October's meetup features presentations on using machine learning to clean up messy data, predicting attitudes and beliefs about leaders with text analytics, and using smartphones to track brick and mortar traffic.
We'll begin by drinking beer and socializing. Eric Huber, Brewmaster for Boulder-area up-and-comer Kettle & Stone Brewing (http://www.kettleandstone.com/), is going to join us for the event. He will be pouring their new Momentum IPA (5.7% ABV) and providing you with all the relevant stats.
Then we'll go into this fantastic lineup of speakers:
Sam Pottinger: How to identify incorrect and alternative spellings for names in political data using machine learning
Kai Larsen: Using text analytics to predict attitudes and beliefs about leaders. This presentation will give an overview of Human Behavior Project (http://behavior.colorado.edu/) research showing that relationships between attitudes and beliefs can be predicted well beyond what has previously been thought possible.
5280 Analytics: "The Flow of Coffee" - 5280 Analytics will be sharing some interesting findings, about your favorite local coffee shop, that may surprise you. They bring the power of website analytics to brick and mortar businesses by using smartphones to record and forecast visitor trends, new vs. repeat customers, peak traffic times, and more.
David Pitman: Dave will be talking about his insights from an analysis of 2,200 Etsy photography stores and their 27,000 listings
Analyze Boulder presentations are 5-10 minutes and accessible for all levels and types of data geek. If you're interested in presenting, sign up at http://speakers.analyzeboulder.com !
*We will be collecting optional donations. Suggested amount: $4 (please bring cash - thanks!).