The userR!2014 Conference in Review

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FIELD REPORT Last week I attended the long-anticipated useR!2014 international conference at the UCLA campus, my alma mater. The four day event had something for everyone in attendance – all the brain cycles centered around the use of the R statistical environment. Since R is a primary tool for my work in data science and […]

The R User Conference 2014

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I am really looking forward to attending my first useR! conference – coming to Los Angeles June 30-July 3. I’ll be at the big show to cover all the late breaking R news and report back to you all here. This annual conference jumps around the globe, alternating between the U.S. and Europe (last year’s conference was held in Spain). This year the conference will take place on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Big Data Camp 2014 in Review

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It was Saturday, June 14 and I was up at the crack of dawn (which is quite an achievement for a late night data hacker like me) to get over to the Big Data Camp 2014 happening at the DirectTV campus in beautiful El Segundo, Calif. (actually a spartan industrial area just south of LAX). I was anticipating a great day of big data technology focusing on three advertised session tracks: Data Science, Hadoop, and NoSQL.