Collaborative Data Science - Event #2

We'll get together to drill through interesting data sets. Work alone, in pairs, or in teams. Drop by anytime between 1 pm and 4 pm! 

The goal: explore the data and do interesting analysis. Learn about the tools and techniques other people are using. This isn't a hackathon. No judging and prizes. Just fun.

You do need to bring a laptop unless you just want to be an adviser/spectator.

We'll have pizza, tea, and coffee in case people want to snack.

Challenge #1: Predicting tech startup success!

We'll use a dataset we've derived from CrunchBase to study how the characteristics of company founders relate to the success of their companies, include age, birthplace and education.

(For inspiration and some laughs, see this question on Quora:

Challenge #2: Predicting airplane flight delays

We'll use a data set of all airplane flights in the U.S. in 2008 to predict flight delays.

The data sets are now available in the nycDataWranglers/Event2 folder at this link:

Join or login to comment.

  • vijay v.

    So sorry, won't be able to make today's meetup. I'm actually working on challenge #1 for a class final project so love to share w/ the group for feedback when done. It's super interesting. Hope to meet everyone soon.

    March 2, 2014

    • Alexander L.

      Great! I'm glad that problem came in handy.

      March 6, 2014

  • Meds

    Hi all,

    March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to try my hands on data analysis

    February 28, 2014

  • Jose C.

    Will actually have to skip, if the data is still available for those of us who won't make it, would love to play with it on my own time

    February 27, 2014

    • Alexander L.

      Thanks. I'll definitely keep the data available.

      February 28, 2014

  • Michael

    Does it matter for this event if we are complete newbie to all this?

    February 14, 2014

    • Alexander L.

      complete newbies are welcome. we got a bunch last time, and I'll have an agenda for you this time!

      February 23, 2014

  • Jose C.

    Could be cool to have ppl discuss their results from last time at the start (or end) of the session. Alexander, any chance that might be part of the agenda?

    February 13, 2014

  • polina

    Going to Code Across NYC instead... Wish I could do both.

    February 21, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Work-Bench

    Work-Bench is an enterprise technology growth accelerator in NYC.

  • Flatiron School

    Flatiron School generously provides space for our events.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy