How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Big Data and Love the Data That Actually Counts - Counsyl Tech Talk
Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
South San Francisco, United States
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
|Pick-up Shuttle Stops||Bus A||Bus G|
|1) Pier 50 Mission Beach||5:15pm||5:45pm|
|2) 301 Howard St. (Modis Station)||5:30pm||6:00pm|
|3) Caltrain 4th St. Station (Walgreens)||5:45pm||6:20pm|
|4) 16th St. BART||6:10pm||6:45pm|
|5) South SF Caltrain station||6:45pm||7:05pm|
|Drop-off Shuttle Stops||Bus C||Bus T|
|1) South SF Caltrain||9:30pm||10:15pm|
|2) 24th St BART||9:45pm||-|
|3) 16th St. BART||-||10:30pm|
|4) Potrero St. and 16th St.||-||10:35pm|
|6) Powell St BART + Market St. stops||10:10pm||-|
|7) Caltrain 4th St. Station||-||10:40pm|
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Justine Lam with any questions.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, feel free to login to Eventbrite to update your registration information. This will help us better plan for the event.
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When & Where
Over the last few years, we've grown from a dorm room start-up to become one of the largest clinical genome centers in the world. Our pre-pregnancy genomic test is now prescribed by physicians for more than 2.5% of all births in the United States. As you might imagine, handling this kind of volume puts us in terra incognita. Our situation is similar to the one faced by Amazon in the 90s, before anyone knew how to scale an operation with such highly interconnected physical and informational components.
To solve the problems associated with scaling the medical genome, we hire generalists rather than specialists. Our engineers are pragmatists who know when to use machine learning and when to use a simple regex, and understand in what sense those approaches are at different ends of a continuum. Many did not have a bioinformatics background before they joined, but all had strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms.
Event Organizer: Justine Lam
For those of you that couldn't make our tech talk last month, we've written up a blog post on it with a link to the video at blog.counsyl.com