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Machine Learning, F#, Apache Tez, future cities mini-hack day

  • Jul 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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We are organising this one day mini-hack with our colleagues from the MS Hadoop Azure community. This meetup will be about 4 things:

1. Data Science talks and Q&A
2. Open chat on future London + data science
3. If you fancy: mini data challenge.
4. Have fun. Meet new people, network around, share your ideas

10am Welcome, more free coffee and tea. 10.30am talks start

HD Insight & MapReduce in F#” Richard Conway, Andy Cross, and Isaac Abraham @Elastacloud

Big Data Scripting and Machine Learning with F#” by Matthew Molooney @Tsunami.IO

Apache Tez + Stinger: a powerful framework for executing a complex DAG of tasks” by Chris Harris, Solution Architect @Hortonworks

Scaling by Cheating: Approximation, Sampling and Fault-friendliness for Scalable Big Learning” by Sean Owen, Founder of Myrrix and new Director of Data Science @Cloudera

1pm Free Pizza + Free Beers + Drinks Served, chat & network around

1.30pm Brainstorm discussion moderated by Vinay Gupta, Sr. Analyst, Infrastructure Theory @Hexayurt: What would be a cool data science hackathon on future London? Topics to discuss:

Citizen data science- What data?
Smart cities... WTF! city as a data platform...
London as a city of the future: What to data hack?
Citizen sensors and volunteer city data gathering at scale
Community oriented, data driven city improvement

Cities data infrastructure - shared citizen data assets
A CitySDK (city software development kit)

The output of this discussion will be used as input for a cities data science hackathon in Autumn

If you fancy, do a hack, dataviz, or quick-prototype something with London data. Datasets will be provided by TFL. Here are some ideas:

1. Predict biking usage routes across London. Predict car CO2 emissions across those same routes. Predict CO2 savings by replacing cars by bikes for those routes.

2. Develop a model that predicts when tube stations are going to be crowded. Develop a recommender system that serves citizens with real-time alternative stations and tube routes to get to destination

3. Develop a model that predicts car traffic congestion areas and busiest-times tube stations. Show a interactive, real-time heat map that tell citizens what roads and tube lines are less congested.

Coffee, Tea & biscuits will be provided by mid-afternoon

Show what you’ve done to the crowd by 7pm

The team with the coolest, hackiest or different hack or proto wins £100 pounds.

8pm-ish Hack day ends, everyone goes for beer!

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  • Catherine H.

    So sorry I couldn't make it, I got the confirmation late on the friday night to my work email and only saw it just now, hope it was a good one.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Mike

    Interesting and fun day; the ideas gathered need some agile nurturing. Is there a collaboration link ?

    July 28, 2013

  • Ann W.

    Geoff, let me know how it goes!

    July 26, 2013

  • Ann W.

    Would love to be part of this, but I have a show to see mid-afternoon so would not be much help. Looking forward to the autumn hack. Hoping that doesn't conflict with the Bletchley games hack or over the air in September.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, i cannot make it. Something urgent has come up in family.

    July 26, 2013

  • Tony G.

    this looks great, I hope it's ok to come along and bail out after lunch as I have family commitments in the afternoon (if there's more notice for next time would like to try the whole day)

    July 25, 2013

    • Seref A.

      I will be doing the same. I need to get home before my wife realizes I'm hanging out at data science meetings on a Saturday...

      July 25, 2013

    • Carlos

      @tony no worries! ... btw: apologies for late notice, this was planned for this date several months in advance... an external entity dropped a “bombshell” on our camp last minute, we scrambled but survived ☺ we’ll explain on Sat :)
      @seref LMAO! … We’re working on a quantum, self-adaptive cloak for data scientists that makes you invisible under unexpected scenarios, currently testing with LOL fish –no unicorns yet though­

      July 25, 2013

  • onuonga

    Will this be in hangout ?

    July 25, 2013

  • Murphy C.

    This mini hack will be a good warm up for the data science hackathon scheduled for the autumn, with free beer thrown in can't resist !!

    July 24, 2013

  • Olmo

    see u there

    July 24, 2013

  • Lui S.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 24, 2013

  • Sourav K.


    July 24, 2013

  • Seref A.

    I may make it at 10 AM I guess

    July 24, 2013

  • Marco M.

    Time says 10pm instead of 10am :)

    July 24, 2013

    • Carlos

      fuck! changed

      July 24, 2013

  • Andrew C.

    Sounds cool but alas family commitments prevent me attending.

    July 24, 2013

  • Seref A.

    Looks great. Really sorry to miss this one. I know Carlos is already doing a great job with the meetings, but if recording these would be possible it would be great for those who can't make it for whatever reason.
    Have fun everyone.

    July 24, 2013

  • sahera k.

    I would like to attend this meetup

    July 24, 2013

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