Thank you for the nice Chocolate !

Dear Anonymous donor, thank you for the nice chocolate !

You are right, our community is a success and it should be rewarded.

nice present

Our community is doing good, thank you for engaging with us on twitter @datasciencebe , facebook and linkedin.

Here is a short update:

  • there is a huge waiting list for our hands-on about social network analysis
  • our next meetup about IoT has already 170 participants
  • Major companies are asking us to help to publish their job vacancies
  • We have been asked to present our activities at different events – SAS- Strata/Hadoop
  • We are planning a full day Innovation Summit in March !
  • We are close to 500 members , I’ll by the beers at our next meetup if we reach 500 by then. So don’t be nice to me, invite your friends to join. Make some noice !


Next Tuesday there is an interesting event that could interest you: Presenting the Agoria /TMAB event about bigdata and security. Ask Katleen for our ‘datascience’ reduction


Life is good to us, so let’s surf this wave as if it was the last one,  let’s build this community to something sustainable.I’m looking forward to meeting you in person again soon,


Philippe Van Impe
0477 23 78 42

Hands-On: Social Network Analysis Challenge part 1

Brussels Data Science Meetup
Added by Philippe Van Impe
Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00 PM
transforma bxl
Avenue du Pérou 80 Perulaan
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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 …


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Coursera – Social Media Analysis – Michigan Univerity

University of Michigan

The Social Network Analysis MOOC started this week on Coursera.
The course is given by Lada Adamic, an assiciate professor at MU who took a sabbatical year to go and work at Facebook. A year later she’s back with this inspiring course.
Lada Adamic will introduce you to social network mechanics and concepts. The tool of choice in this case is Gephi, which is a free to use graph/network visualisation tool.
This 8 week course combines video lectures with homework assignments during which you will learn to use Gephi and apply the freshly acquired knowledge on real data sets.
The course offers the possibility to apply for a certificate.

As a personal note from Glenn Vanderlinden:

I already went through the first couple of units and it looks rather interesting. It makes use of Gephi, which is to an extent an alternative to Neo4j. Might be interested for people who attended the last Meetup or who are interested in graph/network analysis. I hope this is useful for the community.


Lada Adamic

Lada Adamic