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Anyone going to @PyDataConf NYC next month? I'll be speaking! My talk: "Data Science: It's Easy as Pyǃ" was accepted http://pydata.org/nyc2014 #PyData #Python #DataScience
What is PyData? PyData.org is the home for all things related to the use of Python in data management and analysis. This site aims to make open source data science tools easily accessible by listing the links in one location. If you would like to submit a download link or any items to be listed ...
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That was janna???? 
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The Google Reader clock is counting down! T-minus 10 days! Quick survey, what is your new news reader?
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I agree there is too much to do.
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Wow, they put my talks right after the keynote! 
About. Mission · Code of Conduct · Press · NumFocus · PyData SV 2013 · PyData NYC 2012 · Talk Videos · Venue · Schedule; Sponsor. Become a Sponsor · Sponsor List. Speakers. Keynote Bios · Speaker Bios · Abstracts · News · Register. Schedule. Boston Main Conference. Schedule for July 27, 2013 ...
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I'm officially a speaker @PyDataConf Boston! 
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Video and slides from my philly tech week talk on mechanical turk with Kelly O'Brien

http://vimeo.com/64835046

http://www.slideshare.net/mobile/aweberinc/data-processing-mturk

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This is a joint meetup with PhillyPUG which will cover machine learning and natural language processing on the python stack. This looks like it's going to be very popular, space is limited and filling up quickly. If you want to come, please RSVP immediately as it will probably be full within the next few days.
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PyCon 2014: The Long Journey North -- http://goo.gl/Mn0vDz
My in-depth recap of PyCon 2014.
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My moms response to me speaking @PyDataConf "If you have a tutorial on the Linux system bring it so I can finally learn how to use it."
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She was just telling me about how she wished I would have taught her how to use it.
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Fullsize Google Now Wallpapers!

The actual artist behind Google Now's stock backgrounds has actually uploaded them uploaded to his Flickr Profile, plus some of his other artwork for everyone to enjoy. Check it out!

http://flickr.com/photos/brentcouchman/with/8781996742/
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NBC10 had a piece on AWeber this morning. See if you can spot me (hint I'm wearing blue).
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I'll be giving a joint talk with Kelly O'Brien next Tuesday with drinks afterwards!

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Looking at a photo and deciding whether the person depicted is happy, angry or sad may seem like a trivial task for anyone to do. However, differing contexts and other subtle factors make it very costly for a computer to do the same.

Being able to analyze subjective information automatically is an invaluable tool for small businesses. This data can be used to shape business decisions and drive profits.

One way to achieve this goal is through crowdsourcing. In other words, getting a large group of volunteers to participate in a common problem and combining their contirbutions. Actually organizing, funding, and managing a project like this can be daunting and expensive, this is where Amazon's Mechanical Turk comes in.

This talk will explain how Mechanical Turk works and cover various ways in which it can be leveraged by anyone. We will cover use cases that have been successful, the mechanics of posting, processing and testing tasks, and specific tools for accomplishing these goals.
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If I had glass, I'd finally be able to remember people's names (using facial recognition) #ifihadglass +Project Glass
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