NYC Data Science Newsletter 06/09/2014

NYC Data Science NYC Open Data Meetup Upcoming - R Advanced Workshop IX: Elastic Net, the LASSO, and Ridge Regression - RSVP Jun 09, Mon - Demo Days V: Students of Machine Learning with R class - RSVP Jun 16, Mon VI: Students of Data Science by Python class - RSVP Jun 19, Thu CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *** DATA ETHICS: KDD WORKSHOP *** Sunday, August 24, 2014 in NYC http://dataethics.github.io SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 13, 2014 Addressing a broad spectrum of ethical issues in data collection, storage, analysis, and sharing, the Data Ethics workshop will be a forum to ...

NYC Data Science Newsletter 5/26/14

Our Students' Projects Andi Shehu, PhD candidate at Hunter College, analyzed the mayoral election in Ankara. He used R package knitr and Markdown, a combination that makes presentations quite neat and easy. New Courses in June - Data Visualization with Tableau - Begins on June 7th Tableau is based on a breakthrough technology from Stanford University that lets you drag & drop to analyze data. Sign up here. - Data Science with Python, Beginner Level - Begins on June 14th A five week course that begins by introducing the rudimentary building blocks of programming basics...

NYC Data Science Newsletter 5/28/14

Dear Friends, NYC Data Science Academy has a host of new courses beginning April. This month, we will be hosting nine courses total, four of which are entirely online. Scroll through our course offerings at our Meetup or at NYC Data Science Academy to find out more. The courses in April are shown below. 4 Online classes: Big Data by Hadoop (17 weeks, Beginner, H001) $2900 This 17 week online course will take you from Hadoop novice to an accomplished user. Big Data by Hadoop (15 weeks, Intermediate, H002) $2500 Designed for the intermediate Hadoop user, this course studies a...

NYC Open Data Newsletter 5/12/14

Next Week's Events     Github Workshop: Common Git Workflow This workshop is taught by one of the most known hacker in New York, Aidan Feldam. He will cover the common Git workflow, publishing a project on Git -hub, and how to collab- orate on an existing repo- sitory. By the end of the workshop, all attendees will be open source contr- ibutors. What is Github and why use it? Well, it is a web-hosting for those who use Git vers- ion control. RSVP here. Hadoop Workshop Is it possible that one hadoop system will fit all size of data? The answer is yes! And Vivi...

NYC Data Science Newsletter 5/5/14

Upcoming Events   New Tableau Course The Academy is offering a five-week tableau beginner course that will intro- duce you to the wonderful Tableau Visualization. What does Tableau do? - Well, basically, data visualization. But why Tableau? - For one thing, their products are based on a breakthrough technology from Standford University that enables you to drag & drop to analyze data? Magical, huh? For another, their charts just beautiful! Watch a tutorial. Sign up here.   Our Students Projects     See more useful materials aboutLaila's project ...

NYC Open Data Newsletter 5/5/14

Data Scientists Are Taking Over! It is estimated that 6000 companies are now hiring data scientists, these include major search engines,  social networks, financial institutions, online retailers, and government facilities. But why? Well, one probable answer is: there is simply too much data! 90% of the world's data is generated in the last two years and lies in that data intelligence that could generate huge profit. However, to analyze data that big requires specialized techniques that combines knowledge in math, statistics, computer science, and domain expertise. That's where we come i...

NYC Open Data Newsletter 4/28/14

Our Friends!   New York is looking for community minded data scientists to produce technology-driven solutions that make it easier to explore quality, charges, and costs data for medical procedures provided by NYS inpatient hospital facilities. $20K in prize will be awarded.Submission deadline: July 24, 2014Read more. The NYC BigApps is back and bigger than ever with With over $100K in cash prizes and $200K of in-kind perks. Sign up to tackle New York City's toughest challenges alongside codes, engineers, investors, and designers. Come to build. Come to solve. Come to wi...

NYC Data Science Newsletter 4/28/14

Our Weekly Newsletter Demo Day on Thursday May 1st We will a host Project Demo day, showing off previous work done in R. They will demostrate how to predict rain down to minute and draw tree maps for bloomberg index, scrap Craigslist and do fun things! RSVP here. Students Work & Blog Read how our students analyzed Twitter Trends and English Premier League in R, and more! See our students works. Classes Available! The Academy is running classes right now. We've started the Hadoop, Python, Excel, Node, and Intermediate R classes. This Saturday will be the start of the D3 class a...

NYC Data Science Newsletter 4/21/14

Our Weekly Newsletter Keeping you current with the NYC Data Science Academy Coming this spring we will be presenting several courses in each of R and Hadoop as well as classes covering Node.js, D3.js, Python, and Excel. Exploit the power of big data with Hadoop! Perform analysis with flexible programming languages like R and Python! Deploy your work online with Node.js and D3.js! Classes are starting soon. Graphic of the Week This decision tree chart, created in R, visualizes possible...

Public R Workshops

Jun 12-13, 2014 - Introduction to Data Science with R SupStat (Official Training partner with RStudio Inc and Revolution Analytics) is hosting our two day Introduction to Data Science with R course in New York City this June. This is a two-day workshop, designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to R. We'll get you programing and analyzing data with R in no time. All participants will receive a copy of all slides, exercises, data sets, and R scripts used in the course.  Course Instructor: Vivian S. Zhang (CTO of SupStat, Organizer of NYC Open Data Meetup, Founder of NYC Da...