We decided to have our third meetup right after the Wiesn, as until then we all should and want to use the time to experience the Oktoberfest :) Again, TrustYou will kindly sponsor the event and provide the venue as well as food and refreshments.
Additionally, one of the speakers, Thomas Rueckstiess, was able to snatch a 25% discount for the MongoDB Munich 2013 conference on 14th of October for all Datageeks. He will reveal the discount code in his presentation as an extra goody for those who show up.
Based on the feedback we got, it seems like 3 presentations are too much for one single meetup. Hence, we will have 2 talks this time which will provide insights into MongoDB and give an introduction to Machine Learning, especially to parametric methods. Here are the details:
- 2 presentations (each ca. 40 min incl. discussion)
- Of course time for networking + food + drinks before, in between and especially after the presentations
- Florian Hartl (TrustYou) – "Introduction to Parametric Machine Learning"
- Thomas Rueckstiess (MongoDB) – "Introduction to the open source, NoSQL database MongoDB"
Talk description + Bio of speakers:
Florian Hartl (TrustYou) – „Introduction to Parametric Machine Learning“
The presentation will at first provide a basic introduction to the field of Machine Learning and its core concepts and procedures. Thereafter, we will see the natural evolution of parametric algorithms – from linear regression to logistic regression and, if time allows, linear SVM. Finally, a real life use case from TrustYou dealing with Record Linkage will be discussed.
Florian studied Information Systems at the TUM (MSc), studied and worked for more than 2 years abroad (e.g. Machine Learning Internship at SAP Labs in Palo Alto) and is now a Machine Learning Engineer at TrustYou. After gaining some consulting experience at first, ever since his stay in Silicon Valley he is passionate about and fascinated by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in general. This explains why he started to organize the Munich Datageeks Meetup together with Miguel Cabrera this July.
Thomas Rueckstiess (MongoDB) – “Introduction to the open source, NoSQL database MongoDB”
This talk will introduce the philosophy and features of the open source, NoSQL database MongoDB. We’ll discuss the benefits of the document-based data model that MongoDB offers by walking through how one can build a simple app to store books. We’ll cover inserting, updating, and querying the database of books. The second part of the talk will then dive a little deeper into advanced topics, like schema design, query optimization and indexing.
Thomas Rueckstiess is a Technical Services Engineer for MongoDB, Inc. He started working for MongoDB in August 2012 in the then newly opened Sydney, Australia office. Thomas is originally from Munich, but studied bioinformatics in Tübingen before returning to Munich in 2006, where he started a Ph.D. in Machine Learning at the TU München. In 2011 he took a chance and moved to Australia to complete his research in close proximity to beaches and poisonous spiders. Right now, Thomas is back home for a few weeks to hand in his thesis, talk at MongoDB conferences in Munich and Paris, and to enjoy the Bavarian beer and the Wiesn with his friends.
We are very much looking forward to seeing many Datageeks and to having interesting conversations as well as presentations!
How to get there:
The building is not the easiest to find!
--> U-Bahn: U1 Georg-Brauchle-Ring - go south-east, pass through a kinda industrial area (car dealer is there), see the MTZ building.
--> Tram: Borstei - from there go north and pass the SWM building along the path to the left of it. See the MTZ building ahead of you on the right.
In any case: a working smartphone helps!
Once you enter the MTZ you will see signs leading you to the meeting room on the 1st floor. See you all there.