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Yet another WoSR blog post

Annie has already shared her thoughts on our visit and her talk about collaboration at Women of Silicon Roundabout - you can check it out here.  WoSR was a very broad conference, with topics ranging from the personal (overcoming impostor syndrome) to the technical (machine learning and its place in business) and the strategic (a track dedicated …
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Women of Silicon Roundabout 2019 Summary

Last week Katherine, Lies and I attended the Women of Silicon Roundabout (WoSR) Conference at the ExCel Centre in London.  The conference was huge, boasting more than 5000 attendees with 8 parallel talking tracks and 8 parallel workshop sessions.  There were six main themes to the conference: The Future of Tech The 2019 Tech-Pulse The …
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Europandas summit 2019

Last weekend we attended the first Europandas summit in London hosted by Oakam.  The schedule included an evening of talks on pandas and related topics as well as two full hack days on Saturday and Sunday. So on Friday the pandas enthusiasts assembled. The event was kicked off by the event organiser Marc Garcia, one of the …
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A SlackLibrarian using Mendeley

  0 TL; DR Finding files and especially uploaded PDFs in Slack can be time consuming and lead to a lot of frustration. I build a small Slackbot that combines the Slack and Mendeley APIs to detect when a user has uploaded a PDF to Slack and prompt the user to tag and upload the PDF to …
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PyData London 2017: Forecasting social inequality using agent-based modelling

James gave a brilliant talk about forecasting social inequality using ABM at the recent PyData London 2017 conference. You can check out the video here and the slides here. The abstract: "How can we assess the future impact of changes to government policy? One tool that is gaining in popularity is agent-based modelling, in which a population …
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NIPS 2016: Deep Reinforcement Learning

Last week, the 29th conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) was held in Barcelona. Attendance has swelled in recently years, this year 6000 attendees, following breakthroughs in applying deep neural networks in industry and academia. Our primary interest for attending was to absorb the latest research coming out of the deep reinforcement learning community. On …
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