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What Does a Data Scientist Do in Ad Tech

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Learn from the Director of Data Science and Senior Scientist at Conversant Media!

About the Event:

This talk will go over the skills, technologies and ways of thinking that are important for data scientists in advertising technology. We will give an overview of a handful of projects we are working on, covering deep learning, big data, NLP and computer vision. We’ll also discuss a project in greater detail, which uses NLP to understand what a web page is about.


About the Speakers:


Marc Ettlinger, PhD, is a Director of Data Science at Conversant Media. He has a PhD in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and was a postdoc in neuroscience at Northwestern University. He developed most of his DS chops analyzing neuroscience data as a researcher with the Dept of Veterans Affairs, and his programming chops in financial consulting with Accenture.


Luca Belli, PhD is currently a Senior Scientist at Conversant Media within Decision Sciences. Prior to that he worked at Wolfram|Alpha, in the cold climes of Boston. He got his Ph.D in Mathematics from Tor Vergata University in Rome and he started programming as a way of remaining sane during the grad years.


6:00 pm – Doors open, networking & snacking

6:30 pm – Event kickoff

7:30 pm – Networking & Q&A

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering
  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth
  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


March 8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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