August meetup

Hi everyone,
  We will be having our August meetup on the 14th this month in the Science Gallery at 6:30pm sharp.

Speaker: Reetta Suonperä

Title: Replicating a consumer sentiment index with Twitter

Description: Traditionally,a consumer sentiment index is constructed using a telephone survey of a few thousand individuals. This means that they are relatively costly, the results are reported with a lag and the monthly reporting frequency is relatively low. The way the questions are structured also limits the extent to which we can identify the drivers of sentiment. Twitter offers a possibility for faster, cheaper and more information-rich way of measuring consumer sentiment. This talk will explore an initial approach for using Twitter data to construct a consumer sentiment index and highlight some of the challenges and pitfalls.


Speaker: Ulrich Dangel

Title: Science, Python and You

Description: Short overview and examples of python packages and tools
useful for your everyday live as a Scientist


We will also be having some lightning talks if we have time at the end.

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  • Diarmuid B.

    Hi all,
    I have attached the slides from the Reettas talk in the files section.

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Brian W.

    I missed this due to another engagement. Did Ulrich speak?

    August 16, 2013

    • Vicky L.

      He did, but due to VGA cable issues, his talk was rushed and compacted to 10 minutes, but was funny all the same. So we are seeing when we can have him give the talk as it's mainly demo-based rather then going through slides.

      August 16, 2013

  • Vicky L.

    Good crowd, how many engineers to change a light bulb moment when technical problems occurred, but always the best at the pub. :-)

    2 · August 16, 2013

  • Karen K.

    so sorry to have to cancel at short notice but one of the children is sick ... I really hope to come next time. So disappointed.
    Kind regards
    Karen Kearns

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone,
    Excuse the spam - but there will be a unique event Aug. 27 that may be of interest. Over 30 start-ups will be on hand to meet potential co-founders or employees. Naturally, tech skills are in high demand!
    More details are here:­ Or you can contact me via

    August 14, 2013

  • Mihai P.

    Change of plans, won't be able to make it.

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you know this project?­ I don't know what tech stack they use to do that. But the concept is the same, using twitter data to get reports , in this case of state emotional of a group.

    August 14, 2013

  • Paul

    I'm down in Cork so won't make it but if the slides were posted online that would be fantastic as this is something that I'm really interested in. Thanks. Have a great night!

    August 14, 2013

  • Karen K.

    I'm interested and hope to attend tomo, thanks!

    August 12, 2013

  • Shane

    I'm going to miss this talk but was hoping the slides could be posted online.


    August 9, 2013

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