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DataPhilly January 2014 - Two Hours of Lightning Talks!

This months meeting will consist of 2 hours of lightning talks. Each talk will be held strictly to 5 minutes, with 1 extra minute for setup and 2 extra minutes for Q & A. This is an excellent opportunity for seasoned speakers and newbies alike to talk about anything data related. Maybe you want to opine about some awesome dataset you've been working with, or some killer tool/library you use? Maybe you'd like to convince everyone that the frequentist approach is wrong and we should all adopt a Bayesian approach to statistics? No need for it to be technical though, as long as it is of interest to the DataPhilly community, we're open to hearing from you!

Slots are limited, so if you would like to contribute and give a talk, please contact me at [masked] and let me know your topic.


6:00 - 6:30: Networking, food

6:30 - 8:30: Lightning Talks

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  • Bill D

    Here are the (very brief) slides from my presentation on predictive coding:

    February 10, 2014

  • Oliver

    I was going to give a talk about different versions of R, but a client emergency forced me to cancel. Basically, people are coding new versions of R. Here is the list that I know of:

    Open source:
    1. pqR (short for pretty quick R)
    2. renjin
    3. FastR
    4. CXXR
    5. Riposte
    6. PL/R

    Closed Source:
    1. TERR
    2. Revolution
    3. Oracle The talk was going to be a quick summary and whether I could get the open source versions working on my Windows laptop. The short story was that it was very difficult to get these versions working. I was only successful with renjin. I attribute the failure to the Linux installers the programmers use and I refuse to install Cygwin for personal, irrational reasons.

    Not an exciting talk, but that was what it was going to be. If anyone works with these versions or knows of others, I'm curious to your experience, so please let me know.

    February 2, 2014

  • Michael O.

    This was my first DataPhilly event, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I really appreciated the time and energy the presenters put into their talks. The passion for their respective topics was very clear and admirable. Personally, my goal is gain greater insight into the various tools and their comparative features in the BigData and NoSQL world - I look forward to opportunities to do so at future events.

    January 31, 2014

  • David M.

    Here's more info on the Syria Casualty analysis I showed tonight (click the Interactive Syria Dashboard link): I welcome any ideas to further refine this work.

    January 29, 2014

  • David M.

    My first time, really enjoyed it.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • john A.

    Lots of good talks; looking forward to seeing the slides up!

    January 29, 2014

  • Rob E.

    Disappointed I have a commitment tomorrow evening and cannot attend. Will the lightning talks be recorded? Always good to hear what others are working on ...

    January 28, 2014

    • Michael B.

      We won't be recording the talks, but I will ask attendees to post slides here afterwards.

      January 29, 2014

  • Oliver

    Have all the talk slots been filled or are you looking for more speakers?

    January 14, 2014

    • Michael B.

      Hi Oliver! There are still plenty of slots open!

      January 14, 2014

  • Mike

    Looking forward to attending but have a question about the parking situation at 951 E. Hector Street, Conshohocken - Google maps, for whatever reasons, shows that this is a residential area?

    January 13, 2014

    • Joshua K.

      There's ample parking at Monetate, especially after 6 p.m. when most workers at that office park go home.

      1 · January 13, 2014

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