I do talks pretty regularly, come out and say hi!
Wed30Oct20131:45 amGrand Ballroom West
This talk is for people with large and varied data who are interested in novel applications of data analytics, machine learning, and visualization to influence stakeholders and put the power of data to work for their businesses. We’ll walk through three case studies where we have delivered insights and/or products that blend data and experiences from physical and online commerce:
• A recommender system powered by the collective fashion expertise of our personal stylists
• Engaging, interactive visualizations powered by d3.js
• Clothing color trend visualizer
In the process we’ll discuss the challenges, tools, and techniques we employed along the way. We’ll also cover how the development of rapid prototype user interfaces have proven a powerful tool for conveying insights to and gaining support from business stakeholders. Some of the technologies that will be discussed include: R, Python, Ruby, d3.js, and Node.js.
Tue18Feb2014Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel. San Diego, CA
Presenting "How Nordstrom Utilizes Human Intelligence to Blend Brick-and-Mortar with Online Commerce" again for the folks on the west coast.
Tue25Feb20142:30 amSaint John, New Brunswick
Businesses are inundated with options of vendors who provide analytical products. We're told in no uncertain terms that without real-time analytical capabilities we are being out-strategized, out-advertised and out-personalized with every passing second. "Real-time real talk" is a critical survey of real-time systems and their application in the areas of retail and marketing. We'll cut through the hype and get to the heart of what it means to be real-time, and explore some of the real-time systems being built today in the Nordstrom Data Lab.
Mon30Jun20146:00 pmGoogle Offices in Fremont
Thu28Aug20146:30 pmGetty Images, 4th floor
Predicting the future is hard and it requires a lot of assumptions, also known as beliefs, also known as faith. In “Assumptions: Check yo self, before you wreck yo self” we explore the consequences of beliefs when constructing predictive models. We’ll walk through the process of developing a demand forecast for Evo, a Seattle-based outdoor recreation retailer, and discuss how assumptions influence the behavior of your application and ultimately the decisions you make.
Fri24Jul2015Sun26Jul201510:50 amPyData Seattle -- Microsoft Campus
Twitter makes money by selling ads, but they’ve got an insidious infestation eroding their advertising credibility: bots. These bots are automatons living in the Twittersphere, ranging wildly in capability. In Bot or Not I’ll discuss how to identify bots with a classification algorithm created in scikit-learn and provide some tips on how to account for them when analyzing social media experiments.
Watch the whole talk for free here! https://youtu.be/ic4SagX5RFM