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The Coming Election in Social Data

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This meetup will focus on what we are seeing in Social Data with regards to the great election of 2016. Hosted by iStrategy Labs, we will explore what trends we are seeing to date, applications being built off of various data sources, and trends we are seeing that we have not seen before.

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Brandwatch, Dinah Alobeid A tech PR professional for nearly 8 years, and is currently the Head of PR, North America at social listening and analytics firm Brandwatch in New York City. Presentation Overview: Through the lens of social data, I'll examine the role social has played in recent elections (i.e. UK's General Election 2015), the pivotal moments that have already happened a year out from the 2016 U.S. election, and how candidates are leveraging social whether they want to or not.

Twitter, Sean Evins As Partnerships Manager for the Government and Elections team at Twitter, Sean Evins is part of a team driving creative use of the Twitter platform by government officials, agencies, and political campaigns to help them communicate effectively, educate and inform citizens, increase responsiveness, and collect actionable feedback on public opinion. Presentation Overview: Data and content around the debates this year

Chris Williams first used the Twitter API in 2009 to find out who the most popular bands were at SXSW, and has been playing with the API in his free time ever since. He started building (originally Qwotd) in 2014 as a class project while working on his masters in journalism at Northwestern. He's continued to update it when he can, but often gets sidetracked by an interesting article with a good quote. An alpha version is available at Presentation Overview: Measuring article popularity based on article quotes on Twitter