Event Details

Demystifying Data Science Algorithms: Leaning KNN and SVM

In this Big Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Meetup, you’ll learn foundational skills for adding Python to your data science and analytics toolbox. You will have a walk through writing your machine learning algorithms for classifying data (K Nearest Neighbor and Support Vector Machine) in Python from scratch. You'll learn how the algorithm works, where it can be used, and you'll get a chance to run it on real text data. You’ll leave this session equipped to start writing your own Python scripts to analyze data, and recommendations about next steps to take on your pathway to data science.


No prior Programming Experience or in-depth knowledge required.

For those who have some experience installing anaconda (https://www.continuum.io/downloads) on your computer and quickly testing with simple python script will help to follow the concepts. You can also brush up Python basics beforehand through free online book Think Python (http://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python/).

What to Bring:
Bring your laptop and charger.


We will have Pizza, Bear, and Snacks.


$10 Pay at Door just to compensate Food and Facility


6:00 pm – Doors open, Networking, Pizza, & Bear
6:30 pm – Lesson Kickoff, Working with Python
6:45 pm – Introduction to K Nearest Neighbour (KNN )
7:45 pm - Introduction to the Support Vector Machine ( SVM)
8:45 pm – Wrap-Up and Additional Resources

Meet Your Presenter:

Navin Singh holds two Graduate degrees, Master in Computer Sciences and Application and Master in Advanced Electronics. He has his undergraduate degree majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. He has been continuously working in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. His passion, to build a next-generation application with robust data architecture, sophisticated algorithms and user-friendly design. He has been on the team who built application related to Next Generation Education Platform, AI-based Advertisement Management Engine, Bitcoin Wallet Platform. He has helped many startups to bring them form 0 to 1 stage.

He has worked on many Implementation projects with many Fortune 100 companies like MasterCard, GE, Cisco, Brocade, Nissan and helped Government Organization like State Account General, US Counties, Health and Human Services to achieve their financial Data management and reporting. Navin is a Marathon runner, and this fall he has done his 15th Marathon. Currently, he is involved in the research on Next Generation AI and Sigma trading algorithms.

He is hands-on technology architect with great exposure to most the data and artificial technologies. His passion is to support next generation of engineers and data scientists and push them to achieve the highest level of excellence.

  • When: Thu Jan. 18
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Address: 2055 L st. NW 4th Floor
    Washington DC,US

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