Lightning Talks: How to Start with Python & Practical Applications
8

Monday, 8 February

1 2 pm EST

GA Houston (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

ITExperience logo
Women Who Code Houston logo
Girls in Tech Houston logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Lightning Talks: How to Start with Python & Practical Applications | February 8

Stephanie Vaughn Photo


Instructor, Computer Science

Lyn Scott Jr. Photo


Software Engineer, Letter

Hobson Lane Photo


Cofounder and CTO, Tangible AI

Chika Izuakor Photo


Co-Founder, AI & Data Thought Leader, Tawt AI

Caleb King Photo


Host - People In Tech | Senior Software Developer - USAA

8

Monday, 8 February

1 2 pm EST

GA Houston (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

ITExperience logo
Women Who Code Houston logo
Girls in Tech Houston logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Overview: At this event, we host thought-leaders from the Python community to discuss the possibilities of using Python. They’ll cover the best resources to start with Python Programming and how to stay up to date.

Understanding the ways you can leverage Python in your professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.

Takeaways

Learn how you can leverage Python in your role — no matter the industry.

About the Speakers

Stephanie Vaughn Photo

Instructor,
Computer Science

After being adopted by Chicago for 14 years, Stephanie hit 'RESET' and returned to her hometown of Detroit in 2015 to reboot her writing ambitions into a tech career. This bold move has since yielded a foray into Computer Science education and working on staff with nationally recognized STEM education programs like SMASH Academy and tech diversity organizations like Black Girls Code. With over a decade of experience in media-focused Communications, the Grand Circus (Javascript, '16) and Integrate Detroit (Software Development, ‘18) alumna is always looking to share her passion for the T in “STEM” with developers & non-developers alike.

Lyn Scott Jr. Photo

Software Engineer,
Letter

Driven by a passion for people and problem-solving. Performed best on teams involved in using the latest of technology in hardware and software for the design, implementation, and execution of modern solutions for today's problems.

Hobson Lane Photo

Cofounder and CTO,
Tangible AI

I develop conversational AI that assists instead of manipulates. We're building machine intelligence that can be directly controlled by humans, instead of the other way around. Volunteers and I are building a conversational AI for education at UCSD.edu, Springboard.com, TangibleAI.com, and NLPIA.org. Everything I do is open source, open data, open science.

Chika Izuakor Photo

Co-Founder, AI & Data Thought Leader,
Tawt AI

I’m Chika Izuakor and I am passionate about artificial intelligence and data science and it's impact on shipping, securities trading, and cybersecurity . I have spent the past 5 years at Shell and Stolt Nielsen as a maritime and demurrage expert within their trading and tanker groups, but my interest in solving problems with Big Data tool and AI is strong and ever growing.

Using my experience in the fast paced global demurrage group within the trading organization at Royal Dutch Shell, I have added millions of dollars in value by negotiating the group's toughest claims. Seeing profit loss during the negotiation sparked a quest to discover the ways through which technology could proactively prevent costly issues in the shipping industry. In 2017, I served as the Endur V14 implementation focal point for my team, during which I developed processes and reporting tools through Tableau to ensure the success of the program's implementation across the US. It was this pivotal move that ignited my interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Since that time, I have become passionate about seeking opportunities that would allow me to use my Python, Tensorflow, R, machine learning, Tableau, and data knowledge to solve challenges by implementing AI in areas such as shipping, securities and commodities trading, and cyber security. Being a voracious learner, a curious researcher, and most importantly a leader, has awarded me the skills and business acumen to build great working relationships, ask tough questions, and to produce results. I want to know the how and the why so that I can make things work better and more efficiently.

As a result of my passion for technology, I founded TAWT, an e-learning platform for women that hosts online courses from industry experts on subjects like options trading, commodities trading, and financial management. I also act as Vice President of the Global Foundation for Community Health and Social and Economic Development, an organization through which I drive programs that improve the financial, medical, and social status of women around the world. Through this organization, I speak on women’s issues in an effort to create global awareness and action.

Caleb King Photo

Host - People In Tech | Senior Software Developer - USAA

About Our Partners

ITExperience

ITExperience is a non-profit organization that provides educational and real-life IT project experience to participants with the goal to help them be better equipped with the skills needed in the IT/Technology industry that will enable them to land a job or start their own business. Our target participants include upskillers, IT/Tech Bootcamp graduates, fresh graduates in the technology industry, people returning to the industry. Our platform will provide tools for online training and collaboration such as Udemy, Cousera, Udacity, Github, Trello and will also draw mentors from the academia and industry experts. In addition to providing educational, mentoring and real-life project experiences, our platform will also assist participants in networking with industry, resume services, job search and IT/Tech job recruiting.

Women Who Code Houston

Women Who Code is the largest and most active community in the world dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We empower engineers with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. WWCode has garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, executed more than 9,000 events around the world, and has a presence in 20 countries.

Girls in Tech Houston

Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit that seeks to eradicate gender disparities in high-tech industries and startups by engaging, educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology. From technical courses and leadership bootcamps to hackathons and startup competitions, it is our mission to support women entirely with the access and community they need to succeed in tech.

Across the globe, GIT exists for anyone with an interest in technology regardless of age or profession, and we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, the Girls in Tech impact has affected more than 100,000 members in 36 countries around the world. Programming in each regional chapter varies to fit the unique needs of their communities.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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