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Field trip to freiheit.com and Machine Learning Movie Night

Our SIAM chapter at the welcome desk of freiheit.com

(2018-06-19) After our last visit two years ago, our chapter happily accepted the invitation to return to the software company freiheit.com.

We prepared our visit by a movie night on June 12 with online introductions to machine learning and associated tools for the preparation of data sets including numPy and Pandas.

For the field trip on June 18 we were accompanied by some friends from the group of Mathematical Statistics and Stochastic Processes. After a guided tour through their impressive workspace near Hamburg's Millerntor stadium, Daniel and Chapter Alumnus Viktor, two of the company's developers, gave us insights into their professional career, their start at freiheit.com, and their everyday working experiences. Later we were also joined by Stefan, the company's head and founder.

As a concrete example of their work, they presented to us one the company's current projects and gave us a detailed look at the mathematics underneath, including statistical testing and machine learning algorithms. This lead to a vivid discussion about mathematical models, client relations, and much more.

We would like to thank everyone involved, expecially Lena, Daniel, Viktor and Stefan, for giving us such a warm welcome and sharing so many interesting and inspiring insights!



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