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IBM Data Science Conference

I am reaching out on behalf of IBM to invite the students of University of Waterloo that might be interested in data science to attend their online conference for developers and data scientists, IBM Community Day: Data Science. Attendance is free and the event is completely online. Great for students to stretch their data science education even further! The conference is onJuly 24th from 9am-6pm EDT / 6am-3pm PDT. Hear from 25+ industry leading professionals as they break down new trends and practices in Data Science. Three unique tracks: IBM Code: Live coding sessions and tutorials from software devs and advocates.IBM Sessions:Hear from IBM product experts who will discuss the latest technologies in Data Science.Partner:  Learn how IBM Community Partners can help you tackle your Data Science challenges. Content from Lightbend & DataQuest.
Replays of the talks will be available to anyone who registers for 90 days after the event. Here’s the link >>
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