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This workshop is on Pandas, a powerful open-source Python package for data analysis and manipulation.
In this workshop, you will learn how to read data, compute summary statistics, check data distributions, conduct basic data cleaning and transformation, and plot simple visualisations.
You will be using data collected about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) released by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).
Who should attend: Anyone is welcome to join. Some prior basic Python experience is recommended.
What you will need: Bring your own computer and create a free Databricks Community Edition (CE) account.
Please ensure that you select free CE and not the Databricks trial edition.
About the speaker
Akmal Chaudhri helps to build global developer communities and raise awareness of technology through presentations and technical writing.
He has over 25 years' experience in IT and has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist, evangelist, technical writer and technical trainer with several Blue Chip companies and Big Data startups.
He has regularly presented at many international conferences (including the Mini SPA conference on 24/25 March 2021) and served on the program committees for a number of major conferences and workshops. He has published widely and edited or co-edited 10 books. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Computing and Information Systems, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design and a PhD in Computer Science.
He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.
For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.
This event is brought to you by: BCS Software Practice Advancement (SPA) specialist group