Mastering Predictive Modeling with Matt Berseth

  • June 25, 2013 · 5:30 PM


Mastering Predictive Modeling

Presented by Matt Berseth



Machine Learning is a powerful and emerging area that has enjoyed success solving problems in a variety of domains. It has been well documented in recent months by the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and other outlets how machine learning has contributed to significant revenue growth for companies including Amazon, Google, Target, Allstate and many others. However, developing machine learning solutions doesn't come without its challenges. What technologies and toolkit's are available and at what cost? What personnel skills are required? How are solutions integrated in with existing systems? What type of data is available? What data is required? How should models be evaluated? And most importantly - Where does one start when beginning a machine learning project?


These are all questions that need to be addressed as part of a machine learning project. In this presentation Matt will introduce the topic of machine learning, discuss what is considered 'state of the art' in the field and address the aforementioned questions. Matt has worked on a number of machine learning projects, including award winning ones hosted by He will take examples, both conceptual illustrations as well as sample code from these experiences to give the audience an understanding how to solve problems using machine learning.

As always, there will be free beer, soda, pizza and other snacks.

Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly!


5:30 - 6:00: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

6:00 - 6:15: Introductions and Announcements

6:15 - 6:30: Oppify Your Life

6:30 - 7:30: Mastering Predictive Modeling

7:30 - 8:00: Q&A and Wrap Up



Matt is co-founder and data scientist at NLP Logix. Before transitioning into data science, he spent 10+ years working as a full-stack .Net developer. He started his career working for Microsoft, building developer tools for Visual Studio 2005. He left Microsoft in 2006 and moved to Jacksonville FL, where he has delivered software solutions in a variety of different industries including healthcare, logistics and marketing. In 2011, he co-founded NLP Logix with two other business partners and has since been focused exclusively on machine learning and data science. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Software Engineering and has been a top finisher in multiple international data science competitions.




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  • Deborah


    June 26, 2013

  • Robby R.

    Great group. Matt's presentation was spot-on and very informative!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Vegan J.

    Awesome presentation! Would it be possible to view the remaining slides?

    June 26, 2013

  • Wayne

    Great presentations on Oppify and Predictive Modeling. Would love to download the decks for both if possible.

    June 26, 2013

  • Irv A.

    Very interesting, I wouldn't mind a longer presentation where he would get to show all the slides he never got a chance to talk about.

    June 26, 2013

  • David F.

    It was great.

    June 26, 2013

  • Matt B.

    Thanks everyone coming out - I had a great time. Thanks again to Robbie for organizing and Ignite for hosting.

    Looking forward to next months event!

    2 · June 26, 2013

  • Robert

    Kudos Matt!

    June 26, 2013

  • Mike L.

    Great talk from Matt!

    June 25, 2013

  • PK G.

    Matt great job! Presentation was great, it provided a clear overview of the Predictive Analytics! Robbie thanks for "oppify" overview and food!

    June 25, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Matt - great presentation of a very interesting topic. Nice use of real examples to illustrate your points. I like the way you described Data Science as the intersection of several disciplines. Maybe that is why I like it so much!

    2 · June 25, 2013

  • Sidney

    Can we have a repeat presentation?
    I am really bummed I could not make it to this presentation.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Sidney

    I am really bummed I could not make it to this one.

    Is today's presentation captured somewhere ?

    June 25, 2013

  • Vegan J.

    Great topic

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Clint C.

    I won't be able to attend tonight. Will slides be available?

    June 25, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Looking forward to seeing your contributions to SkyNet :)

    3 · June 21, 2013

  • Daniel

    Can't wait!

    June 20, 2013

  • PK G.

    Looking forward to it!

    June 10, 2013

  • Josh L.

    Very interesting subject. I can't wait to see how they present the information.

    June 7, 2013

  • Irv A.

    Save me a beer. See you all there!

    June 6, 2013

  • Biruk


    June 6, 2013

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