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Going from Raw Data to Impactful Predictions!

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Let's MeetUp and talk about how data scientists go from the data to actually gaining insights and making predictions.

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Educational Data Mining/Learning Analytics (


6:30P - 7:00P - Arrive and Networking

7:00P - 8:00P - Presentation, Henri Dwyer, data scientist and engineer at Dataiku, a big data company that makes software to help teams of data scientists process and make sense of big data.

8:00P - 8:30P - Q&A, Networking and Closing.


In this talk, Henri Dwyer will guide the audience through analyzing real educational data, taken from Ryan Baker's MOOC: Big Data in Education. Ryan Baker was our previous speaker and if you want to have some hands on experience about the data he talked about, this meetUp is for you.

The goal of this talk is to show how data scientists go from the data to actually gaining insights and making predictions, and to teach how to do it. First, Henri Dwyer will lay down the foundations and data science concepts necessary to understand the analysis. Next, he will construct data science workflows using Python and Data Science Studio to analyze data ranging from detecting students that are gaming the system, to identifying sequences of student events and how they affect behavior.

Speaker Bio:

Henri Dwyer is a data scientist and engineer working on building the best platform for data scientists at Dataiku. Before, he did physics research on air pollution and solar cells. He received an MSc in Engineering from Columbia University and a BS and an Ms in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Henri now lives in New York City and is always keen on discovering new data science problems to solve.



Grovo is reinventing training for the 21st century workforce, combining a user-friendly, cloud-based platform with a powerful library of microlearning lessons. These expertly designed 60-second videos teach everything from Salesforce and Slack to leadership and innovation. Grovo is used by the world's best companies to educate, align, and inspire their people.

Founded in 2010, the learning technology company is based in New York City and has raised venture financing from Accel Partners, Greg Waldorf, Costanoa Venture Capital, SoftTech VC, Lerer Ventures and Red Swan Ventures.


Established in early 2011 as an innovative community in New York City for entrepreneurs and startup companies, General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at fourteen campuses across four continents.