Upcoming Events

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Past Events

BDSC Summer Happy Hour

Join us for an exciting evening of networking, knowledge sharing, and good times at the Buffalo Data Science Community (BDSC) Summer Happy Hour! This event is open to everyone interested in data science, analytics, and related fields.
  • Date: July 12th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Resurgence Brewery, 55 Chicago St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Come and meet fellow data enthusiasts, professionals, and students in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned expert or just starting your journey in data science, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and expand your professional network.
As a special treat, we'll be giving away a limited number of exclusive BDSC t-shirts to a few lucky winners! Don't miss your chance to score some stylish swag and show off your love for data science.
While you mingle and engage in inspiring conversations, you'll have the chance to indulge in delicious food and refreshments available for purchase at the bar. Resurgence Brewery offers a great selection of beverages to quench your thirst, so grab a drink and enjoy the evening.
Don't forget to bring your business cards and your curiosity! We look forward to seeing you at the BDSC Summer Happy Hour. Let's celebrate data science and build connections that will propel us forward!

Bad Coding Practices

Welcome to our exciting upcoming workshop hosted by Buffalo State University and presented by Vi Ly, senior data scientist. This event is graciously sponsored by Nic Cieslak, an avid data science enthusiast and active BDSC member. We invite you to register now and join us for an incredible opportunity to improve your coding skills. Regardless of your experience level, this workshop is tailored to suit your needs and promises to be a fantastic learning experience.
During this workshop, participants will receive a snippet of code and have the opportunity to improve it in a pythonic way, led by the highly experienced and knowledgeable data scientist, Vi Ly. Vi will share common issues that they have encountered in the industry, providing invaluable insights into real-world coding challenges.
As an in-person event, we have limited space available, so be sure to register now to secure your spot! Join us for a fun and educational event that will undoubtedly take your coding skills to the next level. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • 6:00pm - 6:15pm: Introduction & rules 
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm: Work time & guided learning
  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm: Optional Q&A and Networking

Food will be provided!

Principle Component Analysis: A Deeper Dive

Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:00pmClemens Hall - University at Buffalo, 45 Lee Road, Room 120, Buffalo, NY 14228We proudly present a seminar that will provide a closer look into Principal Component Analysis (PCA), a popular dimensionality reduction method used by data scientists. Hosted by the UB Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, this seminar is co-presented by a team of data science students from UB and will cover practical applications of PCA, details of how it works, and case studies. Space is limited - register now! This is an in-person event.Agenda:
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM: Presentation
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Optional Q&A and Networking
Parking is free after 3pm in any UB lot. We recommend that you park in the Baird B lot and enter Clemens Hall at the main entrance on the west side of the building (Clemens is building number 5 on the UB campus map.Clemens 120 is on the ground floor very close to the entrance. When you enter the building turn left and room 120 is quickly on your right tucked back slightly.

Data Viz & Storytelling Workshop

Register now to participate in this 100% hands-on workshop focusing on data visualisation and storytelling. Hosted by Kangarootime, this workshop is suitable for all experience levels. Participants will receive a dataset to explore and extract insights from. Experienced data scientists will be available onsite to provide guidance and feedback. This is an in-person event. Space is limited to 40 participants - register now!
  • 6:00pm - 6:15pm: Introduction & rules 
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm: Work time & guided learning
  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm: Volunteer to present findings
  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm: (Optional) View other projects & networking time

Parking is free in the Kangarootime lot. If possible, please park in the gravel lot farther from the building so we can leave space for the tenants who live in the building - thank you!

Machine Learning in Defense & Intelligence Applications

Join us to hear from Erika Swiatowy, a seasoned ML Engineer, who works on mission planning and execution for CUBRC’s Data Science and Information Fusion Group. Jointly hosted by CUBRC and Buffalo State University, this session will cover ML model development, training, testing,verification, and validation in its applications for military defense and intelligence.
  • When: Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00-7:30pm
    • Presentation: 6:00 - 7:00pm
    • Q&A and Networking 7:00 - 7:30pm
    • Parking is free in lots I-32, 33, 34, 35 and 37 (please see map)
  • Where: Buffalo State University, Bulger Communication Center 214, Buffalo, New York 14222

Food will be provided!

Open Discussion Event

We want to hear from YOU! Join us at the University at Buffalo campus in February to discuss all things data science. Hosted by the UB Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, we will hold an interactive and open discussion about the trendy chatGPT, AI-generated art, DS careers, and many more topics. Space is limited - register now!
  • When: Wednesday, Feb 1st, 6:00-7:30pm
    • Poster Competition: 6:00 - 6:15pm
    • Open Discussion: 6:20 - 7:15pm
    • Q&A and Networking 7:15 - 7:30pm
  • Where: University at Buffalo, 240 Capen Hall, Buffalo, New York 14260

Food will be provided!

DS & Consulting

Join us for a special presentation series hosted by the IBM Buffalo Innovation Center. A team of IBM data scientists will share their experiences working on a variety consulting projects. Topics will range from customer relationships, data science skill sets, apprenticeships, and more.
  • When: THURSDAY, Jan 5th, 6:00-7:30pm
    • Presentations 6:00 - 7:15pm
    • Q&A and Networking 7:15 - 7:30pm
  • Where: IBM Innovation Center, 40 Fountain Plaza, South Tower, Buffalo, NY 14202

Food will be provided!

Holiday Happy Hour

We are starting a new tradition: join us for a DS holiday networking event. Come mingle and meet other tech professionals for a relaxed and cheerful evening!
  • When: Wed, Dec 7th, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Where: Thin Man Brewery, 492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222

Food and drink available for purchase at the bar

Business Intelligence Panel

We are excited to bring you a panel of outstanding speakers experienced in the world of business intelligence. Our panelists will share their knowledge on a variety of topics including data strategy, software development, food production, mathematics, and higher education.
When: Wed, Nov 2nd, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Panel 6:00-7:00pm
  • Q&A and Networking 7:00-7:30pm

Location: SUNY Buffalo State,1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222 - Technology Building Room 160
Free parking passes can be picked up from Jillian Goodwyn before the event OR paid metered parking is also available in Lots R3, R4, G24, G25, and I30.
Wed, Oct 5, 6:00pmNichols School, Albright Hall - Reading Room1250 Amherst Street Albright Hall - Reading Room Buffalo, NY 14216