Data Science Conference Gathers the Best and Brightest in San Francisco

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More than 1,100 data scientists fueled up on the latest in open data science and big data analytics at ODSC West, a new data science conference that took over the Marriott Waterfront hotel outside San Francisco, CA, last weekend.

This past weekend, leading data scientists and practitioners gathered for what was hailed as another successful Open Data Science conference in San Francisco.

Why would 1,100 people wake up early on a Saturday morning to attend ODSC West?

Among many reasons, ODSC West offered attendees 20 hands-on workshops and more than 50 talks, ranging from introductory talks on Python And R in Data science to more advanced topics like machine learning and predictive analytics.

ODSC West attracted world-renowned speakers, including data science luminaries Brian Granger, Wes McKinney, Anthony Goldbloom, Claudia Perlich, Owen Zhang and Andreas Mueller. Participants were introduced to open source tools like scikit-learn and Jupyter and encouraged to become their contributors.

The Job Lounge provided opportunities to meet hiring managers from several local companies and potential candidates. The Data Driven Showcase offered a series of lightning talks about about the latest application of data in real world. The conference allowed for an ample number of opportunities to network with other practicing data scientists.

All of this at the most affordable data science conference in the United States.

“Well, #ODSC West was an absolutely top-notch experience. Very diverse range of talks, so many ideas to think about (and tools to play with!),” said Katherine Bailey via Twitter

About ODSC:
The goal of the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) is to cultivate and grow the global data science community.

ODSC is unique in that it attracts an audience of both decision-makers, such as CTOs and lead data scientists, as well as the “ninjas” or decision-influencers, i.e., the people who actually use and build analytic tools.

By the end of this year, ODSC will have engaged nearly 7,000 data scientists at conferences, meetups, and hackathons across the U.S., including ODSC Boston, ODSC West, Science Against Slavery and Hack for Heat hackathons, and code sprints for scikit-learn, Jupyter Project, and NumPy.

2016 promises to be even bigger, with six conferences in the works across the globe: ODSC East will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from May 20 to May 22. Other upcoming conferences in 2016 will include a repeat of ODSC West, ODSC New York, Boston Data Festival, ODSC London, and ODSC Tokyo.

Anyone interested in partnering with or presenting at ODSC should get in touch at, where you can also read our data science blog.

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