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Cognitive Builder Faire: San Francisco (4.21-4.23)

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - April 23 @ 4:00 pm


Master the Art of Data Science & Cognitive Computing

Start your data science and cognitive business journey by learning more about cognitive solutions like Watson and the IBM Bluemix Cloud platform!

Join a community of data scientists and application builders for an amazing 3 days of learning and data innovation. Whether you’ve been a data scientist for years, or whether you are just getting started, this is the forum to engage with industry leaders from leading research institutes such as NASA, to level up your application building skills.

Watch tutorials provided by experts teaching a suite of data engineering and cognitive computing skills in the areas of data wrangling, application building with Watson APIs, and other cognitive solutions to reimagine your workflow. 

You and your team of fellow community of developers will be able to apply what you’ve learned towards building a working application to showcase at the end of the 3-day event.

Start Transforming Your Business

  • Build super-powered data products

  • Use the best of open source tooling with IBM innovation

  • Solve your toughest data challenges with the best tools and the latest expertise in a social environment built by data scientists

Who should be there?

If you work in one of the following areas, this is a must-attend event:

  • Data Science

  • Data Engineering

  • Cloud Computing

  • Machine Learning

  • Data Strategy

  • Enterprise Data Management

  • Information Technology

  • Big Data

  • Data Analytics

  • Open Data


Friday – Kickoff!

6:00p – 6:30p: Check-in & Networking

6:30p – 6:45p: Introduction and Kickoff Speakers: Jonas Jacobi IBM; Andrew Fitch, Galvanize

6:45p – 7:15p: Keynote Speaker: To Be Announced Soon

7:15 – 8:15: Computer Setup with Jared Thompson, IBM

8:15p – 8:30p: Closing Remarks Speakers: Jonas Jacobi, IBM; Andrew Fitch, Galvanize

8:30p – 9:00p: Networking


7:30a – 8:00a: Check-in and Breakfast

8:00a – 8:20a: Welcome and Recap of days events Speakers: Andrew Fitch, Galvanize

8:30a – 11:40a:

  • Tutorial + Lab Cognitive/Watson Instructors: Josh Zheng & Jean-Carl Bisson

  • Tutorial + Lab R & Python Instructor: Polong Lin 

  • Tutorial + Lab Data Science Instructor: To Be Announced

  • Cognitive Builder Course  To Be Announced

11:45a – 12:15p – Lunch Break

12:15 Team Formations!

12:20p  Choose your Challenge and Build!  Watson/Cognitive Project  OR   Data Science Project

7:45p – 8:00p: Closing Remarks Day 1: Recap, expectations for day 2  Andrew Fitch, Galvanize 


8:00a – 8:30a – Check-in and Breakfast

8:30a – 1:00p – BUILD!

1:00p – 1:30p – Lunch Break

1:30p – 4:00p – Project Showcase



April 21 @ 6:00 pm
April 23 @ 4:00 pm


Galvanize San Francisco
44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 US