The Fifth Elephant 2017

On data engineering and application of ML in diverse domains

Theme and format

The Fifth Elephant 2017 is a four-track conference on:

  1. Data engineering – building pipelines and platforms; exposure to latest open source tools for data mining and real-time analytics.
  2. Application of Machine Learning (ML) in diverse domains such as IOT, payments, e-commerce, education, ecology, government, agriculture, computational biology, social network analysis and emerging markets.
  3. Hands-on tutorials on data mining tools, and ML platforms and techniques.
  4. Off-the-record (OTR) sessions on privacy issues concerning data; building data pipelines; failure stories in ML; interesting problems to solve with data science; and other relevant topics.

The Fifth Elephant is a conference for practitioners, by practitioners.

Talk submissions are now closed.

You must submit the following details along with your proposal, or within 10 days of submission:

  1. Draft slides, mind map or a textual description detailing the structure and content of your talk.
  2. Link to a self-record, two-minute preview video, where you explain what your talk is about, and the key takeaways for participants. This preview video helps conference editors understand the lucidity of your thoughts and how invested you are in presenting insights beyond your use case. Please note that the preview video should be submitted irrespective of whether you have spoken at past editions of The Fifth Elephant.
  3. If you submit a workshop proposal, you must specify the target audience for your workshop; duration; number of participants you can accommodate; pre-requisites for the workshop; link to GitHub repositories and documents showing the full workshop plan.

About the conference

This year is the sixth edition of The Fifth Elephant. The conference is a renowned gathering of data scientists, programmers, analysts, researchers, and technologists working in the areas of data mining, analytics, machine learning and deep learning from different domains.

We invite proposals for the following sessions, with a clear focus on the big picture and insights that participants can apply in their work:

  • Full-length, 40-minute talks.
  • Crisp, 15-minute talks.
  • Sponsored sessions, of 15 minutes and 40 minutes duration (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
  • Hands-on tutorials and workshop sessions of 3-hour and 6-hour duration where participants follow instructors on their laptops.
  • Off-the-record (OTR) sessions of 60-90 minutes duration.

Selection Process

  1. Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel.
  2. Proposers, editors and community members must respond to comments as openly as possible so that the selection processs is transparent.
  3. Proposers are also encouraged to vote and comment on other proposals submitted here.

Selection Process Flowchart

We will notify you if we move your proposal to the next round or reject it. A speaker is NOT confirmed for a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

Selected speakers must participate in one or two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers.

Travel grants

Partial or full grants, covering travel and accomodation are made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes) and workshops. Grants are limited, and are given in the order of preference to students, women, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Asia and Africa.

Commitment to Open Source

We believe in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), you should consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support the conference in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a “sponsored session”.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting proposals: June 10
  • First draft of the coference schedule: June 20
  • Tutorial and workshop announcements: June 20
  • Final conference schedule: July 5
  • Conference dates: 27-28 July

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.


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Rakesh Dubbudu

@rakeshdubbudu

Open data in government: challenges, and the case of Telangana Open Data Initiative

Submitted Jul 12, 2017

This talk will cover:

  1. The challenges involved in opening up government data.
  2. The issue of culture, and why it plays an important role in opening up government data.
  3. Current status of the Telangana Open Data Initiative and future plans.
  4. How the Community can participate in the Telangana Open Data Initiative.

Outline

This talk will cover:

  1. The challenges involved in opening up government data.
  2. The issue of culture, and why it plays an important role in opening up government data.
  3. The role of RTI in opening government data
  4. Current status of the Telangana Open Data Initiative and future plans.
  5. How the Community can participate in the Telangana Open Data Initiative.

Requirements

None

Speaker bio

Rakesh Dubbudu is the founder of ‘FACTLY’ (www.factly.in), an initiative aimed at making government data/information meaningful for the common citizen. Within a short period of time, Factly has come to be as known as one of the best in the public information/data space. Under Rakesh’s leadership, Factly also won the first ever Innovation for Good1 award in 2015 instituted by Centre for Work, Technology and Social Change in collaboration with SASNET at Lund University, one of Europe’s oldest University. Factly is also featured as a use case in the Open Data Impact Map2 of the World Bank Group.

Rakesh Dubbudu is also a well-known transparency campaigner in India and has been working on Right to Information (RTI) related issues for the last decade. He is currently one of the co-convenors of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI). He played an instrumental in some of the well-known research studies on RTI.

Rakesh brings immense experience in dealing with Government Data, Policy and various government related information. He is an engineering graduate from NIT Warangal.

Rakesh & Factly are playing a significant role in ‘Open Data Initiative’ of the Government of Telangana,the newest state in India. He has been helping the Government of Telangana with many other e-governance/good governance initiatives.

He has also a visiting faculty at various administrative training institutes of the state & central governments on the subject of RTI.

Slides

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B230nvxP1TfpZGhKR2JTYTN6Ymc/view?usp=sharing

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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