What we're about

We are North East Data Scientists, and we love all things data!

Our community meets six times a year to host our own speakers, and to network with like-minded data scientists, software developers, students, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We meet at The Catalyst in Newcastle upon Tyne.

We are sponsored by:
Jumping Rivers, an analytics company whose passion is data and machine learning.
The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD)
• The R Consortium

This is a joint meet-up with the R North East User Group.

Upcoming events (3)

September Meet-up

Needs a location

1700--1800h: (Pre-event Workshop) TBC
1800--1830h: Refreshments
1830--1900h: Speaker 1, Jack Walton
1915--2000h: Speaker 2, Matthew Edwards

Workshop facilitator, Role @ Company / Institute
Title TBC
Abstract TBC

Jack Walton, Data Scientist / Engineer @ Jumping Rivers
Scaling R with AWS Lambda

In this talk I will give an overview of a recent client project in which AWS Lambda was used to provide a scalable R-backend for a public-facing web application. This backend performed a number of different operations, including; evaluating a Bayesian Network model; rendering a parameterised PDF report via R Markdown, and creating data visualisations with {ggplot2}.

All the code used in this project is publicly available via GitHub.

Matthew Edwards, Data Scientist @ National Innovation Centre for Data
Databricks: Believing in Unicorns
Data science unicorns can develop data pipelines to clean and wrangle data; develop statistical and machine learning models for estimation and prediction; and deploy, monitor and maintain models in production. Unfortunately, the existence of a definition does not imply the existence of that which is defined. I never believed these data science unicorns existed. However, that has changed. I have seen data scientists transform into unicorns with the magic of Databricks and would like to share that magic with you.

News and Announcements
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November Meet-up

Needs a location

1700--1800h: (Pre-event Workshop) TBC
1800--1830h: Refreshments
1830--1900h: Speaker 1, TBC
1915--2000h: Speaker 2, Representative of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Workshop facilitator, Role @ Company / Institute
Title TBC
Abstract TBC

Speaker 1, Role @ Company / Institute
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Representative of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Role @ Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Title TBC
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News and Announcements
Have a news item, or announcement you'd like making about upcoming data events or job opportunities in the North East? Comment below and we'll do our best to circulate this information at the end of the session.

January Meet-up

Needs a location

1700--1800h: (Pre-event Workshop) TBC
1800--1830h: Refreshments
1830--1900h: Speaker 1, TBC
1915--2000h: Speaker 2, TBC

Workshop facilitator, Role @ Company / Institute
Title TBC
Abstract TBC

Speaker 1, Role @ Company / Institute
Title TBC
Abstract TBC

Speaker 2, Role @ Company / Institute
Title TBC
Abstract TBC

News and Announcements
Have a news item, or announcement you'd like making about upcoming data events or job opportunities in the North East? Comment below and we'll do our best to circulate this information at the end of the session.

Past events (24)

July Workshop and Meet-up

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