Dive deep into the suffocating postmodern ocean of data and come out alive on this interactive tour of low-hanging-fruit data mining tools. Learn to make R graphs both pretty and pretty informative; crunch numbers quickly in high level languages, like a boss; even get your Google on with some maps and reduces. It is widely known: Data scientists have all the fun, so join us!
As part of the talk, we plan to make available a data set of historical Reddit front pages, to plumb the very depths of nerd humor evolution.
21st–24th June 2011