Thoughts on machine learning

This month we have Jeff Hammerbacher giving a talk on pretty much anything he feels like talking about. He's "kind of a big deal" so it should be interesting.

Jeff Hammerbacher is a founder and the Chief Scientist of Cloudera and an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Jeff was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners immediately prior to founding Cloudera. Before Accel, he conceived, built, and led the Data team at Facebook. Before joining Facebook, Jeff was a quantitative analyst on Wall Street.

Important notes about this meetup:

We are in a different location than our normal spot.

1. Do not RSVP if you don't think you'll make it. Space is limited and we need only people that actually plan on coming to take a slot. If you think you won't make it, update your RSVP to no. We'll be checking names at the door so you will live in infamy if you RSVP and don't show up (or if you change your RSVP to no in the 24 hours before the event).

2. Security at Bloomberg is very strict - this means that: - you must be pre-registered. No registration on premise - we need your FIRST NAME and LAST NAME. If that info doesn't show up accurately on the Meetup site, please update your Meetup profile accordingly today (or, if you must, send me an email) or you will not be allowed in. - you cannot bring unregistered guests with you - please bring an ID


3. Time: The meetup will start at 6:30pm. We'll have beer and snacks so come early. Please plan on arriving at Bloomberg at least 15-20 minutes before 6:30pm to avoid lines, clear security and make it upstairs. No one will be allowed upstairs after 6:50pm.


4. Address: 731 Lexington Avenue, between 58th and 59th St


5. When you arrive at 731 Lexington, please walk past the reception desk, follow the hallway to your right, and go to the Bloomberg reception desk which is in the back. A badge in your name will be waiting for you.

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  • Max K.

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If people are canceling, there's no reason not to let others off the wait list. I've been to Blomberg before and they have my security info. I'm sure others do too. The data business Meetup, when its hosted at Blomberg, has no trouble doing this.

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Volney S.

      Should I have tried even though I was only on the waiting list?

      May 21, 2013

    • rna2600

      I was one of the first 100 people in the wait-list, I'm not sure how many spots opened up - but I was surprised to not get an invite. Usually about[masked] people cancel. In any case, I am VERY happy this talk was taped and look forward to seeing it!

      May 22, 2013

  • Sam B.

    Was it taped?

    May 22, 2013

  • Matthew E.

    very informative talk, both on practical and theoretical matters.

    May 21, 2013

  • Alexander S.

    This place is pretty Boss on the one hand, but on the other it's like walking into a prison. A very pretty prison. They even give you your own unique wi-fi u/p. Bloomberg does machine learning on your unsecured browsing habits.

    May 21, 2013

  • Donghua X.

    Can't make it due to the big delays of NJTransit.

    May 21, 2013

  • Thomas N.

    Really want to but have a last-minute engagement.

    May 21, 2013

  • Andrew B.

    Sorry, last minute client request... :(

    May 21, 2013

  • Conrad O.

    Flight delayed in Toronto, so I can't make it. Sorry to hold up a spot!

    May 21, 2013

  • Jorge D.

    i know it's last minute, but seems like there are spots open. Is there any way to register for tonights meetup?

    May 21, 2013

  • Trey F.

    apologies

    May 21, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Last second childcare issues - hope someone on the wait list enjoys the talk.

    May 21, 2013

  • Rachel Marian H.

    Sick. :(

    May 21, 2013

  • Michael W.

    Sorry about last minute cancel!!

    May 21, 2013

  • Vinay A.

    Hmm since people are dropping out is it possible to RSVP.

    May 21, 2013

  • John K.

    Apologies... am delayed in DC and can't make it back to NYC today.

    May 21, 2013

  • Suhas M.

    Sorry to have to drop out at the last minute, hope others on the waitlist can be accommodated.

    May 21, 2013

  • Jorge L.

    Hello. I just signed up and would love to attend this next talk on machine learning. I have a meeting with an OR and Biostats prof to develop a dissertation aim. I think listen a little may help my rhetoric. Any chance to still RSVP for tomorrow?

    May 20, 2013

    • Max K.

      Sorry Jorge, we have limited seating. The talk will be taped, and you're welcome to come next month!

      May 20, 2013

    • Jorge L.

      Max- Thank you for your response. I completely understand the complications of last minute requests. I think it is just as good to have web recording of the event. I look forward to listening to any video web posting & will plan to attend next month's event. -Jorge

      May 21, 2013

  • Maria C. F.

    It's less than 24 hours before the event and I don't want to live in infamy but I'm very under the weather and won't be able to make it.
    Sorry.

    May 21, 2013

  • Jamie C.

    A friend just told me about the meetup tonight. Anyway I can attend?

    May 21, 2013

  • Amar S.

    Can't attend as am under the weather. RSVP'd No

    May 21, 2013

  • Kaisar Nova K.

    RSVP now closed. Sounded like a good talk by the special one. Will need to make the next presentation...

    May 20, 2013

  • Hendrik S.

    sorry -- overlapping meet ups

    May 20, 2013

  • polina

    How does the wait list work

    May 17, 2013

    • Max K.

      If people cancel, you'll be moved to attendee list.

      May 19, 2013

  • Kishore B.

    the email reminder said THUR 23rd but the meetup calendar (and the main page) shows this one on TUE 21st.... which one is true?

    May 18, 2013

  • Peter W.

    Declining since I'm expecting difficult travel with Metro North problems. Should be great talk for whoever is next on the waiting list!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will this be streamed or recorded? hope so!

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Max K.

      Plan to record, video should be up over the weekend

      May 17, 2013

  • Mark K.

    Can we expect more information on the presentation topic before the meeting?

    May 13, 2013

    • Paul D.

      Maybe, but probably not. I'll poke at Jeff towards the end of this week.

      May 13, 2013

    • Max K.

      Topic is going to be "Cloudera ML"

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any way to get on the wait list?

    May 17, 2013

  • sailesh

    Get to attend a session finally! missed the last one. Good to see that its in my workplace!!

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Kishore B.

    Interested in machine learning capabilities

    May 13, 2013

  • Roshan K.

    Kind of a big deal.. should be interesting..

    May 13, 2013

  • Gideon D.

    Seems interesting!

    May 13, 2013

  • Alexander C.

    Machine Learning On Thoughts?

    May 13, 2013

  • Roberto S.

    Hey Max, will you also discuss free available software like, say, libsvm or is it going to be more general?

    May 13, 2013

  • Roberto S.

    Can't wait to attend, lots of expectations on this event

    May 13, 2013

  • sean r.

    RSVPs are not allowed until 5/22, the day before the event??

    May 13, 2013

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