|Friday 6th May||Nab Arena||700 Bourke St, Docklands|
|8:00||Registration (tea & coffee provided)|
|8:40 - 8:55||Conference Opening Address|
Hon. Philip Dalidakis
Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade
|8:55 - 9:40||Keynote|
My Lessons as an Analytics Entrepreneur
|9:40 - 10:00||Morning Tea (provided)|
|10:00 - 10:30||Evan Stubbs|
How I learned to stop worrying and love the machine:
Ethics and what it means to be human
10:00 - 11:30
|10:30 - 11:00||Kendra Vant
Unlocking Big Data with Spark
|11:00 - 11:30||Ross Farrelly
The Alpha and Omega of Analytics:
Designing analytical processes from the ground up
|11:30 - 11:40||Break|
|11:40 - 12:10||Eugene Dubossarsky|
Data Science is Different:
Key Concepts, Cultural Challenges and where is it heading in the future?
11:45 - 1:15
|12:10 -12:25||Yuval Marom
|12:25 - 1:15||Panel Discussion
The need to invest in analytic talent
Leonie Walsh, Pradeep Philip
Brett Adam, Scott Wilson
Chaired by Yuval Marom
|1:15 - 2:00||Lunch (provided)|
|2:00- 2:30||Chris Hausler|
Productionising Machine Learning:
Building a model is only half the battle
2:00 - 3:30
|2:30 - 3:00||Yanir Seroussi
Finding motives, causes, and purpose in data science
|3:00 - 3:30||Tim Manns
Mind the Gap:
A description of unexpected challenges faced in real-world analytics projects
|3:30 - 3:45||Afternoon Tea (provided)|
|3:45 - 4:15||Xavier Conort|
Make Sense out of Data with Feature Engineering
|4:15 - 4:45||Rob Hyndman|
Automatic FoRecasting using R
|Evening Datathon||(free event)|
|4:45 - 5:45||Networking Time|
|5:45 - 7:30||Datathon Presentations|
|7:30 - 10:00||Drinks & Award Ceremony|
How it Works
There are 3 one day tutorials on Thursday 5th May and 3 x 90 minute breakout workshops on Friday 6th May, each limited to 12 participants. On the Friday there is also the main MeDaScIn talks during the day followed by the Datathon pitch night and award ceremony.
Note: the workshops and tutorials are essentially free as you are registering for the main talks but are choosing a breakout option.
(price includes access to the main arena talks on the 6th)
|Kim Doyle and Alistair Walsh||Zhen He||Nayyar Zaidi|
@nab – 700 Bourke St
(breakout sessions during the main arena talks)
|Xavier Conort (morning)||Rob Hyndman (lunch)||Evan Stubbs (afternoon)|
MeDaScIn is now SOLD OUT. There is an option to still attend though by purchasing a two conference ticket for MeDaScIn and the Sports Analytics Conference for $700 ($100 saving). You must register here and we’ll then register you for the Sports Analytics Conference.
NOTE: There are only 5 of these available.
The event is organised by data scientists who love Melbourne and don’t want to have to move to Silicon Valley. It has evolved from the popularity of the Data Science Melbourne meetup group but we want anyone with a passion for both analytics and Melbourne to get involved.
We thank all the sponsors and supporters of DSM, especially the speakers and tutors who have given their time – it is really a team effort to make this event happen.
Making this event happen relies on generous DSM sponsors and particularly the nab who are providing the main venue, although we are still seeking specific event sponsorship to help keep the registration cost to a minimum.
The worldwide demand for analytic talent far outstrips supply. By supporting the events you will be helping promote and grow the Melbourne Data Science community and attract potential recruits.
If you would like to help out then contact Phil Brierley via the meetup group.