What are your users doing on your website or in your store? How do you turn the piles of data your organization generates into actionable information? Where do you get complementary data to make yours more comprehensive? What tech, and what techniques?
The Fifth Elephant is a two day conference on big data.
Early Geek tickets are available from fifthelephant.doattend.com.
The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.
Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Editorial Panel is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.
It’s useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:
Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.
Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.
Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.
Speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event. Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.
Become a Data Wrangler! Learning how to work with data.
Discover more about the School of Data. Try out some learning challenges to hone your skills, or turn your hand to writing and share your knowledge with Data Wranglers across the world!
The School of Data is a project to teach data ‘wrangling’ skills - the ability to find, retrieve, clean, manipulate, analyse and represent different types of data.
A whole host of skills are required to work with data. At present, there is a real global shortage of ‘Data Wranglers’ who have the necessary skills. The School of Data will adopt the innovative peer-to-peer learning model established by P2PU to provide learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve their data skills.
During this session, participants will have the opportunity to find out more about the School of Data, and to get their hands dirty trying out some taster challenges and even writing some fun tasks themselves!
A laptop / notepad or similar would be ideal, but if that’s not possible, do come along just as you are! It should be possible to ‘buddy up’ to allow everyone to take part.
Laura Newman is the Project Lead for the School of Data project. She has a diverse background working on projects for the Open Knowledge Foundation, and at various national and international charities.