What we're about

Does your job or career aspirations involve data? Are you a statistician, researcher, data scientist, data engineer, data geek, a business professional who want to understand how to wrangle value out of data ... or someone who has a lot of data and ideas of what they want to get out of it?

We aim to do talks across:

- Python, R, Matlab

- Cloud Computing Solutions

- Business Intelligence

- Data Visualisation

- Data Acquisition and Cleaning

- Machine Learning

- Security and Privacy

- Statistics and Experimental Design

- Human factors and ethics

- Research

We also strongly encourage ties between academia and industry as well as student engagement. Meetups are a monthly careers expo after all.

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Upcoming events (5+)

data.SEP <- Deep Learning - Kale Temple Practice Director Intellify

Rm X701, NeW Space (CBD Campus), University of Newcastle

PRESENTATION: Time-series, as a field of study, has largely focused on statistical methods that work well under strict assumptions. Specifically, when there is sufficient history, there is little meta-data and a well-formed auto-correlation structure. However, as an applied practitioner I know that most real-world time series problems violate these assumptions. This leaves us with an opportunity to use more modern time series methods, based on machine learning, to overcome these deficiencies. This session is designed to briefly speak about the unique properties of time-series, how statistical methods work and how and why machine learning (and deep learning) methods can be used to improve accuracy. SPEAKER: Kale Temple ---- VENUE: We are now hosting events at NeW Space! https://goo.gl/maps/CuYhUER45xpKjyQz8 This is the University of Newcastle CBD campus on the corner of Hunter Street and Auckland Street. PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark. https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7 After 5pm it is free and is a 700m 8 minute walk. Once the construction at the former Civic Station completes it'll be a 400m 5 minute walk. ------- TIME: 5.30pm-7.30pm FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤 - Wood fired pizza from Parry Street Garage, sponsored by ASR Recruitment - Soft drinks and bottles of water - Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP SCHEDULE: - 5.30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic) - 6.15pm: Presentation - 7.15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions - 7.30pm: Close or carry on for a drink at The Clarendon Hotel

data.OCT <- Sean Farrell - Black Holes, Terrorists and Future Footy Champions

Rm X701, NeW Space (CBD Campus), University of Newcastle

We've got Sean Farrell giving a talk on this night: Black Holes, Terrorists and Future Footy Champions: How Machine Learning can find needles in piles of needles Sean worked as a Data Scientist across varied subjects, including federal government (national security, defence, law enforcement and health) and sport (AFL & soccer). He has expertise in machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing and graph analytics... amongst many others! ------- TIME: 5.30pm-7.30pm FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤 - Wood fired pizza from Parry Street Garage, sponsored by ASR Recruitment - Soft drinks and bottles of water - Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP SCHEDULE: - 5.30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic) - 6.15pm: Presentation - 7.15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions - 7.30pm: Close or carry on for a drink at The Clarendon Hotel ---- VENUE: We are now hosting events at NeW Space! https://goo.gl/maps/CuYhUER45xpKjyQz8 This is the University of Newcastle CBD campus on the corner of Hunter Street and Auckland Street. PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark. https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7 After 5pm it is free and is a 700m 8 minute walk. Once the construction at the former Civic Station completes it'll be a 400m 5 minute walk.

data.NOV <- Speaker TBC

Rm X701, NeW Space (CBD Campus), University of Newcastle

Currently looking a speaker for this event. Leave a comment or open an issue on our github. No talk = no 🍕 + 🥤 If you don't have something, help us by asking your colleagues or network if they would? How about roping in a buddy to do a joint talk? I hear they are less scary. Data is everywhere! We aim to do talks across: - Python, R, Matlab - Cloud Computing Solutions - Business Intelligence - Data Visualisation - Data Acquisition and Cleaning - Machine Learning - Security and Privacy - Statistics and Experimental Design - Human factors and ethics - Research https://github.com/newwwie/data-analytics-meetup ---- VENUE: We are now hosting events at NeW Space! https://goo.gl/maps/CuYhUER45xpKjyQz8 This is the University of Newcastle CBD campus on the corner of Hunter Street and Auckland Street. PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark. https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7 After 5pm it is free and is a 700m 8 minute walk. Once the construction at the former Civic Station completes it'll be a 400m 5 minute walk. ------- TIME: 5.30pm-7.30pm FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤 - Wood fired pizza from Parry Street Garage, sponsored by ASR Recruitment - Soft drinks and bottles of water - Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP SCHEDULE: - 5.30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic) - 6.15pm: Presentation - 7.15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions - 7.30pm: Close or carry on for a drink at The Clarendon Hotel

data.FEB <- Speaker TBC

Rm X701, NeW Space (CBD Campus), University of Newcastle

Currently looking a speaker for this event. Leave a comment or open an issue on our github. No talk = no 🍕 + 🥤 If you don't have something, help us by asking your colleagues or network if they would? How about roping in a buddy to do a joint talk? I hear they are less scary. Data is everywhere! We aim to do talks across: - Python, R, Matlab - Cloud Computing Solutions - Business Intelligence - Data Visualisation - Data Acquisition and Cleaning - Machine Learning - Security and Privacy - Statistics and Experimental Design - Human factors and ethics - Research https://github.com/newwwie/data-analytics-meetup ---- VENUE: We are now hosting events at NeW Space! https://goo.gl/maps/CuYhUER45xpKjyQz8 This is the University of Newcastle CBD campus on the corner of Hunter Street and Auckland Street. PARKING: The closest parking is Wright Lane Carpark. https://goo.gl/maps/rj6Yg8EkpjYzUmbi7 After 5pm it is free and is a 700m 8 minute walk. Once the construction at the former Civic Station completes it'll be a 400m 5 minute walk. ------- TIME: 5.30pm-7.30pm FOOD: 🍕 + 🥤 - Wood fired pizza from Parry Street Garage, sponsored by ASR Recruitment - Soft drinks and bottles of water - Please advise dietary requirements in RSVP SCHEDULE: - 5.30pm: Networking + Food + Drinks (Don't stress if you are held up in traffic) - 6.15pm: Presentation - 7.15pm: Packing up + Bonus questions - 7.30pm: Close or carry on for a drink at The Clarendon Hotel

Past events (8)

data.AUG <- (Using ML to Win Your Office Footy Tipping Comp + IoT, Josh Leask)

Rm X701, NeW Space (CBD Campus), University of Newcastle

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