By CrowdFlower Admin, September 16, 2016

CrowdFlower Events in September

September will be a busy month for us at CrowdFlower. We’ll be attending conferences and events in New York, Atlanta, and at home in San Francisco, and we hope to meet you on the way.

Come see CrowdFlower at conferences/events in September!

Here are a few places you can come say hello and hear about the advancements we are making in AI:


Kaizen Data Conference – September 16-17, San Francisco, CA

From conference website:

Kaizen Data is an applied data science conference focused on data analytics, processing, management, visualization and machine learning.

At Kaizen, you’ll learn practical data science and build relationships with the best in the industry.

CrowdFlower will be a sponsor of the event and will also be engaged in couple of speaking engagements.

On Saturday, September 17th, our CEO Robin Bordoli will be giving the keynote address at 5:30pm PT on The 7 Myths of AI. Here’s a brief description of what he will discuss:

AI is now a mainstream media topic reaching a broader business audience.  How do we speak to this business audience?  How do dispel the myths being perpetuated by the mainstream media?  How do we give business executives a framework to understand AI and apply it to their business?  If we as an industry want to have the wide scale impact to which we all aspire, then it’s imperative we find a way to connect and engage with business executives.  Robin will share his approach for doing this.

Our Senior Data Scientist, Nick Gaylord, will also be participating in two panel discussions on Saturday as well:

September 17, 2016 at 2:30pm PT

Panel: Will blackbox machine learning platforms supplant data scientists? (i.e. will they be automated?)

Pete Skomoroch (Stealth Startup), Hilary Parker (Stitch Fix), Nick Gaylord (CrowdFlower), Stuart Bailey (Open Data)

September 17, 2016 at 4:30pm PT

Panel: Generalist vs Specialist: How much of “everything” should you know?

Nicholas Chamandy (Lyft), Todd Holloway (Netflix), Nick Gaylord (CrowdFlower), Katie Kent (Galvanize) as Moderator

We hope to see you there! For friends and family, please click here to get a 50% discount.


O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference – September 26-27, New York, NY

From conference website:

2016 is shaping up to be the year that AI finally moves from being the province of university labs to being a critical part of the software developer’s toolkit and a focus for mainstream companies. There is a growing—and urgent—need for information on applied AI, as opposed to the kind of research presented at academic conferences.

That’s why we created the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference.

The O’Reilly AI Conference is where cutting-edge science meets new business implementation. It’s a deep dive into emerging AI techniques and technologies with a focus on how to use it in real-world implementations. You’ll dissect case studies, delve into the latest research, learn how to implement AI in your projects, share emerging best practices in intelligence engineering and applications, uncover AI’s limitations and untapped opportunities and anticipate how AI will change the business landscape.

CrowdFlower is proud to be a sponsor at O’Reilly AI. Come visit us at booth K13 to hear the latest, watch a demo, schedule a one on one consultation, or receive new CrowdFlower swag.

You can purchase tickets here, and use the discount code CrowdFlower20 for 20% off.

Come discuss human-in-the-loops with CrowdFlower at conferences/events in September!


Microsoft Data Science Summit – September 26-27, Atlanta, GA

From conference website:

The Microsoft Data Science Summit is a two-day intensive event focused on disruptive technologies and innovative solutions in data science, machine learning, and big data engineering.

The summit features three specialized tracks—Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and Solutions—with in-depth trainings including:

  • The latest big data, machine learning, and open-source technologies
  • Hands-on labs with Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft R Server, and SQL Server 2016
  • Keynotes and talks from industry visionaries and top Microsoft experts
  • Real code, real products, and real-world examples
  • Opportunities to connect directly with top Microsoft engineers

Members from the CrowdFlower executive team, such as our CEO, Robin Bordoli, and our Chief Data Scientist, Lukas Biewald, will be on the floor during the event. Lukas will also be speaking at the keynote.

Our VP of Product, Jack Shay and Senior Data Scientist, Nick Gaylord, will also be co-hosting a breakout session with Microsoft’s Gokhan Uluderya on Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning:


Making It Real: Integrating Human Workflows in Your Analytics Solutions

By making human intelligence an integral part of an analytics solution, you can close the feedback loop and create differentiating capabilities. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to do this with a real-life text analytics solution that combines technologies in machine learning, data processing, and labeling and integrates human workflows into the application so that it can learn and improve on an ongoing basis.

Be sure to check it out!


Strata + Hadoop World – September 27-29, New York, NY

From conference website:

Strata + Hadoop World is the largest conference of its kind in the world, a deep-immersion event where data scientists, innovators, and executives get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies. Our speakers have a laser-sharp focus on the data issues that are shaping business, finance, media, fashion, retail, and government. Topics we’ll explore include:

  • Data-driven business
  • Data innovations
  • Data science & advanced analytics
  • Enterprise adoption
  • Hadoop use cases
  • Hadoop internals & development
  • IoT & real-time
  • Law, ethics & governance
  • Security
  • Spark & beyond
  • Visualization & user experience

The data industry is growing fast, and Strata + Hadoop World has grown right along with it. We’ve added new sessions and topics to reflect the challenges and changes sweeping through the big data community.

We’ll be scheduling consultations with folks at the event, so if you’re interested in hearing the latest or getting some new CrowdFlower swag, look out for a meeting invite.


AI Summit – September 28-29, San Francisco, CA

From conference website:

The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest conference & exhibition to look at the practical implications of AI for enterprise organizations, the actual solutions that are transforming business productivity.   

Our CEO Robin Bordoli will be on a panel on Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 12:05 PT, titled “What is AI doing for business today and what is it expected to deliver?”

The other folks on the panel will be: Matt Wood, GM, Product Strategy, Amazon Web Services Sam MacDonnell, CTO, HotelTonight Andy Simpson, AI Research Fellow, University of Surrey Bill Yue Chen, Global Chief Security Architect, VISA

Also we will have a table at the conference, and we’d love you to stop by to get a demo and get some swag. Visit us at Table #5 (next to Humley and Leverton).