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Anaconda, Inc.





Watson is the AI platform for business, powered by data. Watson can turn unstructured business data into actionable insights that enhance decision making. Watson understands the world in the way that humans do through senses, learning and experience. It learns at scale, reasons with purpose and interacts with humans naturally.


USC Marshall School of Business


The Master of Science in Business Analytics at USC is STEM program designed for managers who want to develop or sharpen their analytical skills, and recent college graduates with a strong analytical background, who are interested in pursuing a career in the exciting and fast-growing field of business analytics and data sciences. The program is built on three pillars: (1) computer science, (2) statistics, machine learning, and optimization, and (3) business strategy. In addition, the program offers specialty classes on marketing analytics, fraud analytics, healthcare analytics strategy, game analytics, digital analytics strategy, business forecasting, artificial intelligence in business, natural language processing, and supply chain analytics.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics degree requires 33 units, including 19.5 units of required coursework plus 13.5 units of coursework chosen from a list of electives. The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can earn their degrees in 18 months and be ready for an exciting career in business analytics. Part-time students can take one course per semester and complete their degrees while they are working.

Two Sigma


At Two Sigma, we use Open Source Software, and we’re passionate about giving back to the programming community. We want to make sure that the OSS projects that we and so many others rely on will still be functional far into the future. Supporting OSS can take many forms: making substantial contributions to projects we use regularly, open sourcing tools we’ve developed in house, and financially sponsoring non-profits that contribute to a healthy open source ecosystem. That’s why we are a Corporate Partner of NumFOCUS. Two Sigma is proud to support NumFOCUS sponsored projects pandas and Jupyter.




System1 works collaboratively with all of the major PPC providers to identify latent consumer intent beyond the search box. Once we identify latent intent, we use our proprietary advertising trading platform to unlock that intent and match those consumers with the right advertisers at the right time in a wide variety of channels, including social and native networks, enterprise search, quizzes and email.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, that provides a decisive advantage to warfighters, policymakers, intelligence professionals and first responders. Both an intelligence agency and combat support agency, NGA fulfills the president’s national security priorities in partnership with the intelligence community and the Department of Defense.

NGA also is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va., and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.



Kaggle is the place to do data science projects, with thousands of public datasets shared by our community and a powerful in-browser data science coding environment.




Braintree believes payments are about more than getting paid. We provide the commerce tools merchants need to build businesses, grow globally, and enable new commerce experiences for web and mobile apps. Merchants in more than 40 countries worldwide can accept, split, and enable payments in more than 130 currencies using Braintree. And as a PayPal service, Braintree uniquely enables merchants to accept PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Android Pay, credit and debit cards, and more. To learn more, visit Braintree at www.braintreepayments.com and on Twitter @braintree.




RStudio provides free and open tools for the R community and enterprise-ready professional products for teams to develop and share their work at scale.


Women Who Code LA


Women Who Code LA is one of the most active communities of engineers in LA dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers with over 2000 members. Their goal is for women to succeed as technical executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. Over the past 4 years, they have organized over 350 events ranging from live coding sessions, networking evenings, mentorship nights and hackathons.

Women in Big Data SoCal


The Women in Big Data So Cal chapter stems from the larger, global Women in Big Data forum designed to “strengthen the diversity in the big data field” and “to encourage and attract more female talent to the big data and analytics field and help them connect, engage, and grow.” Our So Cal chapter has a focus on three key deliverables for women, and those who support women in big data and analytics across our region including panels featuring professionals who discuss their career journey and insights, technical trainings and mentorship with the option of paired matches or mentoring activities. Co-sponsored by USC’s Marshall School of Business MS, Business Analytics program, we offer many of our events on campus in downtown Los Angeles and across the Southland with employer partners.

PyLadies LA


PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. The Los Angeles chapter's mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.

PyLadies Los Angeles also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate!

SoCal Python


SoCal Python is a monthly meetup that gathers folks from all over the Los Angeles metro area who love to program in Python! Python enthusiasts range from students to programming veterans. We all share two things in common: L.A. and Python. All ages are welcome!

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