6:30-7: Meet fellow members, enjoy food provided by our host, Groupon
7-7:15: Welcome from Jason and Sandra, Raffle
[masked]:30: Under the Hood: Data Science at Groupon
7:30-9pm: 2 Talks: Stock Market Predictions, and Using R with Big Data on AWS
Groupon VP of Engineering for Relevance and Search
Sri Subramaniam will give a brief overview of the analytics science and technologies behind Groupon. As VP of Engineering for Relevance and Search (Smart Deals), Subramaniam joined Groupon from WalmartLabs, where he was VP of Engineering, responsible for technologies such as Search, Catalog, Marketplace and Item infrastructure. Prior to that, Sri was responsible for Search and other e-commerce systems at eBay. E-commerce, Search & Personalization, and Consumer Apps are his focus and passion. Sri holds a B.Tech in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
MAIN TOPICS FOR THE EVENING:
Stock Market Predictions via MADlib Logistic Regression
Didn't win the big lottery? Maybe it's time for a more lucrative path to riches. Join us as Dan Bikle walks through a detailed technique to apply logistic regression software to predict a three-day direction of the stock market.
Dan Bikle is Community Hacker at Oxdata, and is committed to spreading knowledge about Machine Learning to scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who need to predict the future. He shares his knowledge by teaching via the web, meetups, and conferences with specialties in big data, predictive analytics, Machine Learning, and RoR.
Making Your Tools Work with Big Data: An application of R to Big Data through AWS
Next Jason Miller will explore how an analysis-friendly language such as R -- which has ranked as most popular among data scientists in a KDnuggets poll for three years -- can be used in a easy and cost-effective, scalable manner, through cloud tools available from companies such as Amazon and Google.
Jason Miller is a Data Scientist at JiWire and a published econometrician whose areas of expertise include ML, NLP, HPC, observational statistics and big data. He recently made headlines in the location-based mobile ad-serving industry by inventing the Location Conversion Index(TM).
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Thanks, Groupon, for hosting the venue, food, and beverages
Thanks, O'Reilly Strata, for Raffle Prizes...
Many thanks to our sponsor, O'Reilly Strata, who will be raffling off a free pass to the Strata Conference 2014, Making Data Work, February 11-13 in Santa Clara (>$1500 value), and one free provision of the Strata Conference 2014 Complete Video Compilation of all recorded keynotes, tutorials, and sessions from the conference.