Data Community DC and District Data Labs are hosting a Web Scraping with Python workshop on Saturday January 30th from 9am - 5pm. Register before January 16th for an early bird discount!
Troubling instances of the mosaic effect — in which different anonymized datasets are combined to reveal unintended details — include the tracking of celebrity cab trips and the identification of Netflix user profiles. Also concerning is the tremendous influence wielded by corporations and their massive data stores, most notoriously embodied by Facebook’s secret psychological experiments.
A DC2 regular with Corey Hart’s 1980’s hair asked the age old question: “do these ROCs look right?”
This question has everything: Convex confusion, ROCs, no error bars, anti-kaggle, assistant professor of marketing Bill Rand, and a meetup industry vs. academia proxilike debate.