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LIVE Analytic

This is your opportunity to watch three of NYC's best data analysts go head to head in a LIVE analysis of actual NYC energy data! The three contestants will sit in three closed rooms, and each will receive cleaned datasets to analyze. They will have their screens simulcast on three projectors in the viewing area. Spectators will be able to watch as the analysts spin their magic, creating amazing data visualizations and thought provoking analyses.

There will be prizes for three categories:

1. Best data visualization (Is the data presented in a visually compelling manner?)


2. Best data analysis (Does the analysis demonstrate an interesting relationship between variables?)


3. Best predictive model (Is the model valid/useful?)


Contestants:

1. Jon Roberts, Chief Data Scientist, About.com

2. Mariana Cardoso, PhD candidate, Universidade Niva de Lisboa

3. Daniel Fry, Quantitative Researcher, Two Sigma Investments


Judges:

1. Simon Sylvester, UFL

2. Nathaniel Doyno, Program Manager, ConEd's Small Business Energy Efficiency Program

3. Georgette Asherman, Principal Direct Effects, LLC

If you are interested in participating, please submit the following to lmfinco (at) gmail.com:

1. Your resume

2. The data visualization software you plan on using

3. The data analysis software you plan on using

The data will be in csv format. Approx. 25,000 rows of 36 rows
Emphasis will be on speed of analysis and clarity of communication. Participants will be given suggestions for possible analyses (to avoid brain freeze).


Anyone interested in sponsoring the event can also submit inquiries to lmfinco (at) gmail.com


Everyone is invited to come see what the fuss about data analytics is all about!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to thank the participants and Lucas for coming up with the data and a great idea.

    2 · June 24, 2014

  • Ying H.

    It was great event and eye-openner for me as well. I don't really do research/analysis on eneger data (I do more health related datasets), but I learned a lot from three really great contestants.
    This event actuall sparked my interests in energy data. There might be a way I can combine health-related data to energy data?!
    I hope to attend similar events in the future.

    June 24, 2014

    • Lucas

      Hi Wendy, thanks for coming! The intersection of peak power production and asthma rates is one example

      June 24, 2014

  • Daniel F.

    thanks everyone, the meetup was a lot of fun and i learned a lot from my fellow contestants. i have posted my code to github, along with a link to view my notebook online. feel free to hit me up on github, twitter, or gmail at @dkanoafry
    https://github.com/dkanoafry/nyc-energy-data

    2 · June 23, 2014

    • Mian F.

      Hi Daniel, thank you for sharing the working file!

      June 24, 2014

  • Kumar R.

    Lucas, if I would like to come to this event today, is there any open spot?

    June 23, 2014

    • Simon S.

      Yes no problem

      June 23, 2014

    • Kumar R.

      Thanks for the quick response Simon.

      June 23, 2014

  • Lucas

    Hope to see you there tonight, it is going to be fun!

    June 23, 2014

    • Kumar R.

      Lucas, if I would like to come to this event today, is there any open spot?

      June 23, 2014

    • Simon S.

      yes no problem

      June 23, 2014

  • Lucas

    Only one spot left!!! Email me if you are interested...

    June 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward

    1 · May 24, 2014

    • Lucas

      Would you like to be a contestant?

      June 1, 2014

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