Paige Bailey

Paige Bailey

Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate – Machine Learning / AI


Paige Bailey is a Developer Advocate specializing in Data Visualization, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to joining Microsoft, Paige was employed for five years as a data scientist and geophysical application developer in the energy industry (Chevron). Languages of choice include Python, R, and SQL; and she’s always down for a jam session on sustainable energy, STEM education reform, and using data science products to empower local governments.

Talk: Programming for Good:
How can the Python community affect change for a more sustainable future?

“Our planet is facing the greatest problems it’s ever faced, ever. So whatever you do, don’t be bored; this is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.”

Hundreds of mission-driven organizations and communities are tackling complex social issues like poverty, global warming and public health. Many of those institutions have a wealth of unexplored data that could provide insights and facilitate impact — but they don’t have the time or programming skills required to leverage it. That’s where you come in. As a software engineer or a data scientist, you have the unique power to move the needle on critical issues; to be a real-life superhero!

This talk will detail how you can get involved with socially impactful data projects, today, no matter what your skill or experience level. You will walk away with a list of organizations in need of assistance, as well as a detailed list of open data sources for your projects. Together, let’s use Python to make the world a better place.

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