Derek Norton will give two presentations at this month's meetup. First he will provide a short introduction to R. Then he will present, "Building extensions to RevoScaleR", which will focus on a demonstration of using the RevoScaleR building blocks to create functions for data mining.
We're meeting on the Monsanto campus at Lindbergh and Page Ave (map). Pizza and soda will be provided. The meetup agenda is:
6:00 – 6:45 Pizza
6:45 – 7:00 Derek Norton – Intro to R
7:00 – 8:00 Derek Norton – Extending RevoScaleR
8:00 – 9:00 Q&A, networking
Derek has a broad and deep background in analytics and currently helps organizations identify ways to maximize the value that can obtain from Revolution R Enterprise. One of his greatest strengths is his extensive experience building advanced statistical and machine learning models for a variety of applications from marketing to credit scoring, and the corresponding ability to put them into easily understood terms.
Derek has a passion for the R language, and has presented at multiple international UseR conferences on topics such as automated modeling and building an R presence in a SAS environment. He is also the founder and director of the Atlanta R Users Group. He holds both a BS and MS in Statistics focusing on Financial Econometrics and Data Mining and is currently wrapping up a PhD in Statistics focused on Data Mining.