Machine Learning & Behavioral Analytics

Want to know how to make your data smarter? Do you want to use your existing data to make predictions, classify data or provide recommendations? Do you want understand more about what your users are doing?

You're invited to the Machine Learning & Behavioral Analytics meetup on Wednesday, April 24th in Denver at the SendGrid offices. Please RSVP on the meetup page to save a spot.

You'll first hear from Will Stanton on an introduction to machine learning to understand what machine learning is and how you can apply it to your data. Next you'll hear from Ben Johnson on behavioral analytics and how you can use the open source Sky database for extremely fast processing of clickstream and log data.

Join us for drinks, pizza, an interactive dialogue, and to learn more about how to get the most out of your data.

Parking: Metered street parking and paid lots are available nearby the SendGrid offices. Map

6:00 – 6:30 - Socialize over food and drink
6:30 – 6:45 - Announcements, Upcoming Events
6:45 – 7:30 - Machine Learning - Will Stanton
7:30 – 8:15 - Behavioral Analytics using Sky - Ben Johnson
8:15 – ??? - Continued socializing

About the presenters

Will Stanton
Will is a PhD student at CU Boulder studying mathematics. His thesis is on Random Matrix Theory, a field with surprising connections to big data analytics. He has spoken at several universities, including CU Boulder and the University of Wisconsin - Madison. After completing his PhD in May, Will is going to start an internship at Return Path, working with their analytics team on interesting problems in the world of email data.

Ben Johnson
Ben has worked in a variety of data-related roles from being an Oracle DBA to designing front-end data visualizations. For the last year he has worked on an open source NoSQL database called Sky that is specifically optimized for working with large behavioral datasets such as clickstream and log data. He is the founder of a data science consulting company called Skyland Labs in Denver.

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    • Dave D.

      Thanks Ben. I was looking for this.

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • Will S.

    Hi everyone! I'm glad to hear that so many of you found the meetup last night useful. I think Ben is going to post the slides to the meetup page. Feel free to send me a message if you have any other questions!

    April 25, 2013

  • Leonard K.

    I was waitlisted, but very interested in applying these concepts in health care. Would welcome opportunity to chat with those that share this interest.

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • Adam S.

      me too ... I was looking for a way to message through Meetup but didn't see one. Anyhow, the first presentation talked about using machine learning on many data points in order to predict risk of credit default. I think the data models and algorithms used in the examples would work really well for predicting health risk, among other things in health care. Behavioral analytics too, as it ties in to marketing health care services/products.

      2 · April 25, 2013

    • Leonard K.

      Clinicast is doing just that: http://www.clinicast....­ Lots of opportunity here for lots of kinds of data.

      1 · April 25, 2013

  • Adam S.

    Many thanks to Will and Ben for presenting, SendGrid for hosting, and Andy for continuing to organize these informative sessions. Coming from the internet advertising space, both presentations were relevant to my field and both were fascinating.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best Meetups I've attended recently - great information.

    April 25, 2013

  • Dave D.

    Fantastic job, speakers! In. sadly had to leave early, but that was incredibly useful for the stuff I'm doing. Thanks! And thanks to Sendgrid for hosting. I put 10 of your stickers on every lightrail stop, even though I have absolutely no idea what it is you actually do. You're welcome.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Rob B.

    I won't make it

    April 24, 2013

  • Jared W.

    Late coming back from skiing. Sorry I can't make it but someone please take my spot.

    April 24, 2013

  • Fran S.

    So bummed I can't attend now. I'm happy someone can take my spot though.

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to the Scala Meetup instead

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last minute conflict - give my spot to someone on the wait list.

    April 24, 2013

  • Henri van den B.

    This sounds great

    April 23, 2013

  • Leonard K.

    Would love to go. Right up my alley.

    April 23, 2013

  • Janet

    If there is anyway the presentation can be recorded or shared for those of us who can't make it, I would really appreciate having access to this content.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    out of town, sadly

    April 22, 2013

  • David W A.

    Too many things happening this week to get a night off in Denver :-(

    April 22, 2013

  • Jeremy J.

    Something else came up, but definitely looking forward to seeing a video of it!

    April 22, 2013

  • Ben J.

    Hey everyone, the meetup this Wednesday night is filled up and we have a 60 person wait list. If you're not able to come then please change your RSVP to "No" so others can come.

    Also, we're going to try to record the meetup again. Two of us tried last month and both had technical difficulties. I'll post the video up on YouTube if it's successful this time.

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • John W

    Doh! I was thinking about another meetup. Sorry about that

    April 17, 2013

  • Andy S.


    The meetup is not until 4/24. At this time we believe the meetup will still be happening but if weather changes we will send an update.

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Kurt F.

    I thought this was next week, not tonight.

    April 17, 2013

  • Rocky M.

    Who wants to sell me their seat? ;)

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Terri Lee N.

    I'm an entrepreneur & K-16 instructor who loves tech & appreciates open doors to learning about emerging new-tech Big Data

    April 13, 2013

  • Peter J.

    Out of town that day, sorry!!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Director of BI looking for ways to mine extra value from data already in our warehouse as well as target potential other sources.

    April 2, 2013

  • Shane K.

    I hope to be there, but denver makes it tough, any chance of a webcast?

    March 21, 2013

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