Hey everyone, I&#39;ll be 15-30 minutes late to the ML meetup<br>tonight. See you then (by 7:00pm)!<br><br>  mike<br><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM, Mike Schachter <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:mschachter@eigenminds.com">mschachter@eigenminds.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">Hello everyone!<br><br>I&#39;m keen on restarting the machine learning<br>meetups this year. Here&#39;s our wiki page for<br>
the uninitiated:<br><br><a href="https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Machine_Learning" target="_blank">https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Machine_Learning</a><br>
<br>My focus on data this year will be sound<br>and government&amp;census data, and applications<br>relevant to Noisebridge itself.<br><br>Sound because I work with brain cells in the auditory<br>system, and government data because there&#39;s<br>

a potential treasure trove of very relevant machine<br>
learning applications for data accessible online,<br>with potential to for helping our crumbling democracy<br>and such.<br><br>So this Thursday, 6:30pm, in either the Church<br>or Turing room, come over and help me brainstorm<br>

some ideas for datasets to work with. Next week<br>I&#39;m going to teach a workshop on Random Forests<br>
in R.<br><br>Some sites with datasets I&#39;m looking through:<br><br><a href="http://fec.gov/" target="_blank">http://fec.gov/</a><br><a href="http://www.opensecrets.org/" target="_blank">http://www.opensecrets.org/</a><br>

<a href="http://opengovernment.org/" target="_blank">opengovernment.org</a><br>
<a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/" target="_blank">http://thomas.loc.gov</a><br><a href="http://openstates.org/" target="_blank">http://openstates.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.votesmart.org/" target="_blank">http://www.votesmart.org/</a><br>

<a href="http://www.opencongress.org/" target="_blank">http://www.opencongress.org/</a><br>
<a href="http://www.govtrack.us/" target="_blank">http://www.govtrack.us/</a><br><a href="http://www.census.gov" target="_blank">http://www.census.gov</a><br><br>
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