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2016 Speakers


JJ Allaire

Founder,
RStudio

Hilary Parker

Senior Data Analyst,
Etsy, Inc.

Andrew Gelman

Statistics Professor,
Columbia University

Drew Conway

CEO,
Alluvium

WHERE R ENTHUSIASTS AND DATA SCIENTISTS GATHER TO EXPLORE, SHARE, AND INSPIRE IDEAS.


APRIL 8 - 9, 2016

9 AM - 5 PM

WORK-BENCH

110 5TH AVE, 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK NY, 10011

April 8, 2016


8:00am - 8:50am

Breakfast & Open Registration

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks
Jared Lander of Lander Analytics & Jon Lehr of Work-Bench

9:00am - 9:20am

Analyzing NYC Transit Data
Todd Schneider, Engineering, Genius

9:25am - 9:45am

Notebooks (and more) with R Markdown
JJ Allaire, Founder, RStudio

9:50am - 10:10am

One Algorithm to Rule Them All: How to Automate Statistical Computation
Alp Kucukelbir, Data Scientist, Columbia University

10:10am - 10:30am

Coffee & Networking

10:30am - 10:50am

On Being a Female Data Scientist (and R Programmer)
Rachel Schutt, Chief Data Scientist, News Corp

10:55am - 11:15am

What We Learned Building an R-Python Hybrid Predictive Analytics Pipeline
Niels Bantilan, Data Scientist, Pegged Software

11:20am - 11:40am

R for Everything
Jared Lander, Author, R for Everyone

11:45am - 12:05pm

A Statistician Walks into a Tech Company: R at a Rapidly Scaling Healthcare Startup
Sandy Griffith, Biostatistician, Flatiron Health

12:05am - 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00pm - 1:20pm

I Don't Want to Be a Dummy! Encoding Predictors for Trees
Max Kuhn, Director of Nonclinical Statistics, Pfizer R&D

1:25pm - 1:45pm

Thinking Small About Big Data
Bryan Lewis, Chief Data Scientist, Paradigm4

1:50pm - 2:30pm

The Political Impact of Social Penumbras
Andrew Gelman, Statistics Professor, Columbia University

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Coffee & Networking

3:00pm - 3:20pm

Broom: Converting Statistical Models to Tidy Data Frames
David Robinson

3:25pm - 3:45pm

Complementary Recommendations at eBay: Tackling the Challenges of a Semi-Unstructured Marketplace
Adi Haviv, Applied Research Manager, eBay

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Testing Your Data and Code in R
Daniel Chen, PhD Candidate, Virginia Tech

4:10pm - 4:40pm

Afternoon Break & Networking

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Improving Data Interoperability for Python and R
Wes McKinney, Creator, Pandas

5:05pm - 5:25pm

Responsible Analysis Scaling
Hilary Parker

5:30pm - 5:50pm

Reflection on the Data Science Profession
Drew Conway, CEO, Alluvium

5:50pm - 6:00pm

Closing Remarks

6:15pm - 10:00pm

Drinks @ Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
(17th and 7th Ave)

April 9, 2016


8:30am - 8:55am

Breakfast

8:55am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks
Jared Lander of Lander Analytics

9:00am - 9:20am

Building Scalable Prediction Services in R
Justin Kamerman, Sr. Data Scientist, Socure

9:25am - 9:45am

Inside the R Consortium
Joe Rickert, Community Manager, Microsoft

9:50am - 10:10am

The Feels
Vivian Peng, Visual Artist, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

10:10am - 10:30am

Coffee & Networking

10:30am - 10:50am

Iterating over statistical models: NCAA tournament edition
Daniel Lee, Research Scientist, Columbia University

10:55am - 11:15am

Gadgets, Addins, and HTML Templates
Nathan Stephens, Solutions Engineering, RStudio

11:20am - 11:40am

What do Authors, Neurons, and Enterprise Suppliers Have in Common?
Claire O'Connell

11:45am - 12:05pm

Why Open Source Matters
James Powell

12:05am - 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00pm - 1:20pm

R Packages for Time-Varying Networks and Extremal Dependence
Ivor Cribben, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

1:25pm - 1:45pm

High-Performance Python
Ben Lerner

1:50pm - 2:30pm

RCloud - Collaborative Environment for Visualization and Big Data Analytics
Simon Urbanek

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Coffee & Networking

3:00pm - 3:20pm

An Economic Research Platform using R, Semantic Technologies, and Lambda Architecture
Gioel Molinari

3:25pm - 3:45pm

Dr. Datascience or: How I Learned to Stop Munging and Love Tests
Michael Malekci and Neal Richardson

3:50pm - 4:10pm

Julia + R for Data Science
Stefan Karpinski, Co-Creater, Julia

4:10pm - 4:40pm

Afternoon Break & Networking

4:40pm - 5:00pm

Data Science Challenges in Personal Program Analysis
Bas Van Schaik

5:05pm - 5:25pm

Scaling Data Science at Airbnb
Elena Grewal

5:30pm - 5:50pm

Using R at NYT Graphics
Josh Katz, Graphics Editor, The New York Times

5:50pm - 6:00pm

Closing Remarks

6:15pm - 10:00pm

Drinks @ Rye House
11 W 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
(17th Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)

Accomodations

The Jade Hotel - Greenwich Village

Mention Work-Bench for a Locked-In Rate of $295 a Night

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