Wondering why your magic 8 ball keeps telling you the same things when you ask it about your data? Heard about this newfangled thing called machine learning? Want to get in on that but don’t know where to start? This hands-on session will set you on the path from being Miss Cleo to becoming Nate Silver. Attendees will be given an overview of the steps involved in machine learning tasks and will implement several real-world applications, including predictive modeling and natural language processing problems, using Python and scikit-learn.