Lecture Files

After meetings, check this page to view lecture documents that you can reference in the future. 

First Semester Meeting: NSA Data Talk


Today we hosted the NSA as they spoke to us about some of their operations and how they use data. Also, please click the button below to be added to the Slack channel and select your merchandise preferences (MEMBERS ONLY please). 

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Spring Semester 2019


Numpy and Pandas


We went over the basics of numpy and pandas. These are extremely useful packages within Python that allow you to manipulate and understand your data.

Model Selection and Mars, Inc


We talked about model selection — the process of choosing a model for a given machine learning problem. NDL also hosted Ujjwal from Mars, Inc. who spoke with us about data science and opportunities at Mars!”

Mars 10.28

Neural Networks


Classification Techniques & Applications




Unsupervised Clustering 



Classification Techniques & Applications




Linear Regression & its Applications



Second Meeting


Great attendance on this rainy Sunday! First, we discussed Machine Learning by talking about what it is and why you should understand it. The second part of our meeting was with Anthem Healthcare who spoke about how they use data and what career opportunities they have. 

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First Official Meeting


Awesome turnout for our first official NDL meeting. We briefly recapped the structure of the Training Program for the Fall 2018 semester and introduced some club resources. Please download and install Anaconda for package management and data science resources. NDL will be directing all communications through our Slack page and heavily focus on GitHub collaborative development. Moreover, we recommend using open source IDEs that support multiple languages and easy package management. We look forward to seeing you all next Sunday (9/9) for our meeting with Anthem Health Insurance.

Informational Hype Meeting


It was great to see all of you at our first informational/hype meeting for the Fall 2018 term. We are very excited about the training and projects coming up just for you all, and we hope that after learning a little more about our team and what we do, you are also excited to get going! Below is the slide deck shared at tonight’s meeting. See you on Sunday (9/2)!


Fall Semester 2018