Joey deVilla


Joey deVilla

Joey landed his first programming job in the ’90s with a HyperCard (remember that?) resume and by going out for beer with the managers of the company where he wanted to work until they caved and hired him. Since then, he’s worked at a San Francisco startup during the dot-com bubble, done tech evangelism for Tucows, Microsoft, and Shopify, valiantly tried to make Windows Phone happen, and once had a very short stint as an accordion-playing go-go dancer at a Toronto nightclub. He’s currently the Lead Product Manager at Sourcetoad. Joey lives, works, and engages in nincompoopery in Tampa, Florida, where he runs Tampa iOS Meetup (and helps out at the Android and Xamarin Meetups, too!), plays unlikely rock and pop tunes on his accordion, and generally does what he can to avoid becoming a “Florida Man” news story.

Just enough data science to be dangerous

Data (Room 305)
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

It might have been a stretch for Harvard Business Journal to call data science "the sexiest job of the 21st century," but it *is* a pretty hot topic these days. If you've wondered what all the fuss was about and wanted an introduction to get up to speed, this talk's for you! In this talk, we'll build a simple Netfilx-like rating and recommendation system, and learn Python, Jupyter Notebooks, and just enough data science math and algorithms to be dangerous!