Intro to Data Science and Analysis
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
Santa Monica, CA
Intro to Data Science: Predicting the Future with Data
Tuesday, January 15th from 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Ravi Iyer, Principal Data Scientist, Ranker.com
Do you want to create a recommendation engine for your customers? Predict which employees at your company will leave or stay? Predict where your future sales will come from or whom to target with your next marketing campaign?
In this course, we'll cover the basics of how to answer such questions using data, using examples from Ranker's aggregation and recommendation algorithms, Nate Silver's election predictions, and market research.
Rather than thinking of data as either right or wrong, we'll learn to objectively examine the strengths and weaknesses ineherent in any data driven analysis, with the goal of improving your current data analysis, data collection, or data consumption.
About the Instructors
Ravi Iyer is the principal data scientist at Ranker.com. He combines 15 years of hands-on experience with database technology with a PhD in social psychology from the University of Southern California. He publishes regularly in top scholarly journals and his research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, The Atlantic, and at SXSW Interactive.
Can't make it? Sign up at http://generalassemb.ly/la to stay in the loop on future events and classes.
Our Refund Policy: Plans change? We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at email@example.com at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
General Assembly @GA_LA is a New York born global community transforming thinkers into creators through skills based education in technology, business and design with campuses located in New York City, London, Berlin, San Francisco, Sydney, Boston and now...Los Angeles!
Your message has been sent!