EmpireJS Conference

Every year the Empire team ramps up we try to highlight one of the things that makes New York City an amazing place to live, work, visit, and git push origin master in.

This year we showcased the little language you know and love at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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People

Head of Data Science

Gideon Mann is the head of Data Science in the Office of the CTO at Bloomberg LP. At Bloomberg, he guides corporate strategy for machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and information retrieval. He has over 30 publications and more than 20 patents in machine learning and NLP. He’s served as a founding member of both the Data for Good Exchange (D4GX), an annual conference on data science applications for social good, and the Shift Commission on Work, Workers and Technology. Before joining Bloomberg in 2014, he worked at Google Research NY, where his team carried out basic research, as well as developing machine learning products such as Colaboratory. He holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University.

Evan Macmillan is the CEO and co-founder of Gridspace, a speech technology company backed by Bloomberg Beta, Wells Fargo and SRI, among others. Previously, Evan co-founded Zappedy, a payments technology company backed by Eric Schmidt’s venture fund and acquired by Groupon before its IPO. Evan has an engineering degree from Stanford in Product Design.