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Jan 13, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

Photos from Lisa'11

Here are a few shots from the conference. As expected, the conference was a lot of fun. Img 1081 Img 1083 Img 1085 Img 1089 Img 1093 Img 1094 Img 1096 Img 1099

Jan 13, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

January Meeting

Title: January Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: First meeting of the new year. LISA’11 would be a topic, along with any ideas for a proper meeting location. We’ve been stuck on that for a while and I don’t see any resolution in the near future. Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2012-01-19 End Time: 21:30

Dec 11, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

December Meeting: Annual Social

Title: December Meeting: Annual Social Location: Wild Wing in Kanata Link out: Click here Description: This is our annual social. This year we will be at Wild Wing in Kanata, Eagleson @ Stonehaven in the mall with the Harvey’s and Starbucks. 19:00 as per usual. The reservation is under my name. If you could respond and let me know you are coming and if you are bringing an additional person, I can adjust the numbers.

Nov 16, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

November Meeting

Title: November Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: We just have a couple of topics for November: Effective documentation systems LISA XXV - Boston December social Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-11-17 End Time: 21:30

Nov 9, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

O'Reilly: Data Science Starter Kit

O’Reilly just just put up an offer for a pretty complete getting started in data analysis library. It doesn’t say when the offer ends, but if you are looking for some books on data manipulation, this might have everything you are looking for. (Link) Data Science Starter Kit The Tools You Need to Get Started with Data This kit includes everything you need from analysis, visualization, to management. “The success of companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix, not to mention Wall Street firms and industries from manufacturing and retail to healthcare, is increasingly driven by better tools for extracting meaning from very large quantities of data.

Oct 30, 2011 - 4 minute read - Comments

Post October Followup

I’ve been a little slow posting, not sure it’s laziness or just wasn’t feeling up to it. The main topic starting out was the certification item Jim had mentioned. There was a discussion about a year ago on the SAGE mailing list about such a thing and both Kelwin and I had both posted responses. I won’t post Kelwin’s response, but I will duplicate mine below: Not wanting to sound like I’m in the extreme end of either for vs.

Oct 13, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

October Meeting is Oct 20, not Oct 13!

Thanks to Jim, I’ve corrected the calendar entry. The meeting is next week, not tonight (Oct 13). If you are looking for a meeting to atend tonight, the ocbug (ocbug.ca) meeting is tonight.

Oct 4, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

October Meeting

Title: October Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: We have a couple of topics for October: Documentation systems basically what systems do you use, what could we do better? Do you use a Wiki? a CMS? a spreadsheet? Google docs? etc. self-contained or db based? What works and what does not? Certifications - do they have any value?