Data Science and Machine Learning for Social Good
Social companies like Facebook, Linkedin, and Tagged are well-known for utilizing data science to understand user behavior and increase engagement.
In the world of social good, companies are applying these techniques to education, healthcare, energy, social change, and civic innovation.
This Meetup hosted by Tagged features technologists from social change, civic innovation, energy, healthcare, and education doing the most advanced data science and machine learning in their respective fields.
Come ready to ask great questions!
Fernand Pajot, Lead Data Scientist at Change.org (http://www.change.org/)
Michal Migurski, CTO at Code for America (http://codeforamerica.org/)
Ben Packer, Data Scientist at Opower (http://opower.com/)
Ash Damle, Founder & CEO of Lumiata (http://lumiata.com/)
Brian Spiering, Data Scientist at BrightBytes (http://brightbytes.net/)
6:30pm: Check in, Food, Mingling
7:00pm: Moderated Panel Presentation
7:30pm: Questions from Audience
8:05pm: Open Networking
About the Panel:
Fernand Pajot, Lead Data Scientist at Change.org
Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 50 million users (http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/21/change-org-now-has-a-community-of-50m-ready-to-change-the-world/) to create the change they want to see.
Fernand (https://twitter.com/fernandp) heads their data science team and spoke at Strata about what they're doing with machine learning.
Michal Migurski, CTO of Code for America
Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. They're building a network of cities, citizens, community groups, and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century.
A leader in civic innovation, Michal (http://mike.teczno.com/) helps make government digital services beautiful, simple, and easy to use.
Ben Packer, Data Scientist at Opower
Opower helps ordinary people find easy ways to save energy on their utility bills. It is the world's leading customer engagement platform for energy utility companies.
Ben (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ben-packer/3/a61/aa6) and his colleagues are building the data science team at Opower and doing machine learning on 100 billion electricity meter readings.
Ash Damle, CEO of Lumiata
Lumiata applies big data-driven medical science to patient data in order to optimize every health care interaction.
Ash (https://twitter.com/AshDamle) and his team have spent years working on the world's largest graph database of the correlation between symptoms and disease.
Brian Spiering, Data Scientist at BrightBytes
BrightBytes's mission is to improve the way the world learns with data by creating a platform that supports school decision-makers in making data-driven decisions.
Brian (http://brianspiering.com/) is leading the charge to build out and clean the world's largest compiled data set about k-12 schools.
Thank you to TAGGED for sponsoring!
Tagged makes social discovery products that enable anyone to meet and socialize with new people. Our mission is to help everyone feel love and belonging, and we're building toward a vision where anyone can use a device to instantly connect with interesting new people anytime, anywhere.
Please join us in saying a huge thank you to Christy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/calbright) at Tagged as well as Tagged's facilities team for sponsoring us.
PandoDaily shows off their office here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4oQ21kxx60