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Beyond the Hype -Data Science in the Real World

  • Jun 23, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Hi Statistical Anomalies,

 Thanks everyone for making the first meetup a cracking evening, over 200 turning up was amazing. According to a LinkedIn presentation this week, there are only 3,052 data nerds in Australia, so 6% of us were at Jeremy's talk.

For our next meetup we are pleased to welcome Ross Farrelly, Chief Data Scientist at Teradata. We would like to thank Teradata for generously supporting the evening - we have more data now to get the beer and pizza algorithm tuned so you hopefully don't go hungry or thirsty.

We also plan to have a series of introductory technical talks, with the first one being on Neural Networks.  We'll be testing the meetup survey tool at some point to poll you all on what you want to learn about. If you are a domain expert and can explain to complete novices your subject, then please put your hand up to give a talk.

Please use the discussion forum to give feedback and throw ideas around on the type of things you would like the group to arrange. This is your group! 

Thanks,

Data Science Melbourne Team


Mon 23rd June

6pm - 8:30pm

Inspire9


Talk 1: Ross Farrelly

Beyond the Hype - Data Science in the Real World

This presentation draws on real world use cases primarily from the telecommunications and banking industries to illustrate how large scale advanced analytics can be used to address a number of important business problems including fraud, marketing optimisation and customer experience.

Rather than focussing solely on the algorithms deployed, this presentation will also discuss the complexities of deploying analytical solutions in a large corporation. Topics such as data collection, data quality, communication of results and managing stakeholder expectations will be discussed in the context of data scientific deployments.

About Ross

Ross Farrelly (M. App. Stats., BSc(Hons), M. App. Ethics., Grad. Dip. Ed.) has many years’ experience in successful consulting, training and programming for clients around Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He is currently Chief Data Scientist at Teradata South Pacific and principal analyst at Datamilk. He has successfully designed and implemented big data projects, comprising both Hadoop and Teradata Aster technologies in mega major companies in Australia, Indonesia and Japan. He is a certified advanced SAS programmer and also has extensive experience with R, SQL-MR, SQL and Java.

See

here

for Ross's Linkedin profile


Talk 2 - option 1

An idiots guide to Neural Networks

After the first meetup there has been much interest in the group on Deep Learning techniques. This short talk will be a relative gentle introduction to neural networks, trying to explain how they do what they do - lots of pictures and no maths!  We will go on the journey from linear regression, to logistic regression to neural network.

Talk 2 - option 2

Getting Started with Kaggle



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  • Khurram

    very informative , thanks for hosting by Phil and Yuval..

    June 26, 2014

  • Terry S.

    Great meetup.

    I am interested in anyone with SPSS skills that may wish to contract their services, which may include: training, running proof of concepts, assistance with business case validation and general implementation assistance.

    Projects would be varied in duration, across many industry segments within the Melbourne metropolitan area. Predictive Analytics is an exciting field of work - if you have the required skills within this IBM portfolio and wish to take up the challenge, please contact me on[masked] or by email [masked]

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Maz D.

    Fantastic. Great insight into real world big data scenarios from Ross, and Phil, your explanation of Neural networks using Tiberius was perfect! Cant wait for the next session, and more than happy to pay the $5!

    June 24, 2014

  • Karun S.

    thanks for the great talks - ross, phil, olena. r the slides or videos going to be published. did any one note ross's contacts/links/email .. mind sharing it? thx.

    2 · June 24, 2014

  • Alistair

    FYI- precinct is closed!

    June 23, 2014

    • Phil B.

      ooops! It seems thsat pubs on Swann St. seem to close when the barman want's to go home. We ended up at the Post Office and jst scaped in before they shut. Sorry for anyone who missed a beer - we'll know for next time.

      June 24, 2014

  • Mark A.

    Great talk!

    June 24, 2014

  • Jon H.

    Excellent meetup, thanks to organisers, speakers and sponsors

    June 24, 2014

  • Jon H.

    Excellent meetup, thanks to organisers, speakers and sponsors

    June 24, 2014

  • Nicola P.

    Great talks. I love the idea of having both a general and a technical talks during each future session. Thanks again to the speakers and organizers!

    June 24, 2014

  • Jessie N.

    it was great. Thanks

    June 24, 2014

  • Tim M.

    Great talks. $5 for future events a good idea to keep them going.

    June 24, 2014

  • Ade F.

    A good night, great presentation but couldn't gain much from the second presentation on neural networks

    June 24, 2014

  • Mai D.

    Inspiring !

    June 24, 2014

  • Ralph R.

    A great night with excellent practical presentations with top hospitality... thanks Ross and the ability to network with likeminded professionals...cheers Ralph

    June 24, 2014

  • Iain S.

    Thanks to the great speakers and organisers. Re the $5 charge idea. I think that's about the right level, I think/hope not too many would be deterred by that.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Michael C.

    Sorry last minute problems with hosting co stopped me from attending. I'm seeking to create the perfect team to develop software for singles and small business people. Singles in most cases don't understand what they want. Most matchmakers don't understand how to give clients what they think they want. I will partner with interested and talented people here and we can create an experience that will bedazzle and enlighten singles and lead them to the perfect person that they need in their life.

    June 23, 2014

  • Rod W.

    Great!

    June 23, 2014

  • Robert de G.

    Great talks from Ross, Phil and Olena

    June 23, 2014

  • nadeera

    good source of learning

    June 23, 2014

  • Lincoln

    I am an engineer with very limited background in stats. The presentations were both pitched in a way that I could understand. The delivery was funny and inspired me to start learning. Where to start?

    June 23, 2014

  • Bart O.

    Presentation was based on practical examples. Therefore, it was informative and gave me a good insight to apply data science into solve the real world problems.

    June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey all, as phil mentioned, the open science workshop is here - http://openscienceworkshops.github.io/ come along! tell your friends! it'll be fun!

    June 23, 2014

  • james h.

    wiki/blog from roger grosse metacademy on deep learning is worth checking out... http://metacademy.org/roadmaps/rgrosse/deep_learning

    June 2, 2014

  • james h.

    talk 2 option 1

    June 2, 2014

  • Steve

    Talk 2 Option 1

    May 30, 2014

  • Jon H.

    My preference and vote is for Talk 1, then Talk 2 option 1 .

    May 30, 2014

  • Kamran

    Talk 2 - option 1

    May 30, 2014

  • Wissam Abdel A.

    talk2-option 1- back propagation please

    May 29, 2014

  • Berrak

    Talk 1

    May 30, 2014

  • Cinzia G.

    talk 2 option 1

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll go ahead and vote for talk 2 option 1.

    May 28, 2014

  • Yale X.

    Lyle, good idea!

    May 28, 2014

  • Lyle T.

    Talk option 1 is probably good. it would give those without much background knowledge a start, and perhaps brings the audience up to a shared baseline, to move ahead with in future talks.

    1 · May 28, 2014

  • Karun S.

    oh real world .. exciting!

    May 24, 2014

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