We are a group of people who love hands-on work with data. We're open to scientists, statisticians, software engineers, hackers, analysts and techies.
We host three types of events:
(1) Collaborative coding and data analysis. We'll get together to work on Kaggle competitions or talk through research papers. Whenever possible, we explore and use commercial data that isn't available outside the group.
(2) Presentations from industry experts. Fellow data scientists and engineers demonstrate techniques in Python, R, Spark, or fun new tools, and interesting problems they're working on.
(3) Field trips to businesses. We visit companies to check out the latest enterprise tools used at firms like Qlik or Tibco to learn how these are evolving.