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Meetup Tomorrow, FREE goodies, Announcements, and more

From: Carlos
Sent on: Sunday, April 22, 2012 10:22 AM

Hey people,

Meetup tomorrow, RSVP and waiting list: So we are exceeding the capacity of the venue. Please if you can’t make it tomorrow update your RSVP so that the 61 people in the waiting list can have a chance. NOTEIf you are in the waiting list and not in the confirmed attendee list PLEASE don't be a smart ace by trying to sneak into the venue. Please respect your community members by respecting the waiting list.

Please come early: We want to start at 6.30pm sharp. Make it to the venue soon, enjoy the free pizza and beer and let’s start talks at 7pm o'clock. Lots of things in the agenda.

Make sure you get a Lucky Number when you arrive: if you want to grab some free goodies you’ll need this number. Ask for your number if you don’t get it when checking in. And make sure you double check the postcode of the venue in Google Maps http://forwardtechnology.co.uk/venue Last time we 'lost' 10 people.

In case you didn’t know yet we’ll have Top Speakers: Bruce CTO @Mastodon C, Mike MD @IntellingentBusinessSystems, Jason CTO @Causata, and Hilary CTO @Bitly (we are SO happy to have Hilary speaking our event. And she’ll give a talk never published before. Check out the speakers profiles here: http://bit.ly/GND5Bn

Free Goodie 1: Yes, the notoriously random FREE Data Science Books Lottery return. We have 20 brand new O’Reilly books to give away. The Randomizer will issue the numbers of the lucky winners. And Gina VP of Strata will host this. (Hello Gina)

Goodie 2: Come to the meeting and will give you a MAGIC CODE that will unleash massive % discounts in O’Reilly books and e-books. Only for those attending the meeting. (Thanks Josette)

Free Goodie 3: We’ll give you a free hard copy of the Big Data Survey Report. As you know we have collaborated in the survey. You won’t get it if you don’t come.

Free Goodie 4: There will be 12 free UFOs flying around the room. Come to grab one.

Free Goodie 5: Hilary CTO Bitly will give away these 4 FREE SURPRISE ITEMS to 4 lucky data scientists. We know for a fact that very few people own similar items.

Free Goodie 6: Gina will announce some free Strata goodies and Strata discounts for our members.

New event announcement 1: We’ll be announcing a super cool new event to be hosted in May. We’re very excited about this, can’t wait to tell you! We hope you like it.

New event announcement 2: We promise you: nobody in the world has done this before. We’ll be announcing this event to be hosted in June. Massive. Cool. Exciting.

Wanna do a 1 minute pitch at our event tomorrow?: Quick, contact carlos

Do you know all the things happening during Big Data Week?: check out the calendar of events. http://bigdataweek.com/ Massive. (say thanks to Stewart at @DataSift now)

Calling All Volunteers for the Data Science Hackathon: We need more volunteers. We’ll be providing 3 gourmet meals and will pay you a small day fee as token of appreciation for your work. Contact carlos.

Hurry, you can still register for the Data Science Hackathon and win £££ prizes: You can register as a remote participant here http://dsghackathon.eventbrite.com/ or at the London venue http://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-London/events/55493252/ . Check out the prizes: http://datasciencehackathon.com/prizes/ We have +400 participants registered in 7 cities around the world!

Have a minute? Please tweet about our community and our events using our twitter handle @ds_ldn we want to spread the word. The more known we are the more free goodies, cool events, and activities we can organize for the community.

Disclaimer, no RLL. Sorry: Our Research Dept. is closed today due to sunny weather in London. The traditional RLL (Research Links List) that you guys like so much won’t be published today but will be back next week.

Ideas, suggestions, proposals? contact [address removed]

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