community.

Stand Back; I'm going to try Data Science!

Curious about data science and its relation to software engineering? Want to know how to dabble in artificial intelligence or machine learning side projects before taking the plunge? Come learn more about this exciting aspect of computing. In this session I'll highlight my own journey in layering data science skills on top of a software engineering background. I'll teach you the terms, roles, languages, libraries, and technologies you'll commonly encounter and help you understand what aspects of math and programming are helpful in setting down this journey. You'll discover easy ways to get started and get connected to the data science community. I'll show you how to discover public datasets to help inspire your own journey. By the time the session is finished, you'll know how to find out if data science is a good fit for you and how to take it to the next level if you discover you like it.

Time: 1:00 PM

Room: Aware (Live 28 - Simul 18, 19)