Preconference Special: Machine Learning & Do You Really Have a Market?

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Do You Really Have a Market?
Sean Clarke (@SeanClark (

Using marketing data to test your product or service before you build the MVP.

Sean Clark

As a digital specialist since 1999, Sean has a proven track record in leveraging online marketing for multi-million pound companies. Firstly as Director of E-Commerce for Bennetts Retail Ltd and then as Head of Web Operations for Adnams Plc, Sean delivered consistent online growth using Social Media, Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click advertising.

Sean now runs his own digital marketing agency, Clark St. James, which employees 7 full time staff, and provides a range of industry leading services for a diverse and growing list of clients.

Sean is extremely active in the Norfolk business world, on the board of Visit East Anglia, helping to run Sync Norwich, and editor of The Norfolk Tech Journal.

Machine Learning
Darren Cook

Darren will be speaking about machine learning, specifically with H2O, a fast, scalable, open source machine learning system with APIs in R, Python, CoffeeScript (and quite a few others). After an introduction there will be a live coding session to show using deep learning on a hard machine learning problem.

There might even be time for Q&A and to give away a couple of copies of my book: Practical Machine Learning with H2O, published by O'Reilly. All in 30 minutes.

Darren Cook

Darren Cook has over 20 years of experience as a software developer, data analyst, and technical director, working on everything from financial trading systems to NLP, data visualization tools, and PR websites for some of the world's largest brands. He is skilled in a wide range of computer languages, including R, C++, PHP, JavaScript and Python. He works at QQ Trend, a financial data analysis and data products company.

5.30pm - Free beer
6.00pm - Darren Cook - Machine Learning
6.30pm - More free beer
6.45pm - Sean Clark - Do You Really Have a Market?
7.15pm - Finish