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Mahout Special Session with Ted Dunning & Sean Owen

  • May 23, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Mahout Special!

Come and join us this special evening on Mahout.

A great unique opportunity to listen, learn, and exchange ideas with Ted & Sean, two of the core Mahout Commiters, and also learn what amazing things Kris & Michael are doing.

What is Mahout? Mahout's goal is to build scalable machine learning libraries

Mahout supports mainly four use cases:

  1. Recommendation mining takes users' behavior and from that tries to find items users might like.
  2. Clustering takes e.g. text documents and groups them into groups of topically related documents.
  3. Classification learns from exisiting categorized documents what documents of a specific category look like and is able to assign unlabelled documents to the (hopefully) correct category.
  4. Frequent itemset mining takes a set of item groups (terms in a query session, shopping cart content) and identifies, which individual items usually appear together.


6.30pm Welcome and networking, free pizza+beer!

7.00pm Talks start

Kris Jack (Sr. Data Mining Engineer at Mendeley, Mahout document recommender systems)

Michael Cutler (CTO at Tumra, Astrophysicist, tools for Mahout)

Notoriously Random Free Data Science Books and some surprises!

Sean Owen (core Mahout commiter, author of Mahout in Action, and new startup )

Ted Dunning (core Mahout commiter, architect at MapR, and author of Mahout in Action)

9pm Event Ends

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  • Benoit P.

    Great presentations with enough depth to make a bit challenging (at least for me !)

    May 25, 2012

  • Ron

    Great speakers, with a all round view of the application of Mahout

    May 25, 2012

  • Miguel Angel Peralvo M.

    Great experience!

    May 24, 2012

  • Gerry K.

    I struggled to hear what presenters were saying :-( Being at the back and half deaf didn't help <s>
    Some good stuff!

    May 24, 2012

  • Gourav S.

    a roller coaster ride on mahout, funny, fantastic, and intellectually stimulating

    May 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great topics from speakers. Only suggestion would be to give speakers microphones as it was difficult to hear.

    May 24, 2012

  • James H.

    Top quality talks from all the speakers.

    May 24, 2012

  • Stanley B.

    Good talk - I've never used Mahout before, though I was considering it for my dissertation; After the talk, I'll be giving it some serious thought!

    May 24, 2012

  • Mike F.

    Seriously cool demo on analysing live Twitter streams using Mahout

    May 24, 2012

  • Thomas A.

    I didn't give 5 just because I don't give 5s, but the meetup was really great yesterday, and I also won the raffle! I look forward to being there for the next meetups

    May 24, 2012

  • Wang Y.


    May 24, 2012

  • Carlos

    For unknown reasons -sometimes- the automatic meetup maps notifications are wrong. The correct postcode is the same as the one already published in the meetup page which is EC1A 9PT

    May 22, 2012

  • Roland S.

    Worth noting the postcode in the reminder email is wrong - it isn't "EC2R 8AH" but "EC1A 9PT"?

    May 22, 2012

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