• Using data science to understand the molecular underpinnings of lung cancer

    Agenda: 6:30 PM: Gather at the Undercroft in Ybor for networking and light refreshments (courtesy of Sharp Decisions and Ashley Putnam). Door may be locked but we'll keep an eye on it. 7:00 PM: Call to order, announcements and introductions. 7:15 PM: Guest Speaker, Paul Stewart 9 ish: adjourn to an Ybor Bar a couple of blocks away. If you're a business type, don't let the topic dissuade you from attending. I asked Paul if he would give our group a talk after I saw his presentation to the R Users group. You may find many of his techniques familiar and his data visualizations spectacular. He promised to keep the biology lingo at an elementary level so everyone should be able to follow his discussion. PLUS: R! People often ask for talks on R so here we go. From Paul: Lung cancer causes the most cancer-related deaths in the United States. Although new drug treatments for cancer have emerged through better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of tumor formation and progression, little progress has been made with therapies for patients with squamous cell lung cancer. Here, I present a bioinformatics-based characterization of 108 squamous cell lung cancer tumors from patients seen at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Bioinformatics is the field best thought of as "biological data science". Even though tumors may be no more than a few centimeters large, they contain gigabytes to terabytes worth of data that needs to be stored, processed, and analyzed. I will discuss some of the considerations for practicing biological data science, my findings from characterizing 108 tumors, and some publication quality figures I generated using the base R plotting functions. Dr. Stewart is a bioinformatics staff scientist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. His research focus is analyzing large molecular datasets to aid in the development of novel cancer treatments and early detection biomarkers. Dr. Stewart’s research has been featured at national meetings, and he has published over a dozen peer reviewed manuscripts in leading journals such as Nature Communications. He received a bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics and a doctorate in chemistry from Florida State University. Dr. Stewart completed three years of training as a postdoctoral fellow at Moffitt before accepting a full time position.

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    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.

  • Disrupt The Bay

    Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center

    The MUMA College of Business and Save the Kids are coming together to host DISRUPT THE BAY on November 7 from 12-8 pm at the USF Marshall Center Oval Theater. We have an exciting lineup, including a very prominent business disruptor JAY SAMIT, author of Disrupt You!, as our keynote speaker, local chief level executives from the health industry, and multiple healthcare technology startups from Tampa Bay that are leveraging innovative technologies to improve healthcare and other industry services. All proceeds from the event will go to kids’ cancer research. Please go to Disruptthebay.org for more information and to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disrupt-the-bay-tickets-63542767127?ref=eios to get your ticket and support this cause. Each purchase will allow us to offer a ticket to a USF Student to also attend. Plus a 20% Discount is being offered to members of this Meetup group. Contact Organizer for promo code! Panelists include executives from: JOHN’S HOPKINS ALL CHILDREN’S STEWARD HEALTHCARE NETWORK CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA JACKSON HEALTH BAYCARE HEALTH SYSTEM KEYNOTE: Jay Samit is a dynamic entrepreneur and intrapreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. He is known for his active involvement with the earlier stages of YouTube, LinkedIn and about a dozen other startups. He is currently a professor at University of Southern California teaching on how to build a high tech startup. Jay is well known for publishing the book “Disrupt You”. You can learn more about Jay at his website http://jaysamit.com/ CURRENT SPONSORS: Ecover, iSolved, CNFL HIMSS, USF MUMA College of Business, No Limit Technology, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, International Diamond Center, Cigna, Abacode PROCEEDS: All proceeds from the event will go to kids’ cancer research by way of Save the Kids Foundation. Save the Kids Foundation has chosen this year’s recipients: BeatNB and Hope4ATRT.

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    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.

  • TBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!

    To Be Determined

    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.

  • TBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!

    To Be Determined

    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.

  • TBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!

    To Be Determined

    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.

  • TBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!

    To Be Determined

    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.

  • TBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!

    To Be Determined

    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.

  • TBDSG: Your Presentation Title HERE!

    To Be Determined

    Tampa Bay Data Scientists! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND SUPPORT. It takes at least three things to keep a tech meetup going: 1) Great speakers 2) Great hosts, and 3) Great sponsors. This date is available for all three! We've been fortunate lately. While we obviously always need new speakers, it's clear that having several hosts for venues, and sponsors for refreshments, would help lighten the load on our regular contributors. Message Mike T (de facto organizer) if you would like to present a data science related talk to our community. My personal favorites are talks presenting real life applications, whether professional or hobbist, but all data sciency (scienceish?) talks are welcome. Further, if your place of work has space for 30 - 40 polite and respectful data scientists, let us know. I often refer to the Tampa Bay area as a "Doughnut Metropolis." Barring a big enough boat for us to assemble in the doughnut hole, locations scattered around the bay area would increase accessibility and alleviate gephyrophobia. Finally, we want to keep these events free and open. One or two hundred bucks for food and drinks may not sound like much, but it adds up over time and we don't want to take any contributors for granted. So if you or a business or institution you know might be willing to pony up for one of our meetings, please get in touch. Of course, we can show our appreciation in various ways. If you have any ideas or interest, send me a message now! Respectfully, Mike T.