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PyConUK 2013

I’m just finishing with PyConUK, it has been a fun 3 days (and the sprints carry on tomorrow). Yesterday I presented a lightly tweaked version of my Brand Disambiguation with scikit-learn talk on natural language processing for social media processing. I had 65 people in the room (cripes!), 2/3 had used ML or NLP for […]

Map/Reduce (Disco) on millions of tweets

Whilst working on data sciencey problems for AdaptiveLab I’m becoming more involved in simple visualisations for proof-of-concepts for clients. This ties in nicely with my PyCon Parallel Computing tutorial with Minesh. I’ve been prototyping a Disco map/reduce tutorial (part 2 for PyCon) using tweets collected during the life of SocialTies during 2011-2012. Using 11,645,331 tweets […]

Office social graph connectivity using NetworkX

I wanted an excuse to play with the Python NetworkX graph visualisation library and recently I joined AdaptiveLab to consult on some data science & visualisation problems. Thus formed the question – how were we all connected together? I figured that looking at who follows us all will yield a little insight into the people […]

StartupChile (Round 2.1) all finished, thoughts

The odd thing is that I’ve been trying to write this post for 3 months. Having started and stopped several times (including during the flight back from Chile on Oct 15th) I figure I ought to put something out. The journey was, it turns out, somewhat of a roller-coaster ride. Early in January Kyran Dale […]

EuroSciPy2012 Parallel Python tutorial requirements now online

My EuroSciPy 2012 Parallel Python tutorial requirements are online in this github repo. If you’re coming to my tutorial next Thursday please make sure everything is installed beforehand. The repo includes the slides (not quite yet finished) and a ‘solutions/’ directory which you shouldn’t peek at (that’s there in case we run behind in the […]

“How to Build a Network” workshop for WiredSussex interns

Yesterday I ran a workshop on ‘How to build a network’ for 35 WiredSussex interns.  The presentation is clear, the links below will help. During the talk I linked to some OpenStreetMap early progress videos for London 2006- and worldwide-2008 edits, these demonstrate a nice graphical result of building personal networks around a project. Early […]

Internship ‘How to build a network’ workshop

Tomorrow I run a workshop for WiredSussex to teach 35 interns ‘how to build a network’.  I’ll write an update that links to my presentation after the workshop, here I want to link to a few examples I’ll probably use. Update – I now have a full write-up which makes this post obsolete. OpenStreetMap early […]