🚨Brace yourself for the Petya ransomware, The Fifth Elephant Pune meetup & conference updates

The HasGeek Newsletter ✉️ — June 28th

Hello hello! 👋🏽

How’s your week going?

Just when companies (and individuals) think they have survived WannaCry, this week announced the arrival of Petya ransomware. Is InfoSec requiring more attention than it got earlier?

What’s happening at our end?

‘Papers We Love’ Open House at HasGeek house🏠 with Lakshman Prasad

This Friday, we’re trying a new format at our Open House. Lakshman Prasad, a data science enthusiast, will lead a discussion around this paper:


There is a study that gave the same data set to many teams competent to analyze it and asked them all the same question: whether soccer referees are more likely to give red cards to dark skin toned players than light skin toned players?

Date: Friday, 30 June, 2017
Time: 7 PM onwards

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149033318533901/

The Fifth Elephant Pune meetup on 8 July

On Saturday, 8 July, we’re putting together a meetup and workshop at Wingify’s office in Pune. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow data science enthusiasts and individuals who work on interesting data engineering and analytics projects.

Harshad Saykhedkar, head of data science at Sokrati, will conduct a workshop on ‘introduction to recommendation systems with Python’. You can read more about his workshop here: https://fifthelephant.talkfunnel.com/pune-meetup-2017/1-introduction-to-recommendation-systems-with-python

We have 3 open slots for talks. If you’re in and around Pune and want to share the work you are doing, submit a talk here: https://fifthelephant.talkfunnel.com/pune-meetup-2017/

If you’d like to attend the meetup, RSVP here: https://fifthelephant.in/2017/pune-meetup

Other updates

  1. Attend “building responsive payment systems”, a 50p event in Mumbai, on 8 July. We’ll talk about UPI, interoperability and standards, BharatQR Code, blockchain and automating grievance redressal. 
    For tickets and details, visit: https://50p.in
  2. Submit talks on original works with React and mobile architecture for ReactFoo and Fragments conferences.
  3. We received a great bunch of proposals for JSFoo. We’ve closed the CfP, but you can vote on talks you’d like to see at the conference: https://jsfoo.talkfunnel.com/2017/. Get tickets to the conference from https://jsfoo.in/2017/
  4. “Learning representations of text from NLP” workshop will be held on 30 July, and has limited seats. If you are working with NLP and deep learning, you should attend this workshop. Get your tickets today from https://anthillinside.in/2017/#tickets

That’s it from our end. Have a great week!

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