In this session we'll discuss and explore some interesting aspects of statistical computing and data science
6.30pm Welcome and networking, free pizza & beer
7pm Talks start
"Bringing the excitement back to data analysis" MC Brown VP @Couchbase In this talk MC will explain how we've evolved using statistical analysis as a backdrop. He will show how we can track statistical information in Couchbase with incremental map/reduce jobs, and how to perform live queries on large datasets (and ergo the fun). The talk will also highlight how to address some challenges in terms of building live stats on incremental (rather than whole set) data.
"Survival analysis: Analysing behaviour patterns of web users" Dell Zhang, Sr. Lecturer Computer Science @ Birbeck University of London. Survival analysis is a branch of statistics which deals with death in biological organisms and failure in mechanical system. It attempts to answer questions such as: what is the fraction of a population which will survive past a certain time? Of those that survive, at what rate will they die or fail? Can multiple causes of death or failure be taken into account? Dell will show how survival analysis is used to identify web user behaviour patterns.
9pm-is Talks end.
The Notoriously Random Book Lottery returns - we'll give away several free Data Science books (thanks to O'Reilly) including some copies of Getting Started with CouchDB.