PyCon 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, kicked off their first conference day with an introduction from one of Cleveland’s natives, Ernest W. Durbin III. Then, we moved onto the keynote of the morning, which was given by Dan Callahan from Mozilla. He talked about tooling and how Python currently doesn’t have a big presence on the web. It was actually quite interesting and also a bit disappointing as there wasn’t really a true solution given. However, his talk was quite good and insightful.
My first conference talk was Augmenting Human Decision Making with Data Science by Kelsey Pedersen. Kelsey is a good speaker, but the topic didn’t really pull me in. There was no code examples whatsoever and was just kind of a presentation on how the company that Kelsey works for uses data science. You can watch it here, if you like: