First Southern Data Science Conference comes to Atlanta on April 7

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The data science community and members of the South Big Data Hub should mark their calendars for the very first Southern Data Science Conference, to be held on April 7 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina. The conference is expected to attract data science thought leaders from around the southeast and the nation and will feature speakers from innovative companies and research laboratories, such as Google, Microsoft, AT&T, NASA, Glassdoor and Groupon.

Those who attend the conference will learn about data science best practices and cutting-edge technologies that are transforming data science and analytics into a game-changing domain that spans business, academia and government. Conference speakers will cover topics ranging from data science fundamentals to building hands-on data science solutions to solve real-world problems in areas such as fraud detection, cybersecurity, relevant search and recommendations, and many others.

The conference also will be the first to host three authors of respected books on data science: Joel Grus author of Data Science from Scratch; Michael Brzustowicz, author of Data Science with Java; and Trey Grainger author of Solr in Action.

Registering early will translate into money saved. The conference offers a $75 early bird discount to those who register by Feb. 15 and will provide an additional 15 percent discount to South Big Data Hub members when they use the discount code SBDHUB2017. Organizations that register a group of five or more attendees will be eligible for a company pass that provides a 20 percent discount.

Conference sponsors include Career Builder, LexisNexis,, the Becoming a Data Scientist podcast and blog (podcast sponsor), PyData Atlanta, Applied Data Science Atlanta, and the Institute for Data Engineering and Science at Georgia Tech. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested sponsors should contact Khalifeh AlJadda at

To learn more about the conference or to register, please visit the conference website.

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