|Sent on:||Monday, June 3, 2013 8:47 PM|
Hi DSDC members!
A couple quick things...
First, are you presenting a talk or a poster at a conference this year that might be relevant and interesting to our diverse community? This could be a stats conference like JSM, a machine learning conference like ICML or KDD, a commercial conference like Strata, a discipline-specific conference, or anything else. We'd love to have you share it with us, your local community of data scientists! The plan is to have a number of people give short (5-10 minute) talks as part of a "Summer Conference Pre/Post-View" DSDC Meetup during the second half of July. Grad students, faculty, or non-academics -- we'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch if this is something you're interested in doing.
Second, I wanted to encourage you to take advantage of the Data Events DC calendar on the DC2 web site. It's full of data and statistics-related talks, conferences, and other events in the region. Please check it out, and please post any events that you think might be relevant. And if you use iCal or Google Calendar or Outlook, and you'd like to see upcoming events as part of your usual calendar, it's easy and works really well. Just grab the iCal feed (also on the events page), and paste it into your calendar app's "add an external calendar" setting. I've set mine up so that data events show up as grey, which makes them less prominent than events that are actually in my personal calendar.
A specific event worth highlighting is DC2's "Intro to R Workshop", being taught by two-time Data Science DC presenter Abhijit Dasgupta on Saturday the 15th! Please check it out if you're looking for a hands-on, 3-hour small-group introductory course.
We hope to see you on the 18th for our next Meetup!
-Harlan, Sean, and Marck