Data Science @CBS + Twitter Sentiment Mining + Agile Hadoop

Nov 8, 2012 · Utrecht, Netherlands

17:00-18:00 Drinks, pizza

18:15-18:30 Welcome

18:30-19:00 Data Science and the Future of Statistics-Piet Daas, CBS

The elusive 'Data Scientist' is a word that pops up more and more. Is this a buzzword or is something really changing in the world? Piet Daas of the CBS will take us on a tour of the changes that he sees around him.

Piet Daas has been working at the 'Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek' for more than 10 years as a statistician. The last few years he's also been the coordinator of research on non-survey data and the so-called 'Big Data' sources.

Linkedin - Twitter

19:00-19:30 Sentiment Analysis for Twitter - Tim Harbers, SNTMNT

With a solid academic background in computer science, Tim Harbers has since applied machine-learing on a variety of business problems. Recently turned entrepreneur, he and his company SNTMNT have shown succes in mining social media sentiment in the financial domain by using clever algorithms. Tim's talk will focus on mining sentiment.

Linkedin - Twitter

19:30-20:30 Prototyping using the Hadoop stack - Russell Jurney

Russell Jurney will present about rapidly prototyping analytics applications using the Hadoop stack to return to agility in light of the ever deepening analytics stack.

Russell is writing a book called Agile Data. He is a former data scientist at LinkedIn, and now works for Hortonworks.

Linkedin - Twitter

20:30-21:30 Drinks

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