Dinner, Talk, & Tour at Granular

Py-CU, along with the CU Coffee Shop Coders and CU.NET will be hosted by Granular at the Research Park.


March 9, 2017, 5:30 - 7 PM


The Atkins Building in Research Park: 1800 South Oak St. (Suite 208), Champaign


This evening event will feature:


You can RSVP via Meetup.

The talks

Jake Kreider, Director of Web Development at Granular

Granular’s tech stack and how we use Python (spoiler: a lot). He will touch on our use of Pyramid and SQL Alchemy, and talk about tips for maintaining a large codebase in Python.

Reza Farivar, Manager of Data Intelligence at Capital One

Deep learning has become one of the hottest topics in computing in the past few years. Neural networks are not a new topic, but with the recent advances in computation capacity provided by hardware accelerators, in particular GPUs, they have gained new popularity. In this talk we present some of the concepts behind neural networks and deep learning, and then shift to the performance aspects of available solutions. We will finally focus on Tensorflow, an open source deep learning package, and provide a hands-on demo using it that uses the python language.

About Granular:

Granular is an agriculture software and analytics company dedicated to helping industry leaders build stronger and smarter farms. With cloud, mobile and advanced data science technology, the Granular platform makes it easier to manage a large farm and use data for critical business decisions. Granular’s rapidly growing network of farms in the US and Canada is finding new ways to profit from aggregated data, expertise and market power. Granular is headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Champaign, IL and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and Tao Capital.