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!