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March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Noah Gift

Noah Gift
Consulting CTO, UC Davis


Noah Gift is consulting CTO and lecturer at UC Davis. An adaptable technical leader, entrepreneur, software developer, architect, and engineer with over 20 years’ experience in leadership and engineering (including P&L responsibility), over the past eight years, Noah has shipped than 10 new products at multiple companies that generated millions of dollars of revenue and had global scale. Previously, Noah helped build Sqor Sports from scratch, creating the company’s first product and hiring and managing all employees. He has also written production machine learning models in Python and R. Noah is the author of the forthcoming book Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning as well as a number of articles.


11:00am11:30am Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Noah Gift (UC Davis)
Noah Gift uses data science and machine learning to explore NBA team valuation and attendance as well as individual player performance. Questions include: What drives the valuation of teams (attendance, the local real estate market, etc.)? Does winning bring more fans to games? Does salary correlate with social media performance? Read more.