Quantum Computing, Programming

First steps into the realm of quantum computing

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Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash

This is a blog post on getting started with quantum computing using Python and IBM Qiskit, inspired by Sara A. Metwalli’s webinar in the Women Who Code Python Track.

What is Quantum Computing?

Quantum Computing refers to the use of quantum mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation. To understand quantum phenomena, it’s important to understand qubit, the unit of quantum information, and the concepts of superposition and entanglement.

What is a ‘Qubit’?

Qubit or Quantum Bit is the unit of quantum information, analogous to the ‘bit’ in classical computing. In order to differentiate between a classical bit and a qubit, Dirac notation (ket notation) is used. …


Column Transformer and Column Selector

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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

This series of blog posts are inspired by Kevin Markham, Founder of Data School’s videos on cool scikit-learn tips.

More often than not, we come across datasets where the columns are all of the different types, some could be categorical variables, some numerical. Clearly, we require different pre-processing strategies to encode categorical variables and to impute the missing values of numerical data while some columns could be retained as such as they have data just the way we need.

Here’s a cool tip to apply different pre-processing techniques to different columns😎. …


A primer on building a career in CS from non-tech background

“Have you always cherished your aspirations to pursue a career in Computer Science, but were apprehensive about it as your educational background was not from mainstream CS? Read ahead to know about the experiences of Rishika Singh who has had a remarkable transition to a tech career”

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Talk by Rishika Singh on Transition to Computer Science

On 7th September 2020, Rishika Singh joined us for a talk on ‘Transition to CS, Programming and Tech’ which was moderated by Khyati Thapliyal.

About the speaker

Rishika Singh was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She pursued her Bachelor’s in Psychobiology with a Minor in Bio-medical research at UCLA and she also has pre-medical experience as part of the program. She had always been fascinated by programming seeing her friends code and was inquisitive to try her hand at coding and grew all the more interested in the field when she worked on a project that involved building a robot from scratch. By then, she had developed a strong desire to pursue a career in tech. …

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