I have been designing systems for data analysis for several decades. I work with big data and not-so-big data. The hard part of successful data analysis, in my experience, is figuring out the right questions.
This is an organization dedicated to supporting an intellectually challenging and creative environment for anyone working in or interested in Analytics/Data Science. We discuss all the cool things happening in Data Science and try to foster a good learning environment. The goal is to create a creative hacking culture within the Analytics/Data Science community, where people can have fun, feel challenged, and learn and support one another.
I have modified the structure to start hosting two coffee shop meetups a month, one in the East Bay and an alternation meetup in the City. There is also usually one big Saturday hackathon at the Port Offices in Oakland each month.