Big Data Science Practice + Algo Implementation #GLM

  • June 13, 2013 · 6:45 PM

In this double header we present a practitioners close view of the science and an engineer's close view of design and implementation of distributed algorithm.


Day in the Life of a Data Scientist - Chris Pouliot

In this session, Netflix analytical leader Chris Pouliot shares his experience building a large team of data scientists at Netflix and what a typical day in life of a Data Scientist looks like. From extracting and exploring data to posing good questions around them and matching them with the right algorithms, Chris goes through the lifecycle of data science in practice.

Chris built a central, horizontal team for the company that spans across all business verticals. Chris shares insights and stories, covering pitfalls and successes and impact they have at Netflix.


Distributed Generalized Linear Modeling (GLM)

In this session, 0xdata engineers, Tomas Nykodym & Cliff Clickexplain how to build a Distributed GLM (Logistic, Poisson Regression.) is the most popular tool at the hand of a good datascientist. A couple of very powerful mathematical approaches such as Stephen Boyd's ADMM and Generalized Gradients are analyzed along with implementation choices. Live Demo and performance comparisons between the two approaches and on applications on Big Data will be presented.


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  • Srikanth V.

    Unfortunately I missed out on this session. Will the presentations/video recording be available?

    June 14, 2013

    • L. G.

      yes - any chance? that'd be great!

      June 15, 2013

    • Julie L

      I'm interested, too!

      August 13, 2013

  • Ryan R.

    Great talk. I wish I could have stayed for all of the demo but had to catch the light rail... which was 15 mins late anyway :-/

    June 14, 2013

  • Kishore E

    Demo really helped connect the dots & gave a feel of practical implementation of all the concepts talked before. Thank you everyone for making this possible !!

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Ravi K.

    Excellent combination of talks. Was impressed by the depth of technical and practical insight. Thanks to the organizers for setting up such a valuable session

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • John W.

    excellent talks

    June 14, 2013

  • Vishvesh D.

    Awesome as always!

    June 13, 2013

  • Henry


    Do you know if slides/videos will be posted?
    Sorry, won't be able to make this one.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, last minute conflict!

    June 13, 2013

  • srisatish

    Elance has kindly agreed to increase the number of attendees!
    Yay! Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    from Japan

    June 2, 2013

  • Navin S.

    looks like action packed!

    June 1, 2013

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