Adventures in Data Wrangling

In this talk Yali Friedman presents two recent products, with a strong emphasis on the publishing-related considerations.

Firstly, Yali will be present Scientific American Worldview, a global biotechnology ranking he developed six years ago and has managed since. The primary challenges in developing Worldview have been ensuring that the product is accessible to a general audience and that it delivers actionable guidance to countries at all levels of development.

The second project Yali will present is PatentStat.com, a new website dedicated to increasing transparency in patent prosecution. PatentStat ranks patent attorneys and law firms in 33 technology areas, and profiles patent examiners. The primary challenges in developing PatentStat have been reducing the multi-terabyte United States patent database into a focused dataset amenable to manipulation on commodity hardware and, once again, ensuring the product is accessible to a general audience by actionable and relevant to an advanced audience.

Yali Friedman is head of data analytics for Scientific American Custom Media and has been independently publishing on the business of biotechnology for over a decade. He also holds a doctorate in biochemistry from a previous life. 

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  • Ryan H.

    Meetup conflict tonight, and I'm late leaving work anyway. I'll have to see you all next time. Sorry to miss!

    September 10

  • Robert D.

    Pizza is here and the wranglers are arriving. See you when you get here!

    September 10

  • Robert D.

    The pizza and beverages (mostly bottled water) has been ordered. I have 50 bottles of water coming so come on time! :)

    September 10

  • Vadim Y. B.

    I might be running a little late. Does the talk start at 7 or 6:30?

    September 10

    • Robert D.

      Talk starts at 7, food starts at 6:30.

      September 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you're still looking for a location, we may be able to host at MITRE. We're right at the Wiehle-Reston East stop on the silver line and we have plenty of auditorium space.

    August 18

    • Robert D.

      Thanks Ryan. We're solid!

      September 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Job Posting for American Forest Foundation for Database Manager: https://www.forestfoundation.org/database-manager

    August 19

    • Ryan H.

      This one is a little scary. ClearVantage is a suite of applications, not a database. In fact, it purportedly runs on a variety of databases. So they're asking for a database manager for a non-database product without telling you what database you'll be managing.

      August 19

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