[Baypiggies] Thursday's talks: Data Formats and PyMC3

Jeff Fischer jeffrey.fischer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 10:52:31 EDT 2021

*Thursday April 22 7:00 PM (online)*
This month we will have two talks:

   - Glen Jarvis will present "Beginners' Guide to Data Formats: JSON, XML,
   and YAML"
   - Raul Maldonado will present "Introduction to PyMC3"

*Beginner's Guide to Data Formats: JSON, XML, and YAML*
Reviving the famous "newbie nugget" format, Glen will compare and contrast
the most popular data formats used in Python applications, along with their
associated Python APIs.

*Speaker Bio: Glen Jarvis*
Glen is a co-organizer of BayPiggies and long time Python developer. He is
a professional in the fields of DevOps, Bioinformatics, and Web

*Introduction to PyMC3*
PyMC3 is a python package for Bayesian statistical modeling and
probabilistic machine learning. In this session, we will go over the
background of Bayesian statistics and introduction into using the PyMC3
package for such scenarios.

Moreover, we will discuss what is coming up in the probabilistic
programming ecosystem.

*Speaker Bio: Raul Maldonado*
Raul is a Data Analyst residing in San Francisco, CA. He specializes in SQL
Python, BI, and other related responsibilities. Additionally, he spends his
time creating technical side-projects and volunteering in the intersection
of Data and Technology/Coding.

*Code of Conduct*

Interactions online have less nuance than in-person interactions. Please be
Open, Considerate and Respectful. Also, please refrain from discussing
topics unrelated to the Python community or the technical content of the

We will conduct the meeting via Zoom webinar. Please register in advance at
the following link:

It would also be helpful if you responded on our Meetup page for the event:

Hope to see you there!
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