General Assembly Boston - Data Science for Non-Scientists

When: Thu December 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Organization: General Assembly Boston

Location: GA Boston, Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA



Are you at a large company that wants to get involved with Data Science? Are you at a startup this is looking to build or sell analytic offerings? Are you a researcher who is interested in working with tech companies as a Data Scientist? This session is for you!

Student Takeaways:
Through practical and concrete examples, students will learns specific techniques that they can begin to implement at their own startups. 
No pre-reads required. A beginner level of competency in R is helpful but not required. You don't need to have a PhD in statistics or be a Hadoop expert to get started!

About the Instructors:

Aki Balogh started working with analytics before the Big Data label was coined. A developer and management consultant, Aki has been helping companies like Pepsi and AIG by use analytics since 2007. After consulting, Aki brought his love of Big Data to OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston-based VC fund. Aki now leads Technical Sales at Calpont, a database vendor that makes InfiniDB, a scalable analytic database.

Daniel Gerlanc has worked in analytics since 2006.  He spent 5 years as a quantitative analyst with two Boston hedge funds before starting Enplus Advisors Inc, a predictive analytics consultancy. At Enplus he works with clients in different industries to improve existing analytic processes and to develop new ones.  He has coauthored several open source R packages, published in peer-reviewed journals, and is active in local predictive analytics groups.  He is a graduate of Williams College.  You can find him online at