The Art of Data Science – Josh Wills ODSC Boston 2015
The Art of Data Science from odsc Keynote Presenter Bio Josh Wills is Cloudera’s Senior Director of Data Science, working with customers and engineers to develop Hadoop-based solutions across a wide-range of industries. He is the founder and VP of the Apache Crunch project for creating optimized MapReduce pipelines... Read more
Can We Automate Predictive Analytics – Thomas Dinsmore ODSC Boston 2015
Can We Automate Predictive Analytics from odsc Recent news about the pending shortage of data scientists prompts speculation about automation: will machines replace human analysts? We propose a model of automation, and briefly review progress in automated machine learning over the past twenty years. Summarizing the current state of... Read more
Opening the Doors to Innovation in Developing Countries through the Democratization of Data – Ari Hamalian ODSC Boston 2015
Opening the Doors to Innovation Through the Democratization of Data from odsc Initiatives such as a Wikipedia and the Human Genome Project have demonstrated the multiplicative positive impact that data can have when shared openly. Increasingly countries and governments across the globe have begun to embrace and recognize the... Read more
Scalable Data Science and Deep Learning with H2O – Arno Candel ODSC Boston 2015
Scalable Data Science and Deep Learning with H2O from odsc The era of Big Data has passed, and the era of sensory overload – that is, the proliferation of sensor data – is upon us. The challenge today is how to create the next generation of business and consumer... Read more
Searching for Meaning in the Deep Web – Andy Terrel ODSC Boston 2015
Searching for Meaning in the Deep Web from odsc The internet is a big place and most people’s interaction with it is regulated by a few companies paid to sell you things. My team has been building tools for the DARPA Memex project to democratize search for all, with... Read more
Keeping Governments Accountable with Open Data Science – Cezary Podkul & Marc Joffe ODSC Boston 2015
Keeping Governments Accountable with Open Data Science from odsc Keeping Governments Accountable with Open Data Science: Extracting and Analyzing Municipal Financial Data from odsc Open data is enabling journalists, watchdog groups and investors to gain more insight than ever before into the finances of state and local governments. Unfortunately,... Read more
Big Data Analytics, The New CEO Super Power – Damian Mingle ODSC Boston 2015
Big Data Analytics: The New CEO Super Power from odsc What is the key to leading a data-driven business transformation? Analytics are just a step in the process of wringing real value from technological investments that support effective data science. The real challenge is generating the courage to take... Read more
xlwings – Make Excel Fly with Python – Feliz Zumstein ODSC Boston 2015
xlwings – Make Excel Fly with Python from odsc xlwings is an open-source Python package that connects Excel with Python on Windows and Mac. It allows for interactive use from IPython Notebooks or any other Python environment but also allows to run Python code from Excel as replacement for... Read more
The Big Data of Everyday Things – Gerard Dwan ODSC Boston 2015
The Big Data of Everyday Things from odsc Despite the amount of hype in the technical industry, there isn’t always a visible path to operational benefit. Many organizations are investing blindly in data science and big data without understanding the benefits the technology can bring or the talent required... Read more
DIY Deep Learning with Caffe Workshop – Kate Saenko ODSC Boston 2015
DIY Deep Learning with Caffe Workshop from odsc Caffe (Convolutional Architecture for Fast Feature Embedding) is a deep learning framework made with expression, speed, and modularity in mind. It is developed by the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC) and by community contributors. Caffe’s expressive architecture encourages application and... Read more