Data Mining Camp – October 2012


Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 9:00am - 6:00pm


eBay Town Hall

eBay Town Hall
2161 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95131

Event Details

Join Our Unconference or camp and use the day to talk about data mining. Registration is required to allow our sponsor to provide refreshements.


Attendees: WIFI is available for your electronics.


An unconference is an event where users suggest topics, get together and discuss them in detail. This camp is focused on Data Mining, Analytics, Cloud Computing, big data analysis and the various applications of these technologies. There is an option to join the SF Bay ACM for $20 per year.

Proposed Sessions

Session Suggestion Form

Schedule for Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Registration count as of 3:30 PM Oct 13, 2012: Camp 577, Class 71

SESSION TOPICS may include one or more focus like:

Algorithms:  Forecasting, clustering, text mining, sentiment, network analysis, collaborative filtering, fraud

Verticals:  Internet advertising, social networks, targeted marketing, financial services, medical, genetics, green tech, space science, mobile devices, startups

Tools/Processes:  Commercial, public domain, libraries, in SQL, in cloud

Help me:   I want/am stuck on…   I need guidance…    How do you…?   (suggest topic of general interest)

Participate in Our Data Mining Blog:  Find birds of a feather, invite participants in a session, suggest or plan session ideas, update during the session, share in the summary of sessions or add a job posting.


Annual Sponsor
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley UCSC Extension

We offer an accredited, convenient, and attractively priced alternative to degree programs, serving the advanced professional education needs of Silicon Valley and beyond. Each year, more than 10,000 adults who live and work in the greater South Bay area study here to earn University of California certified credentials that are widely recognized in a range of industries. We are the region's leading educator of professionals in more than 40 areas of expertise that are in high demand among Silicon Valley employers.

Annual Sponors support all ~25 SF Bay ACM events per year, are thanked at all events and marketing communications. Ask Greg Makowski how you can become an annual sponor of this non-profit, volunteer run, professional society. There are options for specific types of underwriting, such as video and video editing.

Platinum Sponsor


Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. is the worldwide leader in shopping and payments on the web. Every day, we connect hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers — and we continue to find new ways to help people do business around the world.

eBay is looking to hire data miners and others... US eBay Job




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Gold Sponsors


SIGKDD aims to provide the premier forum for advancement and adoption of the "science" of knowledge discovery and data mining


Bayesia USA

Utilize Bayesian Networks for market research and business intelligence right from your desktop!

The new 5.0 release of BayesiaLab is the world’s only comprehensive software package for learning, editing and analyzing Bayesian networks. It's perhaps the easiest way to apply artificial intelligence tools for data mining and knowledge discovery in data sets, such as consumer surveys or CRM data. BayesiaLab leverages all of the powerful properties of Bayesian networks and integrates them into a single desktop application.

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Revolution Analytics

Revolution Analytics 

Revolution Analytics (formerly Revolution Computing) is the leading commercial provider of software & support or the popular open source R statistics language. Revolution R products help make predictive analytics accessible to every type of user & budget.

TRY: Download Revolution R FREE

LEARN: FREE Enterprise Software for Academics

WORK: Production-Grade Analytics with Revolution R Enterprise

Check out the Bay Area useR Group (R Programming)


Salford Systems – Data Mining Solutions

Try Salford Predictive Miner


Zementis – The Secret Behind Active Predictive Analytics

A suite of software solutions for agile deployment, integration, and execution of predictive analytics. Our products provide a secure, fast, and scalable platform to deploy your predictive models and business rules.

Zementis will be giving away 100 PMML books at the camp.

Promotion Partners:


Greg Makowski
Greg Makowski's picture Greg is the overall organizer, sponsor contact, co-marketing contact
Patricia Hoffman, Ph.D.
Patricia Hoffman's picture Patricia is the Data Mining SIG Chair.  She is developing the technical content for the Data Mining Camp.  She consults with start-ups and established companies.  Patricia is currently teaching Machine Learning Classes at the UCSC-Silicon Valley and is available for corporate training sessions or consulting.

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