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2014 Overview of the activities of the Brussels Data Science Community

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Opening presentation by Philippe Van Impe, leader of the Brussels Data Science Community.
Overview of the activities of 2014.
Data Science and Big Data meetup of December 2014.

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2014 Overview of the activities of the Brussels Data Science Community

  1. 1. HOW WE DID GOOD WHILE LEARNING AND HAVING LOTS OF FUN OVERVIEW OF OUR ACTIVITIES IN 2014 18/12/2014 1Brussels Data Science Community | @datasciencebe
  2. 2. 18/12/2014 2 WE ARE THE FASTEST GROWING COMMUNITY OF DATA SCIENTISTS IN EUROPE, DRIVEN BY VOLUNTEERS DOING NON PROFIT DATA4GOOD WORK. WE PROMOTE THE VALUE OF ANALYTICS AND ORGANISE EVENTS, HANDS-ON SESSIONS AND TRAININGS TO CLOSE THE GAP BETWEEN ACADEMICS AND BUSINESS. JOIN US IF YOU WANT TO SHARE, LEARN AND HAVE FUN WITH ANALYTICAL & TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION & POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. Brussels Data Science Community | @datasciencebe
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  6. 6. CHALLENGES 1. ACADEMIC TRAINING IS NOT ENOUGH 2. BUSINESS DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF ANALYTICS 3. DATASCIENCE IS TEAMWORK: NO IDEA ON HOW TO BUILD SUCH A TEAM 4. NO DATA TO WORK ON 5. NO TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR LATEST TECHNOLOGY 6. COMPANIES WANT TO HAVE A CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 7. COMPANIES CANNOT FIND THE RIGHT DATA SCIENTISTS 18/12/2014 6Brussels Data Science Community | @datasciencebe
  7. 7. SOME FIGURES • 0 MARCH 25TH • 601 MEETUP MEMBERS • 487 LINKEDIN MEMBERS • 7 NETWORKING DRINKS • 155 FACEBOOK LIKES • 1 STRATA PRESENTATION • 2 KANAAL Z APEARANCE 18/12/2014 7 • 1 NGO HACKATHON (4 EVENINGS) • 1 FULL DAY HANDS-ON ON SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS • 1 MANAGEMENT TEAM • TOP 50 BLOGS TO READ – LIST FROM NG DATA • +150 PAGES OF OUR BLOGSITE VISITED EACH DAY • +17K PAGES VISITED SINCE JULY • +70 JOBS POSTED • +200 BLOGPOSTS Brussels Data Science Community | @datasciencebe
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  10. 10. MILESTONES: Brussels Data Science Community | @datasciencebe 10 March 27th – First meetup – 23 May 8th – Banking meetup – 70 June 19th – Data4Good meetup – 100 July 17th – Garden Party September 18th - HR meetup – 83 October 16th – Marketing meetup – 125 October 2014 – Hands On Session – Data4Good November 18th – IoT meetup – 250 November 29th – Hands-On Social Network Analysis - 30 December 18th – Meetup Big Data Science - 250
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  14. 14. Why is it exciting and fun? Brussels Data Science Community | @datasciencebe
  15. 15. COMING ACTIVITIES - DATA4GOOD COMPETITION 18-12-2014 15 Ward Vanden Berghe More info Brussels Data Science Community | @datasciencebe
  16. 16. DATA INNOVATION SUMMIT 18-12-2014 16
  17. 17. AGENDA: • 18:30 UPDATE ON RECENT ACTIVITIES AND DEVELOPMENTS BY PHILIPPE VAN IMPE • 19:00 WIM VAN LEUVEN ABOUT BIG DATA AND THE INFLUENCE OF DATA SCIENCE • 19:30 DAAN GERITS ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AROUND BIGDATA AND WHAT THE IDEAL IT ARCHITECTURE SHOULD LOOK LIKE • 20:00 FERDINAND CASIER ABOUT 2 CURRENT PROJECTS AT AGORIA (ELUCIDATA AND MADE DIFFERENT) WHERE COMPANIES FROM DIFFERENT SECTORS ARE SUPPORTED IN THEIR DATA INNOVATION AND DATA ANALYTICS CHALLENGE.. • 20:45 KARIM DOUÏEB THE PRO & CONS OF THE OPEN-SOURCE DATA ANALYTICS CLUSTER COMPUTING FRAMEWORK CALLED SPARK. HOW IT IS HELPING US TO PERFORM ANALYTICS ON LARGE AMOUNT OF TELCO/BANKING DATA. HOW TO CONVEY THE INSIGHTS PROVIDED BY THIS ANALYSIS THROUGH DATA VISUALISATION USING D3.JS • 21:30 NETWORKING IN KULTUURKAFFEE 18/12/2014 17
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