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  • dplyr is a great tool to perform data manipulation. It makes your data analysis process a lot more efficient. Even better, it’s fairly simple to learn and start applying immediately to your work! Oftentimes, with just a few elegant lines of code, your data becomes that much easier to dissect and analyze. For these reasons, it is an essential and foundational skill to master for any aspiring data scientist. Often one may be surprised how some easy-to-learn functions can make the data analysis process that much more efficient. That is certainly the case with dplyr. We will teach you how to use this incredibly useful package to mung data while demonstrating with a Kaggle dataset on wine ratings. Remember to bring your laptops to follow along if you like.

    6:00 – 6:30 Grab some food and socialize
    6:30 – 7:45 Presentation
    7:45 – 8:00 Questions & Answers

    ASCE Bechtel Conference Center
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4382

    When you attend this Meetup, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By attending this event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording, and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Data Science Dojo (DSD) and its affiliates and representatives.

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  • NOTE:  This event is approved for 1.5 GBCI general CEs and 1.5 AIA LUs.

    The Bioscience Education Center is a 145,000 GSF, LEED Gold teaching facility, located on the Montgomery College Germantown Campus. Occupied in the Fall Semester 2014 the building contains offices, classrooms, laboratories, computer labs, a conference center and a high performance central heating and cooling plant.

    Join USGBC-NCR's Montgomery County Committee for a presenation that will discuss the planning, design and construction of this facility, providing insight into unique sustainability features such as the College’s amplified commissioning requirements, photovoltaics, and a central chilled and hot water plant with ice thermal storage, ammonia refrigeration, and a frictionless chiller. The presentation will discuss the extensive site development, which included infrastructure for the new Holy Cross Hospital, re-alignment and installation of major roadway systems, realignment of major WSSC water distribution infrastructure, forest conservation and tree stand delineation, and storm water management studies. A walking tour of the facility will included the central plant, typical lab and classroom layouts, and rooftop mechanical penthouse with extensive views of the surrounding area.

    All areas are accessible but closed toe, flat heal shoes are required in mechanical spaces and on the roof.

    Presenter: J. Michael Whitcomb, P.E., Energy Manager, Office of Facilities & Public Safety, Montgomery College

    Mike has been the Energy Manager at Montgomery College for the past 31 years.  Prior to this he was a design engineer with Bechtel Power Corporation designing Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Power Plants and was Montgomery County Government’s first Energy Engineer.  He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

    He has an Associates of Arts Degree from Catonsville Community College, a Bachelor of Science and an Engineering Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer and specializes in Resource Conservation, Energy Conversion, Environmental and Sustainability issues. 

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