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Better Tools to Collaborate and Organize Your Data

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Better Tools to Collaborate and Organize Your Data

Time: June 12, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Geekdom San Francisco by Rackspace
Street: 620 Folsom Street
City/Town: San Fransico
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Event Type: meetup
Organized By: Zipfian Academy
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2014

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Event Description

CrowdFlower and Mode Analytics are building tools for data scientists to work more efficiently. Join us for an evening with Lukas Biewald, CEO of CrowdFlower and Benn Stancil and Josh Ferguson of Mode Analytics. Smooth your workflow and accomplish more with these tools.

CrowdFlower makes it easy for lots of humans to complete tiny tasks (like tagging a picture), which means you can fill in data sets or create them entirely. It’s better than Mechanical Turk.

Mode makes analysis collaborative by organizing data, code, and results in one simple package. With Mode, anyone working with data can discover - and build upon - existing projects. Get a sneak peak before they launch. 

Special thanks to CrowdFlower, our generous sponsor for the evening, for providing food and beer. And thank you to our hosts Geekdom SF, our favorite co-working and event space.


6:00 - Doors Open

6:30 - 7:00 - Lukas Biewald, CrowdFlower

7:00 - 7:05 - Patricio Ovalle, Udacity - CrowdFlower Use Case with Zipfian Academy

7:05 - 7:35 - Benn Stancil and Josh Ferguson, Mode Analytics: Building the Tool

7:35 - 8:30 - Networking

About CrowdFlower

CrowdFlower is a leading people-powered data enrichment platform for data scientists, analysts and engineers. Its quality-control technology is the fastest and most accurate way to collect, label, and clean data at scale from an on-demand workforce. The platform automates the management of an online workforce to tackle tasks that require human intelligence, such as search relevance tuning, metadata creation, image annotation, transcription and more. // @CrowdFlower

Lukas Biewald is CrowdFlower’s Co-Founder and CEO. Prior to founding CrowdFlower, he was a Senior Scientist and Manager with the Ranking and Management Team at Powerset, Inc., a natural language search technology company later acquired by Microsoft. He also lead the Search Relevance Team for Yahoo! Japan.

Follow Lukas @l2k

About Mode Analytics

One of the greatest challenges in analysis is discovering and building upon other people’s work. Analysts unknowingly recreate projects their peers have completed all the time. At Mode, they are building tools that eliminate the costs of sharing and discovery to make analysts and data scientists more productive. // @ModeAnalytics

Josh Ferguson is a co-founder and CTO at Mode Analytics. He was previously Director of Data Services at Yammer and Microsoft.

Benn Stancil is a co-founder and Chief Analyst at Mode Analytics. He previously worked in analytics at Yammer, Microsoft, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Follow Benn @bennstancil

About Zipfian Academy

Zipfian Academy is a data science training school that runs programs to improve skills in data science and engineering. We utilize innovative education techniques, which allow students to master tough concepts in less time. // @zipfianacademy

About Geekdom SF

Geekdom San Francisco’s mission is to bring great people and like minded companies together to accelerate their growth. Our shared workspace provides easy access to: industry connections, mentorship, and events. Come be part of our growing community of developers and startups and build something great here. // @geekdomsf

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