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Lightning Talks! (IV)

For our September Meetup, we're presenting the work of seven (at least!) data scientists from our 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, each in less than 10 minutes. This is a great way to see a cross section of the data science work being done in the broader DC area!

NOTE: We are meeting at 1776's offices in Crystal City, VA this month. Two blocks from the Crystal City Metro stop, and plenty of parking! Virginia members, it's your turn to not have to cross the river!

Tentative Speaker/Affiliation/Topic list:

• David Harkness - National Geographic - Moneyball for news headlines

• Travis Hoppe - Postdoc, NIH - Making an AI that creates popular Reddit posts.

• Steve Bogart - Grant St Group - 'SankeyMatic'

• Robert Dempsey - ARPC - Creating your 1st predictive model in Python

• Dalila Benachenhou - GWU - Cooking small world networks

• David Trossman - NASA Goddard SFC - Using an inverse method to calculate oceanic mixing 

• Dennis McDonald - Big Data Project Management

Your Name Here! Get in touch if you'd like to speak, either this time or at a future Lightning Talks event!


6:30pm -- Networking, Empenadas, and Refreshments

7:00pm -- Introduction

7:15pm -- Presentations

8:30pm -- Post presentation conversations and adjourn for Data Drinks (Highline RxR, 2010-A Crystal Dr)


This event is sponsored by 1776Statistics.comDeep Learning AnalyticsElder ResearchNovetta Solutions, and Booz Allen Hamilton. (Would your organization like to sponsor too? Please get in touch!) 

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  • Dalila B.

    To Harlan and Jason,
    Thank you for allowing me to present.
    By the way, great talks.
    To All,
    Please find my presentation here

    1 · September 30, 2015

  • Nevin H.

    Good format and presentations; you can't fail with this annual endeavor

    September 30, 2015

  • Rafael A.

    I really liked the format (several presenters for a few minutes, very dynamic)

    September 30, 2015

  • Steve B.

    Hey all, thanks for being a friendly audience and giving helpful feedback. Here are the links for SankeyMATIC:

    3 · September 30, 2015

  • Dennis M.

    My "big data project management" slides are here: If anyone is interested in talking about project management issues please let me know!

    2 · September 30, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hola peeps! My slides for "Creating Your First Predictive Model In Python" are on SlideShare. Enjoy the goodness!

    4 · September 29, 2015

    • Jay K.

      Say pipeline!

      September 29, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    A huge thanks to everyone who came to the meetup tonight. We couldn't do it without you.

    I enjoyed all of the talks from my fellow presenters. And now I'm off to start that Mac and Cheese business. My daughter will love it the most :)

    1 · September 29, 2015

  • Doug_S

    Good talks, nice venue

    September 29, 2015

  • Dennis M.

    Learned a lot. Made me want run some data through my fingers again.

    September 29, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome! Tons of lessons learned shared by all speakers. A lot of fun as well.

    1 · September 29, 2015

  • Jason D.

    There was a badass volunteer (David?) who braved the rain to grab paper plates. I have your receipt. PM me and I can get you reimbursed.

    September 29, 2015

  • Travis H.

    No peeking early! My slides are up here thanks for coming everyone!

    3 · September 29, 2015

  • Jay K.

    Address is 2231 Crystal Drive

    September 29, 2015

  • srikrishna

    Will someone be there at 715 pm to open the door for building

    September 29, 2015

  • Nitin G.

    PSA: Room 1000 is on 10th floor

    1 · September 29, 2015

  • Travis H.

    For those lost, its on the 10th floor to the when you go through the doors.

    1 · September 29, 2015

  • Kuldip A.

    @ Nitin, there is a parking Garage in Crystal City Shops which is usually free after 4pm. And it about 3 mins walk from there.

    September 29, 2015

  • Nitin G.

    Is there ample parking nearby or is it advisable to take the metro to Crystal City?

    September 29, 2015

  • Tammy

    I wish I can attend and it is in Crystal City

    September 27, 2015

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