Many developers today are only familiar with computing as a practice and a profession in the era of x86 monoculture. Over the last 30 years, manufacturing advances and several technology revolutions have provided developers the luxury of a rich ecosystem of languages and libraries that rest on a general, broad hardware platform.
But winter is coming. Several of the biggest buzzwords in technology - big data, cloud computing, internet of things - all center around the tension between rapidly diversifying hardware innovation and the limitations of legacy software architectures.
This talk tackles the existential question of what software *is*, in an age when hardware ranges from smartphones to bacterial DNA to datacenters, and the pragmatic question of how software developers can stay afloat amidst the accelerating pace of hardware disruption.
Intro to Data Science with IPython, Pandas, Bokeh
Location:South Tower - Brooklyn ActorsDuration:Full DayAbstract:You will learn the basics of how to effectively use modern Python tools for data analytics, visualization, and collaboration. We will see how Pandas (in conjunction with NumPy) can be used to import, clean, and structure data. Then, we will use Bokeh to construct interactive graphics to explore some datasets. Finally, we will see how doing all of this within IPython Notebook allows us to easily share our work on the web.