DataScienceCamp Silicon Valley

DataScienceCamp Silicon Valley 2014


    An unconference or camp is an event that involves the audience members taking 1 minute turns proposing unconference sessions.  The audience is polled for their interest in attending the given session, and assigned to a time slot and room size accordingly.  A “session matrix” of 4 time slot rows by about 8 room columns, with each cell listing the session title and moderator/speaker.  The terms camp and unconference are used interchangeably.  A camp is a bottom up, user participation driven event.

    Historically, we held DataMiningCamps since 2009.  This year, we were renaming it to “DataScienceCamp” to be more inclusive of Big Data as well as Data Mining.  The event is organized by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery).  ACM is the professional society of Computer Science. SFbayACM has been continuously running events since 1957.

    Proposed Sessions: to view, vote or submit your own, CLICK HERE

    Signups as of Mon 10/20/2014:     DS Camp: 422        DS Camp Class: 55

    Sessions can be proposed in advanced on our event web site, and registered attendees can discuss and vote on sessions - to share your preliminary interest.  In the session descriptions, the organizers invite the use of SESSION TAGS, such as:

    • Beginner, practitioner, expert    (expert level sessions should not slow down for many beginner questions)
    • Presentation, discussion, panel, user_group  (format of the session)
    • Supervised, unsupervised, optimization, application, big_data  (one or more tags of different levels of generality, as relevant)
    • Regression, svm, neural_network, deep_learning, cluster_analysis, text_mining, recommender_systems
    • Python, r, matlab, mahout  (language, tool or system name)
    • Hadoop, spark, storm, mongodb, hive, pig, aws, apache_contribution

    TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT:  Use Eventbrite


    ABOUT the Bay Area Chapter of the ACM:

    The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ACM was founded in 1957 and combined with the San Francisco Peninsula Chapter in 1970.  We have two talks most months:  general computing on the 3rd Wednesday and Data Science on the 4th Monday.  Twice a year we have a Saturday training class, or Professional Development Seminar.



    Founded in 1947, shortly after the unveiling of ENIAC (the first general purpose electronic computer), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is the world’s oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. ACM provides a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. ACM is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a worldwide membership, ACM is a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology, and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society.

    Proposed Sessions: to view, vote or submit your own, CLICK HERE


    Session Schedule

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    Oct 25, 2014 Room Session Name
    8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration for Tutorial
    9:00 am - 11:00 am Town Hall (main room) Tutorial: Principal Component Analysis with Applications in R and Python
    10:30 am - 11:00 am Registration for Unconference
    11:00 am - 11:25 am Unconference kickoff
    11:25 am - 12:25 pm Town Hall (main room) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: An Update on Distributed Computing with Spark
    12:25 pm - 1:15 pm Session Proposals (start with sessions proposed on this web site)
    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (thank you sponsors)
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Round 1 (6+ session rooms)
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Round 2 (6+ session rooms)
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Round 3 (6+ session rooms)
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Round 4 (6+ session rooms)
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Finished