Speaking

Some recent talks and tutorials I’ve delivered at various events:

What are they talking about? Mining topics in documents with topic modelling and Python (slidescode demovideo)
September 2019 – talk at London Python meetup
This presentation is a practical introduction to topic modelling in Python, tackling the problem of analysing large data sets of text, in order to identify topics of interest and related keywords.

What are they talking about? Mining topics in documents with topic modelling and Python (code demo)
September 2019 – workshop at PyCon UK, Cardiff, UK
1.5h hands-on workshop introducing the audience to Topic Modelling and its use to identify topics of interest in large collections of text.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
September 2019 – talk at PyCon UK, Cardiff, UK

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
June 2019 – talk at PyLondinium, London, UK

Let the AI do the Talk: Adventures with Natural Language Generation
May 2019 – talk at PyCon Italy, Florence

Brewing Beer with Python (slidesvideo)
December 2018 – lightning talk at PyData London meetup

Let the AI do the Talk: Adventures with Natural Language Generation
October 2018 – talk at PyParis

Let the AI do the Talk: Adventures with Natural Language Generation
October 2018 – talk at PyData Cambridge meetup

Let the AI do the Talk: Adventures with Natural Language Generation
September 2018 – talk at London Python meetup

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
July 2018 – talk at EuroPython, Edinburgh, UK

Understanding Natural Language with Word Vectors (and Python)
July 2018 – talk at London Text Analytic meetup

Understanding Natural Language with Word Vectors (and Python) (presentation in Italian: video)
June 2018 – streaming with the meetup “Tarallucci, Vino e Machine Learning” based in Verona, Italy

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
April 2018 – talk at PyCon Italy, Florence

Introduction to Natural Language Processing
April 2018 – workshop at PyCon Italy, Florence
4h hands-on workshop on the basics of Natural Language Processing and some applications of text classification.

Understanding Natural Language with Word Vectors (and Python)
March 2018 – talk at PyData Bristol meetup

Understanding Natural Language with Word Vectors (and Python)
October 2017 – talk at PyCon UK, Cardiff

Understanding Natural Language with Word Vectors (and Python)
October 2017 – talk at PyCon Ireland, Dublin

Word Embeddings for Natural Language Processing in Python (slidesvideo)
September 2017 – talk at London Python meetup

Word Embeddings for Natural Language Processing in Python
July 2017 – talk at InfiniteConf, London, Uk

Word Embeddings for Natural Language Processing in Python
June 2017 – talk at PyMunich meetup, Munich, Germany

Fake News: Can Artificial Intelligence Help?
June 2017 – Keynote
Invited lecture at the workshop on “Studying Russian Disinformation and its Effects in Europe” organised by the Graduate School for Eastern and South Eastern European Studies at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Static Type Analysis for Robust Data Products (slidesvideo)
May 2017 – talk at PyData London Conference
An introduction to static typing for Python, and static type analysis using mypy.

Word Embeddings for Natural Language Processing in Python (slides – video)
April 2017 – talk at Data Science Festival, London
An introduction to word embeddings (word2vec), the main linguistic intuitions behind them and how to use them in Python.

Word Embeddings for Natural Language Processing in Python (slides)
April 2017 – talk at PyCon Italy, Florence
An introduction to word embeddings (word2vec), the main linguistic intuitions behind them and how to use them in Python.

Introduction to Natural Language Processing in Python (code)
April 2017 – tutorial at PyCon Italy, Florence
A 4h tutorial on NLP basics to explore text data and machine learning (classification) applied to text.

Building Data Pipelines in Python (slides)
March 2017 – talk at QCon London
A discussion on data engineering good practices and some suggestions on how to build robust data pipelines.

Natural Language Processing with Python (code)
November 2016 – tutorial at PyCon Ireland, Dublin
A 2h tutorial on NLP basics to explore text data.

Introduction to Natural Language Processing in Python (slidesvideo)
September 2016 – talk at London Python meet-up
A very gentle introduction to the field of Natural Language Processing, a discussion on natural language and why it is difficult to understand, and an overview on the Python ecosystem for text analytics.

Natural Language Processing with Python (slidescode)
September 2016 – tutorial at PyCon UK, Cardiff
A 4h tutorial delivered with Miguel Martinez on NLP basics to explore text data and machine learning (classification) applied to text.

Mastering Social Media Mining with Python (slides)
August 2016 – talk at PyData London monthly meet-up
Introducing my book on data mining for social media to the PyData audience

Building Data Pipelines in Python (slides – video)
May 2016 – talk at PyData London Conference
A discussion on data engineering good practices and some suggestions on how to build robust data pipelines.

Starting Your Career in Data Science (slides)
May 2016 – talk at career event hosted by UCL, London
A discussion on career opportunities and how to make a move into industry to an audience of PhD students and post-doc researchers.

Building Data Pipelines in Python (slides)
April 2016 – talk at PyCon Italy, Florence
A discussion on data engineering good practices and some suggestions on how to build robust data pipelines.