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For our July Meetup, we're thrilled to be presenting the work of not one, not two, but nine members of our Data Science community! These lightning talks will include highlights of work presented at recent or upcoming academic conferences, demos of tools and techniques that people are excited about, and more, all in bite-sized packages of less than 10 minutes.

Tentative Speaker/Affiliation/Topic list:

Harsha Rajasimha, Jeeva Informatics, Next-Gen Sequencing Data Analysis Jon Schwabish, CBO, Fundamental Graphic Types Robert Dempsey (http://www.intridea.com/about/team/robert-dempsey), Intridea, Growth Hacker Kevin Coogan, Amalgamood, Hadoop Summit / GraphLab Review Patrick Wagstrom (http://patrick.wagstrom.net/), IBM Research, GitHub API and Graph Databases Elena Zheleva (http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~elena), LivingSocial, Incentivized Sharing in Social Networks Dhruv Sharma (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=644975), FDIC, Random Forests and Credit Scoring Natalie Robb, WaveLength Analytics, Analyzing Data Exhaust Tommy Jones (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-jones/44/112/165), STPI, Consensus Clustering Agenda:

6:30pm -- Networking, Empenadas, and Refreshments 7:00pm -- Introduction 7:15pm -- Presentations 8:30pm -- Post presentation conversations 8:45pm -- Adjourn for Data Drinks (Tonic, 22nd & G St.) Parking:

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