The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

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:

  1. Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.

  2. Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.

  3. 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.

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The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Gora Mohanty

@gora

Fieldata: Transparency and analytics for non-profits

Submitted Jun 30, 2012

Fieldata ( http://fieldata.org ) is an initiative aimed at promoting data-driven decision-making in the non-profit sector in India; including NGOs, governmental organisations, and academic institutions.

We provide: (a) Real-time data-collection through a variety of mobile-based and web-based channels, (b) distributed, online storage of a variety of data, with transaction-based and secure technologies for the exchange of information, and (c) Analysis and visualisation for multi-variate data, graphs, GIS, plus semantic search and recommendation.

Outline #

We will describe the goals of Fieldata in detail, covering our mission, the current scope of the product, and details of ongoing projects. A brief description of the open-source technologies that we base our work on will also be included.

We hope to attract the interest of attendees from non-profit organisations, as well as the attention of technically-savvy people looking to make a real difference in the world.

Requirements #

None, besides a minimal familiarity with data-collection, and analysis techniques

Speaker bio #

Gora Mohanty has a doctorate in astrophysics but nowadays finds software and information technologies more to his taste. His expertise lies in the area of application architecture, Information retrieval, analysis, and visualization, application development on hand-held
devices, processing of large data sets using multi-variate analysis. Optimization techniques including Bayesian methods, neural networks, and genetic algorithms.

Additional interests are in geographical information systems (GIS) and associated location technology, Indian language computing, particularly in the areas of spell-checking, language-neutral interfaces, and optical character recognition (OCR).

He is part of the FOSS community in India and elsewhere, participating locally in activities of the Indian Linux Users Group, Delhi, where he has been an office-bearer since 2006.

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The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more