After a long hiatus we are back with a vengeance! I am beyond delighted to have a speaker and talk that are sure to knock a few socks off:
Off-the-shelf map software is brittle, hard to scale, and has a steep learning curve. Most of the time a few simple ingredients can do the majority of what a GIS system can do, and then some. Learn how to use a little math and code to turn any plotting library in to a mapping library. Examples will be pulled from online dating, epidemiology and journalism. Instruction will be done in Python with matplotlib and numpy, but should be applicable to many languages and plotting frameworks.
Max Shron is a data scientist and consultant based in New York. Prior to striking out on his own, he did data science for OkCupid, including collaborating as the big-data side of the OkTrends team. His work (including maps!) have appeared in the New York TImes, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, WNYC and more.
This Meetup is searching for a sponsor! Care to support us dietarily with some pizza and beer? Please drop me a note: irene at bocoup.com.