[ml] ML meetup: sociological datasets (Thursday 1/19 @ 6:30pm)

Mike Schachter mschachter at eigenminds.com
Thu Jan 19 15:20:08 PST 2012


Hey everyone, I'll be 15-30 minutes late to the ML meetup
tonight. See you then (by 7:00pm)!

  mike


On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Mike Schachter
<mschachter at eigenminds.com>wrote:

> Hello everyone!
>
> I'm keen on restarting the machine learning
> meetups this year. Here's our wiki page for
> the uninitiated:
>
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Machine_Learning
>
> My focus on data this year will be sound
> and government&census data, and applications
> relevant to Noisebridge itself.
>
> Sound because I work with brain cells in the auditory
> system, and government data because there's
> a potential treasure trove of very relevant machine
> learning applications for data accessible online,
> with potential to for helping our crumbling democracy
> and such.
>
> So this Thursday, 6:30pm, in either the Church
> or Turing room, come over and help me brainstorm
> some ideas for datasets to work with. Next week
> I'm going to teach a workshop on Random Forests
> in R.
>
> Some sites with datasets I'm looking through:
>
> http://fec.gov/
> http://www.opensecrets.org/
> opengovernment.org
> http://thomas.loc.gov
> http://openstates.org/
> http://www.votesmart.org/
> http://www.opencongress.org/
> http://www.govtrack.us/
> http://www.census.gov
>
>
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