Senior Vice President - Academics (Trilogy Education Services)
NY, United States
Ahmed Haque is SVP of Academics for Trilogy Education Services, an education program management company that works with the leading universities of the world to create skills-based training programs in areas like web development, data science, user-interface design, and cyber-security. He's the co-author of programs in full-stack web development and data science that have helped thousands of adult-learners begin new careers in the software industry. An idealist with a knack for cranking code, he's an ardent advocate for technologists serving the public good.
Food deserts. Bank deserts. Education Deserts. We've heard the terms, but how can we help? Perhaps the first step is to identify where these deserts exist. Using a combination of technologies including Python, Pandas, the Google Places API, Matplotlib, and Tableau, along with publicly available data from the US Census -- our speaker will demonstrate how fairly simple code can be used to quickly scan the United States for pockets of access inequality. Audience members with basic experience in Python will have an opportunity to follow along, while audience members new to coding can learn the fundamentals of what's possible using an API-driven approach to analyzing social phenomena.