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John Foreman: Learning to do data science at MailChimp

  • Oct 2, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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6:30 - 7:00 pm : Food and networking

7:00 - 7:15 pm : Group business/Announcements

7:15 - 8:15 pm : Talk + Q&A


Talk Summary:

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake

Learning to do data science at MailChimp

This talk will cover:

  • What makes for an effective data science team at a midsize business whose primary product has little to do with analytics?
  • How did MailChimp use its data in service of the customer experience?
  • What were the key challenges to MailChimp's success in data science?


Speaker Bio:

John Foreman is Chief Data Scientist at MailChimp



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  • Radhika S.

    Great job John!!! Awesome talk!

    October 3, 2013

  • Frank S.

    Meetup was great - Preordered book (Amanzon has book version discounted for Prime members)

    October 3, 2013

  • Travis T.

    Pre-order John Foreman's book: Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight

    1 · October 2, 2013

    • John C.

      Done! Awesome talk!

      October 3, 2013

  • Jason

    awesome talk, great examples of applying machine learning algorithms into real product and make fun and profit!

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Travis T.

    Thanks everyone for attending last night's event! John was great and it was nice to see such a good turnout. Please be sure to pre-order John's book using the link below and make sure to check-in using the meetup app so we know who attended.

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Colton G.

    Thanks for the insights! I liked how you structured your goals with the Internal/External - Insight/Capability matrix. It is always interesting to learn how different companies are approaching the problems they face and are using data to find new opportunities.

    3 · October 3, 2013

  • Rajib S.

    fantastic perspective on effectively bringing data science into non data/analytics environments. Thanks to Raj & Travis for organizing.

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Travis T.

    @TravTurn: #DSATL (at @MarlowsTavern)

    October 2, 2013

  • Andrew G.

    Well presented... liked the insight into John's Mailchimp story.

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • Rob W.

    Presentation of simple approaches to data science in use in the real world of email marketing by Mailchimp

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Travis T.

    Free uberX Week! 4 free #uberX rides 'til Thurs. night in ATL.

    October 2, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Where is this? I see "250 14th St" but then I also see "Spring and 5th".

    October 2, 2013

    • Travis T.

      So many people RSVP'd that we had to move to a bigger location. The updated location is GTRI Conference Center located at[masked]th St. NW 30318. It's just West of the Silver Skillet.

      October 2, 2013

    • Raj B.

      250 14th St. Sorry for the confusion!

      October 2, 2013

  • Osize O.

    Looking forward to this event.

    August 14, 2013

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