There are a lot of groups which discuss and present big data and machine learning concepts. What we're interested in doing with this meetup is to hold practical workshops focusing on tooling and techniques and actually learn to use them during the workshop. Everybody should bring their laptops to work on actual code and data analytics. We'll pick a different problem each workshop.
As a complementary set of activities, we also regularly hold Happy Hour events where we can mingle, network and talk shop in a low stress environment.