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Data Science of Recommendations - Special free session at Strata Conference

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We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting this meetup at Strata Conference London ( on October 2nd. Thanks! to O'Reilly for inviting us to host this meetup @StrataConf

NOTE: this is a FREE session, you don't need a pass to @StrataConf

If you want to buy a ticket to Strata Conference: Use our code DSLONDON to get a 20% off ticket discount.

In this session we'll have a debrief of ACM RecSys 2012, we'll discuss some interesting topics on recommender systems, and some new cool ideas around autonomous discovery (a.k.a. anticipatory computing or serendipity engineering)

Agenda (more details coming, to be updated soon)

Meeting room is Buckingham Room.

6.30 Welcome and networking, free pizza and beer

"#Recsys2012: A Review of ACM 6th Recommender Systems 2012" by Dr. Neal Lathia Research Associate at @Cambridge_Uni Computer Labs

"Beyond Accuracy: Goal Driven Recommender System Design" by Tamas Jambor, Ph.D. student @UCL

"Autonomous Discovery as the New Interface" by Dinesh B. Vadhia CEO @Xyggy

"Big, Practical Recommendations with ALS algorithms" by Sean Owen CEO @Myrrix and main Mahout committer

9.30pm-ish talks end

We'll give away some Free Data Science books too :-)

In the meantime, you can check out what happened at RecSys 2012 in the link below: