ACM Data Science Camp, San Jose, Oct 25

ACM Data Mining Camps, held since 2009, are renamed this year to Data Science Camp to be more inclusive of Big Data & Data Science. Propose or organize sessions and attend this great meeting.

ACM ACM Data Science Camp Silicon Valley 2014

An unconference or camp is an event that involves the audience members taking 1 minute turns proposing unconference sessions. The audience is polled for their interest in attending the given session, and assigned to a time slot and room size accordingly. A "session matrix" of 4 time slot rows by about 8 room columns, with each cell listing the session title and moderator/speaker. The terms camp and unconference are used interchangeably. A camp is a bottom up, user participation driven event.

Historically, we held DataMiningCamps since 2009. This year, we are renaming it to "DataScienceCamp" to be more inclusive of Big Data as well as Data Science. The event is organized by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery). ACM is the professional society of Computer Science. SFbayACM has been continuously running events since 1957.

Proposed Sessions: to view, vote or submit your own, CLICK HERE

Sessions can be proposed in advanced on our event web site, and registered attendees can discuss and vote on sessions - to share your preliminary interest. In the session descriptions, the organizers invite the use of SESSION TAGS, such as:
  • Beginner, practitioner, expert (expert level sessions should not slow down for many beginner questions)
  • Presentation, discussion, panel, user_group (format of the session)
  • Supervised, unsupervised, optimization, application, big_data (one or more tags of different levels of generality, as relevant)
  • Regression, svm, neural_network, deep_learning, cluster_analysis, text_mining, recommender_systems
  • Python, R, Matlab, Mahout (language, tool or system name)
  • Hadoop, spark, storm, mongodb, hive, pig, aws, apache_contribution


The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ACM was founded in 1957 and combined with the San Francisco Peninsula Chapter in 1970.