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Our annual customer conference, Alteryx Inspire, welcomes colleagues from all industries, backgrounds and avocations. This means analysts, IT professionals, data scientists, rubbing elbows, sharing tips and tricks, and always learning more.
For those of you fortunate enough to come to Inspire 2019 in Nashville or London, you may have gotten to see our own data scientists and stellar customers present these sessions. For those of you who could not attend, we wanted to highlight some of the decks that we believe provide a solid foundation in data science, even if you’re not listening in a lecture hall wishing for a cup of coffee and counting down ‘til the Grand Prix.
Test the Waters
SOUNDS OF (DATA SCIENCE) 101 Data science is truly based on the scientific method, with hypotheses, explorations, and experiments — lots and lots of experiments. In this session, Heather Harris walks you through the data science framework using an airline guest case study. Expect to hear discussions on how to identify a relevant business question, implement data collection methods, design multiple machine learning experiments, and report effective conclusions. @HeatherMHarris, Analytics Practice Lead, Tuknik Slides
CITIZEN DATA SCIENCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE Meet the newest analytics superstar: the citizen data scientist. Who is this person, and what is citizen data science anyways? Find out what all the fuss is about, and how to get yourself on track to break analytic barriers in your own organization. @GiuseppeC - Solutions Engineer, Alteryx Slides
Refine your Skills
DUCT TAPE DATA SCIENCE: JUST ENOUGH DATA SCIENCE If you’re teaching yourself data science and want to know how Alteryx can help you learn more and apply it to your own use cases, this session is for you. Learn about the data science-y parts of Alteryx and how to use them with open courseware. After that, learn how to actually apply those tools to the real-world problems you need to solve. @DavidW - Senior Software Engineer, Alteryx @JPKa - Senior Software Engineer, Alteryx Slides
THE ART OF ADVANCED ANALYTICS: Intro to Predictive Modeling Are you ready to level up your skills and start thinking about how to change the future of your organization? Nail the core concepts before you drag and drop your first predictive tool into a workflow. Learn more about predictive models and how to start using them in your world. @MelissaBu, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Alteryx Slides
BEST PRACTICES IN DATA SCIENCE Whether you're just starting out in data science or you've been around the block, join this session to learn the best practices you should have in your repertoire. Learn how to adopt the mindset of a true experimentalist, how to select the right tools and approaches for the job, and even how to deal with the human side of data science. Walk away with tips and tricks to be successful! @SydneyF - Data Scientist, Alteryx Slides
The Next Level
PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS: UNLEASH THE OPTIMIZATION TOOL Ever wonder what activities you could do in London with a time constraint? How about how to maximize the value of your fantasy football team on a budget? Join this session to learn how prescriptive analytics and the Optimization Tool can help you find the best solution to your most pressing questions. @PhilipMannering - Analyst, ClarusONE Sourcing Slides
MORE THAN A FEELING: NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING ON THE ALTERYX COMMUNITY In addition to being an interactive platform where Alteryx users connect with one another, solve problems, and learn new skills, the Alteryx Community is a fascinating source of data. Attend this session to see natural language processing in action as Sydney leverages the posts on Community to explore and understand trends in topics and vocabulary used around Alteryx. @SydneyF, Data Scientist, Alteryx Slides
But What are they Saying?
There is a certain amount of extrapolation when looking at the slides from a session you weren’t actually listening to. We’d love to highlight @LindseyZ 's Ask Me Anything: Straight Talk with a Real Citizen Data Scientist, but the bulk of that good stuff is clearly the q&a. An interesting point about seeing the decks alone is how the presenter structured the talk, reading the key points, and figuring out what questions to ask next. You may not get to hear our Chief Data Scientist @DrDan explain all the interesting math you see in his slides for Decisions, Decisions: Optimizing with Alteryx, but you’ll walk through a couple interesting uses cases that might be enough to get you thinking about your own optimization business problem.
Glean some great tips and key considerations from the slides for Machine Learning in Practice, by @AndrewK. Hear the Five Steps to Building an Analytics Driven Culture, by @JoshH.
Perhaps this will whet your appetite for Inspire 2020 in New Orleans and Amsterdam this year. Get started with our new Data Science Learning Path, bring your questions to the Solutions Center, and submit your use case to present your own tech track session. See you there!