Predictive Analytics World: Lightning Talks

Predictive Analytics World has invited us to hold a Meetup as part of their event which is occurring Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 at the Seaport World Trade Center (which is MBTA subway accessible on Silver Line; or a ~15 min walk from South Station).  A 15% Discount Code that people can use for their main, daytime event is BPA1215.  Our Meetup is free.


http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/boston/2012/agenda_overview.php

 

The Meetup is scheduled for Monday 10/01 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM (and expect to end at ~9:15 so as to have time for networking).  Please note there is a reception at their exhibit hall beginning at 6:10 and going until 7:30 that folks are welcome to attend.  PAW plans to present first, and then I will have an overview of the Boston Meetup community, and then we will have a series of lightning talks of ~15 min each:

 

Tapping the Data Deluge! (APIs, Data Markets): Jeffrey Breen

U.S. Jobs Outlook: John Muller

Data Visualizations using D3: Lynn Cherny

Data Mining with R / Rattle (GUI for R): David Weisman

Random Forests Case Study: Dan Gerlanc

 

We will be in Harbor View 1

http://www.seaportboston.com/meetingandevents/_venue_img/seaport-hotel-harborview1.gif

 

 

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    • John M.

      Sheldon,

      October 8, 2012

    • John M.

      Sheldon, good observation about the revisions. As I mentioned in the talk, the change in jobs number most often quoted is ( thisMonth_original - lastMonth_revised) and not (thisMonth_original - lastMonth_original) which is what I was modeling. Since the revision for August was up the change using originals would have been 200 so the random forest model was pretty far off, but then again so were most of the experts. The *good news* is that the BLS will keep coming up with new numbers every month so we will have many more chances to refine the model and make better predictions. - john

      October 8, 2012

  • Macy C.

    David Nelson, Director of Data Analytics and CPI/CMS gave a talk at this week’s Predictive Analytics World conference at which he presented their work fighting fraud. This is a nice video from that talk:

    http://vimeo.com/39669496

    October 7, 2012

  • Sanat P.

    A nice variety of topics, sorry we didn't have enough time to collaborate further to get interactive Perspective motion charts in your presentation.
    Let's share the data so we put a story together.
    Great organization, John!
    @pixxa

    October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great Meetup with good variety, level of information, and pace. Well done!

    October 3, 2012

  • Paul C.

    Great, interesting talks all. And everyone kept to the short time limit!

    October 2, 2012

  • Jeffrey B.

    My slides are now on slideshare: http://bit.ly/pawdatadeck and my code and data are on github: http://bit.ly/pawdata

    October 2, 2012

  • Sheldon B.

    Here is a link to the Heer & Schneiderman visualization paper referenced by Lynn - excellent overview of principles and techniques http://bit.ly/SznTre

    October 2, 2012

    • Lynn C.

      Here is my slide deck on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare...­ - links should work there!

      October 2, 2012

    • Vasant M.

      Laura, the link Sheldon posted opens a PDF, I have uploaded the file to this meetup group as well. Here's the link to it http://files.meetup.c...­

      October 2, 2012

  • Daniel G.

    My slides are available on slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/dgerlanc/rf-final

    October 2, 2012

  • Kin H.

    Very Good. To all the speakers Thanks. John Thanks for coordinating this.

    October 2, 2012

  • Lynn C.

    this was a high quality evening - by which i mean i loved the other talks!

    October 2, 2012

  • Laura

    great idea.

    October 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talks!!

    October 2, 2012

  • Rubayat K.

    fantastic series of talks...great speakers too.

    October 2, 2012

  • Rubayat K.

    Where can we find the video of the event (I know John was taping it) and the slides? Some of the stuff in the slides would be really cool to have as reference.

    October 2, 2012

  • Yating

    Hi John,
    Thank you for organizing the meeting. I enjoyed the talks.

    October 1, 2012

    • Jim F.

      I enjoyed it very much, too. Thank you!

      October 1, 2012

    • Naima D.

      I really enjoyed it too. Thank you!

      October 2, 2012

  • John V.

    Hi Candace, Rapid7 sponsored food for our May Bayesian event - many thanks! For this event, PAW outlined several guidelines for us to present, including getting approval / review of the schedule. Based on the guidelines, I do not think this event is the appropriate one, though a regular Meetuo event such as the one this past May would be moreso. Also, there is an IT Security Meetup group as well as other groups that I will email you about. Best Regads, John

    October 1, 2012

  • Candace L.

    Are recruiters (btw I work directly for the company Rapid7, NOT an agency) allowed to come? Do you allow companies to make announcements about their open jobs?

    October 1, 2012

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