Last week, two software engineers from the Maize team attended the 2019 SciPy convention in Austin, Texas. This was the 18th annual conference, where over 800 participants came together from industry, academia, and government to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development. Our team was able to meet with their peers who also use machine learning and data mining in their research. Talks and discussions focused on better, faster, and more accurate ways of classifying, predicting, and displaying larger datasets. Our team came back with some great insights, and we’re excited to incorporate these state-of-the-art methods into our tool, allowing us to progress at the forefront of the smart auditing field.