Hello Philippe, Hello members of the Brussels Data Science Community,
Please join this DataStax Cassandra Essentials Day for a full day of learning and hands-on training on Apache Cassandra™ — free of charge. Learn from Cassandra experts while you roll up your sleeves and dive into real-world applications. You will gain exclusive insights to Cassandra architecture and application development through varied exercises and collaborative networking.
On Thursday 19th March 2015 in Hilversum, a guest Cassandra user will share why the company chose Apache Cassandra and how this choice has transformed their business applications.
Please register so we can save your seat. Space is limited.
IMPORTANT: Please bring your laptop to this event! You will need it to participate in the Cassandra training.
09:30am – 10:00am | Coffee and Registration 10:00am – 10:15am | Welcome and Introduction 10:15am – 10:45am | Guest Speaker GoDataDriven – Andrew Snare, Cassandra, Engineering 10:45am – 11:15am | Customer Case – Wehkamp, Gerhard van der Bijl, Head of Digital Development 11:15am – 12:00pm | Cassandra Data Structure & Replication 12:00pm – 01:00pm | Lunch 01:00pm – 02:00pm | Multi-DataCenter Concepts, Tunable Consistency 02:00pm – 03:15pm | Cassandra Data Modeling Architecture 03:15pm – 03:30pm | DataStax Enterprise Overview 03:30pm – 04:00pm | Wrap up and Q&A
Next Hands-On will take place in the offices of Vlerick in Brussels
Hands-on : Social Network Analysis Challenge part 2- full day
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014, 9:00 AM
Vlerick Business School Bolwerklaan 21 Brussels, BE
31 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending
Part 2:We had an excellent first session, the objectives have been defined and documented on the hackpad. Members of the team have requested more time to work together on the project. In order to facilitate this we have decided to reserve a full day.During this hands on session we will focus on Social Network Analysis. Today the teams will p…
Mehdi El Fadil showcased other visualisations and analysis of the twitter social network, including community detection. An attempt to recover some of his results is described below. Mehdi also described the typical steps involved in a social network analysis project:
Groups discussion yielded an analysis of Willingness to travel (see below ), and some participants set up twitter crawlers, to be used following other participants’ needs.
We discussed and decided to have a longer, full-day second session on Sat 29 Nov so that participants would really have time to get some work done during the session.
Don’t let the picture fool you – this was us just taking a breather from all the data-for-good action going on this month! We’ve been rolling up our sleeves, busting out our laptops and doing our favorite thing of all – pro bono data projects. New long-term DataCorps projects are underway and we just finished projects with four great organizations at our recent weekend DataDive in Nashville with Teradata Cares. We then celebrated Pro Bono Week by featuring perspectives from our volunteers and nonprofit partners.Arise from your bean bag chair and read on to see just how powerful data-for-good can be.
Nashville Teradata Cares DataDive
As we often say, what goes better with honky tonk and hush puppies than machine learning and text analysis? We just got back from a boot scootin’ DataDive ahead of the Teradata PARTNERS conference in Nashville where we had the chance to bring together teams of talented volunteers from around the world with four inspiring organizations – GlobalGiving, iCouldBe, the Cultural Data Project and HURIDOCS. From tracking human rights case law in Europe to improving an online mentoring program for at-risk youth, see what these amazing DataDivers accomplished in just two days! read more >
Celebrating Pro Bono Week
Last week DataKind joined Taproot Foundation to celebrate Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. It was perfect timing for our DC and San Francisco Chapters to host their launch events as well as do pro bono consulting at local nonprofit resource fairs. We also took the opportunity to demystify what pro bono data science and the Data-for-Good movement is all about – people! Check out the first of our four-part blog series where Hannah Underwood, CEO of The Key and DataKind UK Chapter Leader, explains why she thinks pro bono data science can change the world. Share yourexperiences in the comments! read more >
During this hands on session we will focus on Social Network Analysis. The business case & Challenge: Using you own tools and methods and the available data of Twitter or other social media drivers, we challenge you to come up with a good way to … LEARN MORE