Category Archives: Reviews

Deep Learning Inspires Deep Thinking

This is a guest post by Mary Galvin, founder and managing principal at AIC. Mary provides technical consulting services to clients including LexisNexis’ HPCC Systems team. The HPCC is an open source, massive parallel-processing computing platform that solves Big Data problems.  Data Science DC … Continue reading

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Will big data bring a return of sampling statistics? And a review of Aaron Strauss’s talk at DSDC

This guest post by Tommy Jones was originally published on Biased Estimates. Tommy is a statistician or data scientist — depending on the context — in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Georgetown’s MS program for mathematics and statistics. Follow … Continue reading

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SynGlyphX: Hello and Thank You DC2!

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by one of the supporters of two of Data Community’s five meetups. Hello and Thank You DC2! This week was my, and my company’s, introduction to Data Community DC (DC2).  We … Continue reading

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November Data Science DC Event Review: Identifying Smugglers: Local Outlier Detection in Big Geospatial Data

This is a guest post from Data Science DC Member and quantitative political scientist David J. Elkind. As the November Data Science DC Meetup, Nathan Danneman, Emory University PhD and analytics engineer at Data Tactics, presented an approach to detecting … Continue reading

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PyDataNYC 2013 – A Summary of a Fantastic Conference for Data Community

PyData NYC 2013 was a two-day conference this past weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 11/9 and 11/11) with a day of tutorials on Friday. Saturday and Sunday featured keynotes each morning and three tracks of talks and workshops. JP Morgan graciously … Continue reading

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DIDC MeetUp Review – The US Census Bureau Pushes Data

Data Community DC is excited to welcome Andrea to our host of bloggers. Andrea’s impressive bio is below and she will be bringing energy, ideas, and enthusiasm to the Data Innovation DC organizational team. Census Data is cool? At least that’s what … Continue reading

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September 2013 Data Science DC Event Review: Data Mining for Patterns That Aren’t There

This is a guest post by Eunice Choi, a Health IT Consultant who is very interested in Data Science. When a fortuitous event takes place, it is a very human inclination to be intrigued—and when such an event happens again … Continue reading

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August 2013 Data Science DC Event Review: Confidential Data

This is a guest post by Brand Niemann, former Sr. Enterprise Architect at EPA, and Director and Sr. Data Scientist at Semantic Community. He previously wrote a blog post for DC2 about the upcoming SOA, Semantics, and Data Science conference. The … Continue reading

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A Review of the July 2013 Data Science DC Meetup: Lightning Talks!

Guest post blogger Jenna Dutcher is the community relations manager for UC Berkeley’s datascience@berkeley degree – the first and only online Master of Information and Data Science.  Follow datascience@berkeley on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates. Data science as a field lends itself to in-depth discussions of … Continue reading

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Fantastic presentations from R using slidify and rCharts

Dr. Ramnath Vaidyanathan of McGill University gave an excellent presentation at a joint Data Visualization DC/Statistical Programming DC event on Monday, August 19 at nclud, on two R projects he leads — slidify and rCharts. After the evening, all I can say … Continue reading

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