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Princeton Tech Meetup #20 w/ Kaiser Fung

  • Oct 9, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Topic: Big Data

Speaker: Kaiser Fung - VP, Business Intelligence and Analytics at Vimeo

Agenda:

7:00 - Arrival - Snacks, Pizza and Networking.

7:30 - Introduction / Announcements by the organizers.

7:45 - Demo 1 - Apply to present

7:50 - Demo 2 - Apply to present

7:55 - Demo 3 - Apply to present

8:00 - Big Data - Kaiser Fung

8:45 - Open-mic to quickly promote your business or broadcast a need that someone in the group might be able to fill.

8:55 - Wrap-Up, discussion of Meetup, feedback and opportunities for improvement or future topics.

8:59 - End of formal part of meeting.

9:00 - Exit Venue and head to After Hours Party - Location: TBA

 

More about the Speaker

Kaiser Fung is a recognized expert and speaker in business analytics, and data visualization. He leads the Business Intelligence and Analytics team at Vimeo, the destination for high-quality videos. Previously, he built or managed data science teams for Internet, entertainment and financial services companies, such as SiriusXM Radio, [X+1] and American Express.

Fung is excited to return to Princeton, where he graduated summa cum laude in Operations Research. He also holds graduate degrees from Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.

Fung is the author of two popular books on statistical thinking, including the recently-released Numbersense: How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage (McGraw-Hill). He also founded the acclaimed Junk Charts blog, pioneering the critical examination of graphics in the mass media. He is an adjunct professor at New York University teaching practical statistics.

In this talk, Fung will discuss the following topics:

1. What is numbersense, and why it is needed in the Big Data era

2. How to move beyond defining Big Data as lots of data

3. Some of the analytical challenges brought on by Big Data

4. Opportunities for merging Big Data with statistics

5. Interpreting Big Data studies

After the talk, Fung will be available for book signing.


 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to attend a technical presentation by the engineers at MuseAmi if one can be organized.

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Gabriela L.

    A recap of my bootstrap Wordpress theme announcement last night. I'd really appreciate it if any wordpress users filled out my very quick survey (you'll get a coupon when the theme is released): http://themepractice.com

    Thanks!

    October 10, 2013

  • Greg K.

    Speaker reminded me of a book I read as a kid.
    "How to Lie With Statistics"

    http://archive.org/details/HowToLieWithStatistics

    October 10, 2013

  • Gabriela L.

    Very interesting - good food for thought next time an article starts quoting statistics.

    October 10, 2013

  • Krishna M.

    http://bit.ly/17YbHMb - Statistics and Big Data: a pending marriage

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well organized event Venu and Chris! It's too bad, time did allow us to delve deeper.

    October 10, 2013

  • George Patrick S.

    Grog at speaker on a great topic

    October 9, 2013

    • George Patrick S.

      Should say "Great speaker on a great topic"; word finder bit me on this one, not drinks!

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • jmart

    Last night was my first meetup. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mr. Fung and the two company demos. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Esther S.

    Just a note re: my announcement at the meetup last night. NJ Tech Weekly http://www.njtechweekly.com has a new weekly newsletter. You can go to the home page and sign up.

    3 · October 10, 2013

  • Robert S.

    The company presentations were great and Kaiser Fung's talk was excellent providing great insights and bringing more concrete meaning to Mark Twain's "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies and statistics."

    3 · October 10, 2013

  • Fred W.

    1st time at PTM for me. Demos were great. Kaiser is amazing, but seemed rushed. 30 seconds on open mic was just right. I suggest changing the meeting format slightly; either all demos so the companies can do a deeper dive, or no demos and more time for a single speaker so the speaker can do a deeper dive. Attendees were engaged and asked great questions. I look forward to reading Kaiser's book, and I look forward to the next PTM!

    October 10, 2013

  • Howard Trae T.

    That was a tremendous meetup!!

    October 10, 2013

  • PK

    Great meetup....and some much needed insight into the qualms of Big data! Just ordered the book Number Sense on amazon!

    October 9, 2013

  • Josephine M. G.

    I enjoyed it immensely. Especially, I enjoyed Kaiser's examples that showed some of the problems and challenges that occur when attempting to analyze data collected by other people and then aggregated.

    October 9, 2013

  • Ronak P.

    Was ok, a different perspective to Big Data.

    October 9, 2013

  • natasha g.

    awesome!! Just great!

    October 9, 2013

  • Krishna M.

    http://bit.ly/14oIJkn - 3 nights and done class

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Bill R.

    (I am not a recruiter) I am aware of a web, mainly PHP, position in the Basking Ridge area. If you are interested and have 5+ years experience reach out to me. I'll be at the meeting late. You can gmail me bill reynolds 007 (no spaces).

    2 · October 9, 2013

  • Howard Trae T.

    Hey guys, looking forward to make this meeting after work. Wanted to know where to park at Princeton University, I will be driving from South Jersey

    October 9, 2013

  • Anu R.

    I will be bringing a guest along. Can I pay for him at the gate?

    October 9, 2013

    • Venu M.

      yes but u can also update ur rsvp with +1 guest and pay online

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Mason C.

    Hey guys, thanks for putting on a great sounding meetup. I was just wondering, for the Open Mic portion do I need to sign up for that in advance or can I just go on? Thanks!

    October 7, 2013

  • Mark L.

    I can't make it. Please give my paid space to another tech. Wish I could make it. It will be a great meeting.

    October 7, 2013

  • Ed H.

    Looking forward to the preso from Kaiser Fung. Sounds awesome.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to bring my two team members - Is it possible that we can we pay at the door when we arrive?

    September 24, 2013

    • Venu M.

      yes pls rsvp with +2 guests

      September 24, 2013

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