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Lightning Talks!

For our July Meetup, we're thrilled to be presenting the work of not one, not two, but nine members of our Data Science community! These lightning talks will include highlights of work presented at recent or upcoming academic conferences, demos of tools and techniques that people are excited about, and more, all in bite-sized packages of less than 10 minutes.

Tentative Speaker/Affiliation/Topic list:

  1. Harsha Rajasimha, Jeeva Informatics, Next-Gen Sequencing Data Analysis
  2. Jon Schwabish, CBO, Fundamental Graphic Types
  3. Robert Dempsey, Intridea, Growth Hacker
  4. Kevin Coogan, Amalgamood, Hadoop Summit / GraphLab Review
  5. Patrick Wagstrom, IBM Research, GitHub API and Graph Databases
  6. Elena Zheleva, LivingSocial, Incentivized Sharing in Social Networks
  7. Dhruv Sharma, FDIC, Random Forests and Credit Scoring
  8. Natalie Robb, WaveLength Analytics, Analyzing Data Exhaust
  9. Tommy Jones, STPI, Consensus Clustering

Agenda:

  • 6:30pm -- Networking, Empenadas, and Refreshments
  • 7:00pm -- Introduction
  • 7:15pm -- Presentations
  • 8:30pm -- Post presentation conversations
  • 8:45pm -- Adjourn for Data Drinks (Tonic, 22nd & G St.)

Parking:

For those driving, we encourage you to find parking for this event via our sponsor, ParkMe. ParkMe will help you find the closest, cheapest parking, and has iPhone and Android apps.


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  • Harlan H.

    A review of this event has been posted at the DC2 blog! http://datacommunitydc.org/blog/2013/09/data-science-lightning-talk-reviews/

    September 10, 2013

  • Brand N.

    Very good, but I suggested the presenters make their data sets and results available for others to use and no one did that so far as I can tell, so here is an example of what I have been working on that does that:

    The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget as Big Data
    http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/The_Presidents_Budget_for_Fiscal_Year_2014#Story The Digital Government Strategy Should Begin with the Budget Analytics 2014
    http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/The_Presidents_Budget_for_Fiscal_Year_2014/Analytical_Perspectives#Story

    I think that auditing/verifying/reproducing what others do is an important part of data science practice.

    August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So really what you're saying Brand is that you'd prefer talks where the presenters can share their data. Is that correct?

      August 1, 2013

    • Brand N.

      Yes, and document their steps and methods so they can be used to train data science students and reproduced by say forensic data scientists like myself.

      August 2, 2013

  • Nevin H.

    I could not have been more pleasantly surprised by the 10 minute presentations; amazing what data fun can be had in so short a time.

    August 1, 2013

  • Stephan

    Great session! Thank you to Harlan, Sean, and all the nine presenters yesterday (Harsha, Jon, Robert, Kevin, Patrick, Elena, Dhruv, Natalie, and Tommy). I wish I could have stayed for the last four.

    July 31, 2013

  • Tommy J.

    Big thanks to Harlan et al. for organizing this event and all the others.

    I, for one, really liked Elena Zheleva's presentation. I'd love to see that work in a full scope presentation.

    July 31, 2013

  • Chris K.

    The OMB briefer with the "Give a Nerd a number" was excellent. Clear, compelling, story-like information. Conversational tone. Simple but effective visuals. Polished delivery. He has obviously practiced many hours and it showed. Well done.

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You must be talking about CBO's Jon Schwabish. I agree, great presentation!

      July 31, 2013

  • Jason S.

    Any chance these talks were recorded and may be put online? I'm sad I missed them.

    July 31, 2013

    • Harlan H.

      There will be audio and slides posted on the datacommunitydc.org blog at some point soon! See you next time!

      4 · July 31, 2013

    • Jason S.

      Sweet looking forward to it

      July 31, 2013

  • Charmee

    Thanks to the organizers for setting up a great event. So many different ideas in such a short time! It was first time I attended this event but now I am hooked and will keep coming back for more :)

    July 31, 2013

  • Clarence D.

    I like this presentation format.

    July 31, 2013

  • Oscar O.

    Thanks to the organizers for putting on a great event!
    Lightnigh Talks was an amazing event! The speakers where really good and very informative!
    Looking forward to the next one!

    July 31, 2013

  • Kato M.

    Very informative, especially the Intridea talk on MongoDB and Surfiki tools.

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Kato. If you have any questions shoot me an email: [masked].

      July 31, 2013

  • Harlan H.

    Did anyone leave a size XS sweater last night? If so, I've got it - let me know if it's yours.

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning everyone,

    Thanks for all of your fantastic questions after the lightning talks. Here are links to everything I mentioned in my talk:

    Slides - http://www.slideshare.net/intridea/understanding-clients-better-through-data-full

    Surfiki - http://surfiki.com/

    Refine (Open Source) - https://github.com/intridea/surfiki-refine-elasticsearch

    Python script for scraping LinkedIn company data (Open Source) - https://github.com/intridea/linkedin-data-miner

    If you have any questions, give me a call:[masked] x517

    4 · July 31, 2013

  • Wei

    Impressed by all talks, especially the ones on CSPA and Random Forest!

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tons of great info, some of which made my brain melt, in a good way.

    July 30, 2013

  • John A.

    It was great! I am looking forward to more like this

    July 30, 2013

  • Layne M

    Loved the Lightening talks, esp the "give a mouse a cupcake [sic]" talk!

    July 30, 2013

  • Matthew E.

    I'm going to try to make it out tonight, but it depends on how much is left to do before our product launch on 8/1/2013... http://HDScores.com

    July 30, 2013

  • Kent

    Sorry, I was reminded I have a conflicting prior engagement.

    July 30, 2013

  • Quinsulon, P.

    *sigh* another potentially great one I can make it to. Ihope presentations and audio will be made available this time.

    July 30, 2013

  • Julie

    I have a conflict so I can't attend. Is anyone willing to meet for drinks afterwards?

    July 29, 2013

  • Stephan

    I will go and will get some friends to join!

    July 29, 2013

  • Dennis Y.

    Looks like fun-- I'd like to present data visualizations based on our Facebook data at some point, too!

    July 28, 2013

  • Brand N.

    I am looking forward to this and hope the presenters will make their data sets available for others to work with.

    July 25, 2013

  • Shyam S.

    Looking forward to meeting some experts.

    July 22, 2013

  • Miriam H.

    Brian Yoder will accompany me.

    July 18, 2013

  • Junko

    Look forward to it

    June 29, 2013

  • Phil K.

    I propose a poll comparing attendees’ preference for empanadas vs pizza.

    June 18, 2013

  • Layne M

    Cool idea

    June 17, 2013

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