Big Data for the Public Good | Seminar 4: Jeremy Howard, Kaggle
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Big Data for the Public Good is a four-part seminar series hosted by Code for America in San Francisco and sponsored by Greenplum, a division of EMC. We invite you to join other thought leaders, CEO’s, data scientists, developers, designers, data journalists, and change agents in an exploration into how the big data explosion can be harnessed to address the great opportunities and pressing challenges of our time.
Jeremy Howard is Kaggle's President and Chief Scientist. He worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and at AT Kearney for nine years before founding FastMail.FM (an email provider), which he later sold to Opera Software, and Optimal Decisions Group (an insurance pricing optimization specialist), which he later sold to ChoicePoint.
Jeremy regularly appears as an IT expert on television shows such as Sunrise, Midday, Evening News and the Morning Show. He joined Kaggle after prize-winning performances in a number of the site's early data prediction competitions.
- January 23rd: Mike Migurski, Stamen Design, and Tom Carden, Bloom.
- March 19th: Jake Porway, Data Without Borders and the New York Times
- April 3rd : Ward Cunningham, Nike
- May 16th: Jeremy Howard, Kaggle
About Code For America
Code for America enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities. Working with city managers, we help to identify projects that can benefit from web-based solutions. Code For America is all about helping American cities use web technology to do a better job of providing services to citizens
Greenplum, a division of EMC, is driving the future of Big Data analytics with products that harness the skills of data science teams to help global organizations realize the full promise of business agility and become data-driven, predictive enterprises. Greenplum celebrates the data scientists and visualization teams exploring how Big Data can create value for the public good.
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Code for America
Founded in 2009, Code for America (CfA) is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments and citizens to foster civic innovation. By working to reinvigorate civic participation, accelerate the civic startup marketplace, facilitate collaboration between government leaders, and build new tools that enhance and strengthen communities, CfA is helping governments solve old problems in new ways. CfA is working towards a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st Century.