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

Nikhil Pahwa

@nixxin

RTI & Data: Opportunities, Issues & Challenges

Submitted Jul 1, 2012

You’ll understand what kind of data you can get from the government and how you can use this data, challenges faced when asking for information, with the data you receive.

Outline

To explain:
- What kind of data can you get from the government via RTI
- What this data can be used for
- How to get government data using RTI
- Issues faced when asking government organizations for RTI. Examples and case studies
- Issues with Data received via RTI
- To discuss ideas for making government data public

Requirements

Projector and a laptop

Speaker bio

Nikhil Pahwa is the founder, Editor & Publisher of MediaNama, a news and analysis website chronicling the development of the digital business in India.

We’ve been using the RTI since March 2011 to get information on government policy and for extracting data which should be in the public domain. We’ve filed for data, been rejected, got incorrect data, filed appeals and published charts and data analysis.

We also launched a site called MediaNamaCharts.com, with interactive charts using Tableau, which we couldn’t sustain.

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Hosted by

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