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This weekend I'm at the Datathon for Diabetes in Boston. The goal is to use publicly available data to generate an insightful analysis of diabetes.
On Tuesday March 29, I'll be demoing Data Scientist Workbench (DSWB) at Data Day 3.0 in Ottawa for the Carleton University Institute of Data Science.
Next week I'll be demoing Data Scientist Workbench at Spark Summit East (official site) in New York. Polong Lin will be there with me. Come by the expo floor next Wednesday and Thursday and chat with us.
On February 9 through 11, I'll be mentoring hackers and budding data scientists at Galvanize during Datapalooza Seattle. It should be a great conference covering topics like things like machine learning, natural language processing, and data engineering infrastructure.
I'll be teaching two hands-on labs at Insight 2015 in Las Vegas: LCD-3459 Introduction to Data Science Data science is a very popular job profile and in great demand in a wide variety of industries. You no longer need a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics to become a data scientist. Any data professional can upgrade … Continue reading Intro to #datascience and #spark at #ibminsight 2015
I've just migrated to a new Macbook Pro as my primary work machine. As part of setting it up, I installed the following: Caffeine to prevent it from going to sleep when I don't want it to go to sleep BetterTouchTool so that I can middle-click (three finger tap) to close tabs and paste in … Continue reading Setting up a new Macbook
I've experienced increasingly bad wifi performance on my Macbook Air over time. This has been accentuated further by me being somewhere with a lot of network lag. I did some research and the following suggestions made the wifi faster and more responsive with Mac OS 10.10.3 Yosemite. 1. Disable Bluetooth. I don't use any wireless … Continue reading Tuning wifi on Mac OS 10.10.3 Yosemite
I'm at the Data Unconference in Toronto today. Jarred Gaertner just gave a through-provoking keynote on the ethics of big data, and I'm about to dig my hands into some open data sets in Richard Pietro's hands-on session. My colleague Polong Lin will be on a panel about IBM's data science tools this afternoon, which … Continue reading #DUTO2015 conference
I'll be in San Francisco this weekend helping run the Apache Spark hackathon, and afterwards I'll be at Spark Summit 2015. If you're curious at all about Spark, you should come out and hack with us. We'll have some fun data sets and help you find a team. You can take the free Spark Fundamentals … Continue reading $10k! Spark hackathon in San Fran