While the term "data science" is relatively new, and maybe overhyped by some, many of its methods have seasoned and sound foundations in statistics, computer science and their various related fields (e.g. data visualization, machine learning, databases, distributed computing etc.). While there is perhaps yet no general agreement on what data science exactly encompasses (maybe ultimately it is "just" a multitude of statistical and computational methods for data analysis put in a modern context), it is generally agreed that these methods are very useful for many businesses in utilizing their untapped data for decision making, optimizing processes, and ultimately improving their bottom line.
However, due to the complexity of the methods, the skills required, and many methodological, technical and organizational challenges, it is not trivial to obtain the best results in a given business setting. In this meetup we'll have a panel of 6 seasoned professionals in the data analytical field (and all of them advanced R users and previously speakers at this group), who will discuss various aspects of the challenges in making data science and R achieve its maximum potential in companies.
Panelists: Avram Aelony, Eric Kostello, Yasmin Lucero, Szilard Pafka, Ryan Rosario, Oliver Will
- 6:15pm pizza arrives and networking
- 7:00pm panel starts promptly
Please arrive by 6:55pm the latest
Please RSVP as places are limited.
Venue: Adconion Media Group (3301 Exposition Blvd, Santa Monica). They will kindly validate parking and provide pizza and drinks (big thanks to Mikhail and AMG for that and for providing the place).