Talk about Recommender Systems!

Hi all, thanks for joining the group. We are planning our first meetup for *Feb 8th* @ 6pm (note revised date), with a couple of interesting presentations about recommender systems followed by a trip down to the local pub.

Confirmed Speakers:

1. Gavin Potter (a.k.a. "Just a guy in a garage," a mathematical psychologist working on recommender systems)

2. Sean Owen (Apache Mahout committer who wrote most of the recommender implementations there)

ps: If you have seen a previous message like this one, please note that we have changed the date of the meeting to Feb 8th (instead of Feb 1st). Thanks to Dan for pointing out a clash with the Machine Learning meeting on the Feb 1st.

UPDATE (1 Feb): Two copies of Mahout in Action (http://manning.com/owen/) will be raffled off to lucky attendants. Thanks Sean!

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  • Simon H.

    Great couple of talks followed up nicely by drinks in a local establishment.

    February 15, 2012

  • Tim J.

    This was an excellent meetup, with great speakers, a good venue, and really interesting people. I learnt a great deal, both from the talks, and from the conversations afterwards. The format was particularly good, with two 30 minute talks followed by the pub!

    February 10, 2012

  • Ravi B.

    One of the best Meet ups!
    Two really good talks on topic of great interest to me.

    February 9, 2012

  • Christian P.

    Great talks. Interesting chats afterwards in the pub. Will come again.

    February 9, 2012

  • Jagadeesh

    Interesting talks! Would like to see more such meet-ups!

    February 9, 2012

  • Dan H.

    Great thanks, can come to both now.

    January 16, 2012

  • Neal L.

    Well spotted Dan, we are just checking with the speakers and will likely change the date (forward 1 week)

    January 16, 2012

  • Dan H.

    Just noticed this is the say day as the first meetup of the new machine learning group in London http://www.meetup.com/London-Machine-Learning-Meetup/events/44640892/ as well, any change of changing the date?

    January 16, 2012

  • Neal L.

    Location will be confirmed ASAP

    January 16, 2012

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