Data Week | Algorithms Behind Your Favorite Streaming Services | May 20
About This Event
This session is part of GA's Data Week, a weeklong festival of free workshops, speaker sessions and panel discussions around leveraging data to drive business decisions, productivity and career growth. Check out the full schedule here!
In the Digital Age of countless data and online streaming, entertainment is now delivered in a more unique way than it ever was before. Platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and so much more, are creating new enhanced on-the-go calculations that are changing the way we intake or discover streaming content.
Faster suggestions "for you" to watch... a search conducted on google pops up on your Twitter or Instagram feed?!
As we seamlessly indulge in content across multiple devices, we are increasingly consuming whatever algorithms or Twitter trends tell us to watch. How is this data being collected and what are the systems in place that can predict our next binge watch? Join us for a deep dive into data analytics, where we discover how our interests are being collected to formulate new ideas.
- A basic understanding of machine learning
- How predictive analysis continues to expand
- Analytics platforms used by developers
About the Instructor
Richard is the Co-Founder and CEO of GrpFit, which is a digital health and fitness company aimed at improving the health of the Black community. GrpFit provides on-demand workouts, workout plans, health and fitness-related articles, and community/social engagement. Richard is also a Sr. Product Manager for SiriusXM/Pandora sits on the board of the Startup Runway Foundation and is currently based in Atlanta, GA.
Eric has his sights set on building the future. He is all about making intuitive and interesting apps around creative, ambitious, and data-driven ideas. He is currently a Software Engineer at Apple.
Dr. Anna Casey is a Data Scientist with Cape Fear Collective, a non-profit organization based out of Wilmington, North Carolina working toward systemic change by leveraging local assets, illuminating actionable insights, and catalyzing innovative programming. She is currently working on building a community-facing dashboard of insights tracking Southeastern North Carolina’s progress on the state’s Healthy NC 2030 initiative. Before joining CFC, Dr. Casey received her Ph.D. in Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience from American University, and completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship at Duke University. She is a published academic and researcher, a passionate advocate for evidence-based policy and programming, and a half-elf Artificer in her monthly DnD game.
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