Virtual Time Series Meetup - March 2020
Talk 1: Prophet for forecasts with InfluxDB
Anais Dotis-Georgiou | Developer Advocate, InfluxData
Data collection is only half of the battle. The other half is being able to easily perform data analysis. FB Prophet aims to make time series forecasting simple and fast. We’ll learn how to make a univariate time series prediction with Prophet and InfluxDB.
Anais Dotis-Georgiou is a Developer Advocate for InfluxData with a passion for making data beautiful with the use of Data Analytics, AI, and Machine Learning. She takes the data that she collects, does a mix of research, exploration, and engineering to translate the data into something of function, value, and beauty. When she is not behind a screen, you can find her outside drawing, stretching, boarding, or chasing after a soccer ball.
Talk 2: How to grow peppers using InfluxDB
Aleksandr Tavgen | Software Architect, Playtech
Alex is a Software Architect at Playtech. His main points of interest are data science and machine learning, distributed systems, graph computations and domain design. Alex finds it hard to define where he is from, as he says: “I am some kind of nomad, digital nomad. I am from Tallinn, but lived in Germany, Sweden and the UK. I have been in in IT development for more than 17 years, but actually everything had begun much earlier. My classmate and I wrote our first game for Soviet computer when we were 13 — it was written on Basic. A spaceship bombed tanks while tanks tried to hit the spaceship.” Having shifted from Developer to DevOps Engineer, Alex has always been interested in technology, development, math and computer science and has worked in diverse fields at all levels of abstraction, from micro controllers to high-level declarative programming and all points in between.