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November 16, 2011 / jeremycarr

Social Data Revolution Meetup

In Spring 2010 I had the good fortune to TA MS&E 237- Social Data Revolution, a course at Stanford taught by Andreas Weigend, the former Chief Scientist of Amazon.  At the first session, he casually announced he was looking for an extra hand to help run the class. 1 part carpe diem, 86 parts hard work, and 10 weeks later we wrapped up an immensely rewarding blur of guest speakers (Esther Dyson, Facebook,, etc), data projects, and brilliant forward looking ideas.

Monday Nov 14th Andreas and David Hornik organized a meetup for Social Data Revolution (5 years running!) past present and future.  Andreas asked me to give a  short talk; I cover two main topics-

1) The infrastructure beneath transforming raw data into actionable insights- data integration, search&discovery, knowledge management, and collaboration.  Whether making decisions as an individual, organization, or nation-state, these concepts apply.

2) Friction is the KEY variable to keep in mind over the next 10 years as we leverage both humans and computers to increase our global analytic capabilities.


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