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Introduce Yourself!

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Introduce Yourself!

As we're working to connect our user base and build a vibrant community space for everyone, we thought it would be helpful to have a space for members to introduce themselves and get to know others in the Community. 

A few thoughts starters: 

  • Username/Name
  • Location
  • Organization
  • Role 
  • Responsibilities
  • Experience in Data Science 

We look forward to connecting with everyone and learning more about our amazing group of Dataiku DSS users! 

 

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Level 1

Hi all,

I’m Mani, a Freelance Software, Data and ML engineer, Java developer by heart by a polyglot by trade and skills.

I’m a fan of many things, and Dataiku is one of them hence decided to join this forum. As you have guessed Data, Data Science, NLP and Machine Learning are my favourite topics, taking into mind Performance and other things which you can find in my detailed outline about myself here. Not just runtime HW/SW performance but also model performance and explainability.

I use many tools for the end-to-end process and Dataiku is among them in the pipeline.

I take great interest in GraalVM and Truffle (see my work on https://github.com/neomatrix369/awesome-graal), alongside also a strong enthusiast of AI/ML/DL (see https://github.com/neomatrix369/awesome-ai-ml-dl) - I learn and share my knowledge through these repositories and via LinkedIn and Twitter as well.

Happy to answer questions about anything in my area of expertise and most importantly I’m here to also learn and discuss other topics that this forum focusses on.

Thank you and please reach out if you like to chat some more.

Regards,
Mani

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Level 1

Hello Everyone,

My name is Abhilash and I am based out of NY-NJ area. I work as an Engagement Manager at USEReady Inc., and primarily focus on data projects in the financial services industry. I would define myself as someone who understands the financial services space, but my experience in data science techniques is at a beginner level.

I looking forward to connecting and learning from you all.

Best regards,

Abhilash

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Level 1

Hi everyone,

My name is David, I'm running a start-up on diverse IT projects include AI and machine learning, in Sydney, Australia.

I try to introduce a new methodology of AI and machine learning, I call it Advanced Machine Learning; I hope it can solve the AI crisis (like killer bots mentioned in DataIku proportional video), and help human development greatly.

Currently I look for partners to build some useful working machine learning applications.

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Welcome @David_Yu_20! Thanks for being a part of the Community.

Can you tell me a bit more about your new methodology?

Good luck on your hunt for partners! 

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Hi Michael,

The methodology I use is to put a programmable middle layer in neural networks like Markov Chain or Boltzmann Machine; making human-computer interactions more scalable and machine learning could become machine educating (human can extract valuable information from big data). For instance, if you want to build light speed spaceship, you can let AI teach you how to build it..

At this stage, we only co-work with our trusted partners, and there are many technical details involved if we start to cooperate. I'm always willing to discuss.

Cheers,

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Level 2

Hi everyone,

My name is Ben, I live and work in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside in the UK. I am currently Data Science Manager for the online clothing and sports wear retailer MandM Direct.

Here at MandM we do a lot of work around understanding our customers, and actioning data to improve our marketing communications and advertising spend. I have skilled up in the data science in the past couple of years, as the business has accumulated more data and has needed to look for smarter, faster ways to extract value from it.

We've come a long way over the last couple of years and DataIKU is the next exciting step in us embedding data science and machine learning into business action and decision making every single day.

Look forward to learning with you all,
Ben

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Hi @ben_p 

Ohh Herefordshire that's on my list for places to move once I leave London - I'll take your beautiful comment under advisement!

Welcome to the Community - I hope it helps you continue your upskilling!

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  • GP
  • Zurich
  • Zurich Insurance Company
  • Head of Data Science & Advanced Analytics
  • Advancing Data Science within Zurich
  • Originally a geophysicist, 25+ years in commercial advanced analytics solution development   

Looking forward to sharing info / experiences with the wider Dataiku community. 

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Welcome to the Community GP!
Really glad to have you with us - and looking forward to hearing your experiences!
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Level 1

Hi All,

Myself Santosh B. I am from Pune, India. I work for _VOIS (Vodafone shared services) as Senior IT Operations Manager. We are working with Egypt team for implementing ML model for failure prediction using Dataiku on GCP. 

Santosh B

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Hi @always-santosh,  welcome to the Community!

Feel free to ask any questions you might have about DSS in the Discussions, start discussing any data topics of interest in General Discussion, and give your feedback on the Feedback board.

Have a great day!

Lisa, Community Programs Manager at Dataiku

Don't forget to mark as "Accepted Solution" when someone provides the correct answer to your question 😉
Level 1

Hi all!

My name is Tim Dickinson. I'm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada. I'm actually looking for a new role and organization right now, but am really interested in what Dataiku is doing so thought I'd join the community. I have not had a lot of data analytics work experience so far: mostly some old-school BI tools plus some self-taught R (from Coursera) for fun.

Full disclosure: I worked with @KerriW a little bit in our previous lives. 😊

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Hey @Timinator  - thanks for joining and great to hear from you again! As a seasoned CSM and Community professional, would love any feedback you might have on the new Community experience, feel free to add any thoughts to the Community Feedback thread here 🙂

Welcome again and hope you enjoy!

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Level 2

My name is Aaron Crouch, I am Data Analytics Manager for Atlantic Plant Maintenance, a wholly owned affiliate of GE Power. We are located in Pasadena, Texas (South East of Houston).

We purchased DataIku to flag jobs where we believe a safety or quality defect will occur. We currently have 85% accuracy in picking which jobs will have an incident before the job starts. 

As of last week, we developed an intervention plan for job sites deemed high risk, and are working on how to measure effectiveness of our plan.

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Thanks for sharing your intro @AaronCrouch ! Welcome to the new Dataiku Community. Great to hear about your application of Dataiku DSS and look forward to hearing more. 

Let us know if you have any community questions or feedback you'd like to share - we're eager to hear from our members 🙂

Cheers,

-Kerri

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Level 4

Hi,  My name is Tom Brown, I work with cultural Non-Profit organizations like museums and theaters.  I help these organizations better understand their patrons through data analytics and data science.  In my professional life, I'm working with Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, and others.  Currently, I'm working on Web and analytic projects.  In the data science area I working on forecasting Museum Attendance through predictive modeling.  I also facilitate a group called "analytic Coffee" we are a group of data analysts and data scientists working within the cultural non-profits.

In my free time, I'm a digital image-maker.  I'm currently using Style Transfer and morphing techniques based on Neural Networks. 

Below is a recent image I created for my holiday greeting it is a style transfer between a candle and the work of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Happy Holidays.jpeg 

 

--Tom
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Hi Tom, welcome to the community! Great to have you with us.

You have made me curious now - what's the most important factor in museum attendance? 

Also great flower! I'm feeling highly inadequate in my card giving now.

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We have discovered a number of features that are significant to museums, they include:

  • Weather
    • Precipitation
    • Humidity
    • Temperature
      • Cold
      • Hot
  • Holiday and School Calendars
  • Time of year to some extent

We have discovered some others but those are important features when it comes to predicting "walk-up" attendance.  We tested on the order of 300 features.  Some common sense, some synthetic.

We are working on operationalizing this model over three time periods.

10 day

30 day

18 month

It is interesting to me that you see a flower in the results.  I see a candle.  However, I know that I made the image from a candle and several hundred images by O'Keeffe

Here is another.

Style Seagull O'Keeffe 12_11 +100-1024px-144-5.jpeg

This is based on a seagull.  That is showing it's dinosaur background. Through the style transfer from O'Keeffe again.

Have a great day.

--Tom
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Thanks for sharing!

Ha as soon as you say that I see the candle much more clearly.

Oh yeah I can really see the Pterodactyl coming through!

 

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My name is Kevin DeHoff. 

I live and work in the Orlando, FL area (and I'm not entirely sure if I'm allowed to share the company name, so I won't). 

I have a Ph.D. in Statistics and hold a role as a Data Scientist. 

My duties include building predictive models and improving automation methods.

I have been using Dataiku extensively between evaluation, community, and full versions for approximately 3 years.