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Munich DataGeeks - November Edition

We are ready to have our November meetup! This time the cool guys at will sponsor the event and provide the venue as well as food and refreshments. 

We will have 2 talks, one coming from the academy in the area of Social Computing  and one from the guys at talking about User Behavior Tracking.

- 2 presentations (each ca. 40 min incl. discussion) 
- Of course time for networking + food + drinks before, in between and especially after the presentations
- Talks are held in English.


- Georg Groh (Technical University Munuch) – "Social Computing and Social Media: Science and Society"
- Florian Pfeiffer ( – "User Behavior Tracking" (pending details) 

Talk description + Bio of speakers: 

Georg Groh (TUM) –  "Social Computing and Social Media: Science and Society"


The talk first defines the concept of social media and the field social computing from an Informatics perspective. Using six examples from social computing research and social media practice explains general methods of social computing including applied machine learning techniques and discusses the impact of social computing and social media on society, raising questions concerning science ethics in social computing, big data and applied machine learning. 

Georg Groh is currently working as a Privatdozent at the chair for ' Applied Informatics / Cooperative Systems' at the faculty for informatics at TU München, Germany. His main field is social computing, focusing on the detection, modeling and applications of social context on various temporal and spatial scales, using applied machine learning. After his diploma in theoretical physics and his diploma in informatics, he worked on support systems for mobile communities as a PhD student at TUM and graduated with a PhD on ad-hoc groups in mobile communities. He subsequently worked in various projects and conducted research in several fields of social computing, investigating open-innovation support, privacy for social networking, social situation detection on the basis of interaction geometries, spatial aspects of mobile social networking, audio based characterization of social situations, social network analysis, contextual awareness services and other aspects. 

Florian Pfeiffer ( – "User Behavior Tracking"


In this talk I'll outline the different ideas we had, when we built our system to track users&events on our websites. Beside the infrastructure we have built I'll also present an actual usecase for that system: feeding data into our recommendation engine for newly registered users to avoid the coldstart problem.


Florian Pfeiffer joined in 2009 after beeing a software developer for six years at yahoo!.After various different positions he's currently working in the Data&Infrastructure team and tries to focus on exploring the different ways can collect,store&process the data that a big website generates

How to Get there:

MVV: S-Bahn Donnersbergerbrücke & Tram 16/17 Deroystr.

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  • Leo A.

    If I fill out this field, their algorithms will find out I like korean seaweed ...

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Mikołaj D.


    2 · November 26, 2013

  • Markus C.

    Hallo, gibt es auch einen Live-Stream oder werden die Vorträge aufgenommen?

    November 25, 2013

    • Florian H.

      Hi Markus...weder Live-Stream noch Aufnahmen. Wenn wir weiterhin so viele Anmeldungen haben, ziehen wir das aber in Betracht. Besten Gruß, Florian

      November 25, 2013

    • Markus C.

      Ja, wie bei allem gibt es hier auch ein Pro und Contra. Für mich ist die Teilnahme halt mit einem größeren zeitlichen Aufwand verbunden, der bei der Arbeit abgeht, so könnte ich ggf. weiterarbeiten und das im Hintergrund bzw. nebenbei verfolgen. Da mich die Themen wirklich sehr interessieren, werde ich dann wohl heute keine andere Möglichkeit haben, als früher in den Feierabend zu gehen :)

      November 25, 2013

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