DC ACM March Madness…Great Tech Talks

We want to dedicate this blog post to quickly inform ACM-DC followers of our recent March events that went on very successfully and to give a quick glimpse into what the events were about and to share pictures!

Summary of our March 9th 2016 Event @Cove 7th Street

“Cross Section and Deep Dive into TensorFlow”

In this event, which 24 dedicated DC ACM-ers took part in, the following topics were covered:

  • What is Tensorflow, really?
  • What does TensorFlow bring to the table
  • TensorBoard: Visualizing Learning
  • TensorFlow Mechanics
  • Likely scenarios for evolution of TensorFlow
  • The new world ahead – places you’ve never been before where TensorFlow may take you today and tomorrow

We will like to thank our wonderful presenters at this event:

  • Saba Arslan Shah, Machine Learning Engineer @FAM Global
  • Alexander Boxer, Senior Scientist @Areté Associates
  • Jim Burke, Business Pursuit and Proposal Development Team @Engility

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Summary of our March 30th 2016 Event @LivingSocial

“Building Enterprise Search with Open Source Components”

In this event, which about 62 dedicated DC ACM-ers took part in, the following topics were covered:

  • Architectures for Large Scale Enterprise Search
  • Leveraging Apache Cassandra & Spark
  • Customizing / Configuring Apache SolR and Indexing
  • Writing a custom Parser for SolR in Scala

We will like to thank our wonderful presenters at this event:

  • Rahul Singh, Co-founder and CEO @Anant [Link to Slide Deck]
  • Victoria Battista, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

– Dr. Shahnaz Kamberi, Chair

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