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Prediction Down to a Science: How You Can Make the Next Big (Data) Breakthrough

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Another great event from TechXploration in San Jose -
YOU MUST REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/14JzsVK

RSVP (with care!) if you plan to attend in person (http://bit.ly/14JzsVK). This event will be livestreamed. Tweet using hashtag #PayPalTechX

Jeremy Howard has spent a LOT of time with the world’s top data scientists - so much so that he is now one of them.

Come learn:

How Jeremy, with no technical background, became one of the world’s top data scientists and later took the reins as Chief Data Scientist and President of Kaggle What makes a great data scientist

What major breakthroughs have been accomplished by geniuses (like you!) from inside and outside of the data science field, on their spare time, on PC’s

About Jeremy Howard

Heads up Kaggle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaggle): a start-up which has used predictive modelling competitions to solve problems for NASA, Wikipedia, Ford and Allstate, improving the state of the art across a range of fields, including mapping dark matter and HIV research. Kaggle has received considerable media attention since it first launched in April 2010 and received $11 million in Series A funding from a round led by Khosla Ventures and Index Ventures. Jeremy first became involved with Kaggle as a highly successful competitor, winning competitions involving tourism forecasting and predicting the success of grant applications. Faculty at Singularity University - teaching...data science Young Global Leader @ World Economic Forum

Agenda:

@ 6:15 PM: Delicious Food, Craft Beer, Music & Conversation

@ 7:10 PM: Jeremy Howard, presented by Sam Hamilton: VP of Data Technology, PayPal

@ 8:00 PM: Q&A (tweet #PayPalTechX)

How to find it: TechXploration takes place at PayPal HQ in the Town Hall building, which is facing North First, after Karina and before Charcot. When you pull in, park anywhere and look for the building with "Town Hall" on the flag and over the doors.

Public Transit Info: PayPal Town Hall is directly across the street from the Karina Station of VTA/Light Rail in San Jose.