Data Mining for a Cause

  • November 29, 2011 · 6:30 PM

Note: Event is on the 9th floor.

After hearing a bit lately about how the Obama Campaign is utilizing its data science team, I became curious about what other non-profits and political groups are utilizing data mining people and tech, and started digging around for experts to come share their experiences.  So far it sound like we'll have interesting speakers from Wikimedia, Rebuild The Dream, Kaggle, and more.  Should be a really great evening, mark your calenders!!

6:30 Doors open.  Pizza and beer will be served.
7:00 Talks start.
9:00 Doors close.

Confirmed speakers:
Jeremy Howard, Kaggle
Jim Pugh, Rebuild the Dream
Howie Fung, Wikimedia
Christie George, New Media Ventures

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Did not walk away with anything new pertaining to data mining. I guess most people there are single/dateless looking to "hang out". Otherwise they would expect more from these meetings. It would be good to ask speakers to identify clearly what knowledge they plan on imparting to the audience that cannot be gained from their web site.

    December 1, 2011

  • Hugh

    I liked both all the talks I got a chance to hear. I was especially happy for the opportunities to learn more about analytics.

    November 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is an excellent opportunity, to meet others like me. And to learn about what's out there in the data world.

    November 30, 2011

  • Jeff W.

    Really great talks! Inspiring stuff. Good groove.

    November 30, 2011

  • C. ByteSprite (C.B.S.) L.

    Do it again! Please. I had to leave early and missed the last two speakers. Huge bummer. But the topic can be done again and again because the inputs and outcomes can be so different for different types of organizations. Make it a joint session with meetup group of "Hacks and Hackers."

    November 30, 2011

  • Sebastian

    Great meetup! Interesting speakers.

    November 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting, but very high level.

    November 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very Good. Ending a bit earlier to leave more time for post discussion might have been nice.

    November 30, 2011

  • Doran B.

    A fascinating group to interact with. I will definitely be coming back. I would have liked to see more discussion of what non-profits are currently doing with data mining (interesting results, etc.) rather than just a discussion of the need for data mining.

    November 30, 2011

  • Greg S.

    Excellent choice of speakers and topics.

    November 30, 2011

  • Daniel S.

    Talks were interesting, would have liked a bit more time for networking (most people arrived only a few minutes before talks started).

    November 30, 2011

  • Marit

    Speakers from Wikimedia and Kaggle gave good insight into the current status of open source data projects. Both very encouraging to go ahead and learn data mining techniques by doing good.

    November 30, 2011

  • Vivek

    Pitty it was not recorded. A very interesting evening with a great blend of presenters and topics: http://www.nuuz.it/n/Jd0Hl7GYiMK http://www.nuuz.it/n/IAWHkC8mp4N

    November 30, 2011

  • Ram N.

    Great theme for the meetup. There were around 50-75 people who showed up.
    Esp enjoyed the presentations by Howie (wikimedia) and Jeremy Howard (from Kaggle).

    Am hoping that this topic becomes an annual feature.

    November 30, 2011

  • Todd H.

    Rahul, Stephen, we won't be recording this event.
    Tim, we'll have pizza and beer.

    November 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be food at this event, or should I bring my own dinner?

    November 29, 2011

  • Stephen

    +1 for a video feed, I don't think I can make it from the southbay although I'd love to hear it. I also know at least two other people who can't attend in person.

    November 29, 2011

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