Pandas - Lazy at Mating, Lively at Mining!


Data mining is a unique blend of hardcore math and fine art.  It includes various disciplines such as machine learning, data visualization, critical analysis, common sense, logical thinking, differential calculus, linear algebra, matrices and sets, and many more. It is easy to feel intimidated at the onset of becoming a miner, which is where this session comes in to lay out in very simple terms how exciting and beautiful the world of data mining is, and how anyone with a love for discovering hidden information in data can use python, pandas, scikit and pyplot to find hidden truths. 

Aside from demonstrating how quick, easy and painless mining can be if approached correctly with the right tools, the talk will also aim to give a more general perspective of discovering truths in most optimal ways, and blowing the audience's minds with relating the techinues of discovering relationships in data through data mining with general relativity and wormholes. 

The intent of this presentation is help people kick start their data mining activities without having to invest time learning complicated tools, and to get people excited about getting their hands dirty with data. 

"Stuff your eyes with wonder," he said, "live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)

Room 104
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 13:30 to 14:30