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Stan/NYC WiMLDS Workshop

On Saturday, July 22nd Mitzi Morris and I (Michael Betancourt) will be hosting a day-long Stan workshop for the NYC Women in Machine Learning & Data Science Meetup Group.  As with most of our workshops the emphasis will be on interactive exercises where everyone builds and running models in Stan.  We’ll start with the foundations of Bayesian inference and end all the way at fitting latent Gaussian process models.  Everything for this course will be in Python and PyStan.

If you’re in the New York City area and want to attend then you can register at the event page.  We hope that you can make it!

P.S.  Don’t forget that StanCon 2018 will take place January 10-12 next year, and those identifying as members of underrepresented communities can take advantage of discounted registration.


  1. isopar says:

    “The WiMLDS is a community of women interested in machine learning and data science. We meet to socialize, and to discuss machine learning and data science in an informal setting with the purpose of learning about top-notch research and technology and building a community around women in these fields. ”

    They never explicitly state that they do not allow men, but practically they dont accept registration from them. There are men-only meetups as well, mostly where guys get naked.

    • Andrew says:


      There are many opportunities for men and women to learn Stan, fully clothed in all cases. Women are an underrepresented group in programming and so we’re putting in special effort to do this training for women, to do our part for equality. Seems like a good idea to me.

    • Daniel Simpson says:

      That horrible moment when you realise that not everything in the world is for you.

  2. Anon says:

    Wait, so is the event for women only or not? I see a few men listed as going on the page.

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