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Upcoming Events 

1 Million Cups Wilmington

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Every Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. via Zoom

Follow us on our Facebook @1MCWilmingtonNC to get weekly updates. Subscribe to our 1 MC Email on the website to receive Zoom links! 

Check out the 1 Million Cups website to get more information on who is presenting this week and if you are interested in being our next presenter! 

 


Sixth Annual Chancellor's High School Innovation Competition and Third Annual Youth Summith

April 30th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Register your 8th -12th graders for our virtual YEPex Summit to hear from our two keynote speaker Phil Everhart, President/Founder of SmartFox Technologies and Stefano Dongowski, Founder of Spice Squad and finalist on Chopped Jr. You will also get to see the finalists of our competition pitch LIVE to a panel of judges. 

Register for free here!

 


AI Bridge / Port City Analytics Joint Meetup 

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 - will announce a new date in the future!

The Art and Science of Data Preprocessing - Tools, Tips and Best-Practice Sharing

As data analysts well know, real-world data is usually not ready to be used in analytical tasks. It is often dirty, misaligned, missing data, duplicate records and other inaccuracies. A tedious and time consuming process called data preprocessing is necessary to convert the raw data into a well-defined form for analytics models. Time spent on data preprocessing can be tedious and typically takes much longer than the time spent on the rest of the analytics tasks. There are now a variety of software tools available to data science practitioners which automate the process and can significantly reduce the time spent on data preprocessing tasks.

Dr. Ralph Reda, a Certified Analytics Professional, and UNCW instructor of Business Analytics will provide an overview of the data preprocessing steps and demonstrate some of the tips and tools that make data preparation quicker and easier. Session attendees are also encouraged to share their best practices and techniques with the audience. Feel free to bring a laptop to follow along or to share your dirty data challenges.

FREE for everyone!
Refreshments will be served.
For questions, contact Professor Reda at redar@uncw.edu