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Brief update, Big Data Week, Hackathon & more

From: Carlos
Sent on: Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:53 AM

Hi there,

Wow, we just hit 324 members... Thanks!

Data Science London blog: check it out we are posting more new content, more frequently… Want to contribute with posts and articles? Drop us an email.

Big Data Week: Stewart @Datasift is doing a terrific job coordinating and ramping up these series of events across NY, SF, and LDN. More news soon weblink

DSL12- Data Science Hackathon: Less than 24 hours since we announced it; 45 people have signed up already. We hope we'll hear some good news about the prizes (£!) soon. Please spread the word and tweet about DSL12-Data Science Hackathon

Intro to Hadoop & workshop: Dan from Hadoop UK is organizing an evening for people to get into Hadoop as it's got some great examples from and a workshop with free $25 vouchers from AWS too so they can play around with Hive/Hadoop that evening too. Places still available sign up here

Next meetup Apr, 23 to be announced soon: we’re lining up great speakers. Hang on there. More news soon.

Want to give a 10 min talk at our events? Contact [address removed]

Something for the weekend

Inside UCL’s Financial Computing Centre, the planet’s brightest quantitative analysts are now calculating our future  

Mining Twitter for consumer attitudes towards hotels  

Angelina: a playful algorithm that builds games all by itself (Hello Mike) 

Adaptive Doom: An open source version of Doom that generates random levels using machine learning. Play and tell Jon what you think  

The [Data] Science of Social Media by Dan, Social Scientist at Hubspot  

Visual storytellers: the priests of shorthand synthesis who trigger our little infogasm so that you can retweet infop0rn asap  

Should we dig up Bayes and notify him that he was wrong? Monkeying with Bayes’ theorem  

Data Mining Sentiment Analysis with Weka  

[Not going to Pycon?] Practical Machine Learning in Python from the guys at Hunch/eBay  

What is PyCon 2012? Well, things like: Poker plus PyCon plus iPads = Winnin… You can watch the live feed here

Bonus links

Going to the movies this weekend? A little script that enhances your pirating experience by adding torrent links to iMDB, Rotten Tomatoes and MovieFone

Björk’s Big Bang: Don’t be frightened, says the Icelandic singer turned professor of science and musicology. Even that gravity harp won’t kill you 

Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas by legendary Paul Graham. A must read for startup founders and alike.

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