Thursday, February 24th 2022 at 7pm CST
Join us for the second annual Data Mishaps Night! We will feature a lineup of data mistake stories with a focus on the human aspect of data work and lessons learned the hard way. Check out our speakers below and a full agenda here.
Please note that this is a live event and it will not be recorded.
Keynote: Hilary Mason
We are thrilled to announce Hilary Mason as our keynote for the evening. In the spirit of experienced technologists sharing their mistakes, Hilary will kick off the event with a few data mishaps of her own and what she’s learned from them.
Hilary Mason is the co-founder and CEO of Hidden Door. Prior to Hidden Door she was General Manager of the Machine Learning business unit at Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR). She previously founded Fast Forward Labs, an applied machine learning research and consulting startup which Cloudera acquired in 2017. Additionally, she was Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, co-founded HackNY, and was Chief Scientist at bitly. Hilary has broken systems and caused errors at small and large scales, enjoys delving through the messiest of messy data, and has an affinity for the unexpected and unexplained.
Rebecca Hadi – Director of Data Science
Title: No Time to Optimize, A Poorly Written Query Story
Twitter handle: @beehadi26
Vonn Johnson – Data Analyst
Title: The Magic of Dirty Data
Twitter handle: @johnsovo
Jacqueline Nolis – Head of Data Science
Title: I Spent a Decade Collecting Useless Data
Twitter handle: @skyetetra
Varun Kumar – Data Scientist
Title: Neural Nets: Bloody Smart Learners
Twitter handle: @varun_invent
Maura Church – Director of Data Science & Data Engineering
Title: The Mishap of The Meaningless Metric
Twitter handle: @outoftheverse
Josh Laurito – Director of Data
Title: Buying the Drama
Twitter handle: @joshlaurito
Janelle Coburn – Manager, Operations Technical Services, Statistician
Title: How to Increase the Latency on Your APIs and Get a Lot of DBA Attention
Twitter handle: @janelle_coburn
Eric Nantz – Statistician
Title: Power-Hungry Correlations at their (HPC) Cores
Twitter handle: @theRcast
Hannah Gunderman – Data, Gaming, and Popular Culture Librarian
Title: A Deadhead Data Management Disaster, How Bad Filenames Ruined the Grateful Dead for Me
Twitter handle: @HannahGunderman
Michael Mahoney – PhD Student
Title: It’s Not What it Looks Like, Learning to Question Assumptions When Debugging ML Models
Twitter handle: @MikeMahoney218
Elizabeth Beebe – Data Scientist
Title: I Accidentally All the Data
Twitter handle: @emfbeebe
Stefania Olafsdottir – CEO & Co-Founder (formerly Head of Data Science, Growth Lead)
Title: Can I get your “phone numer”?
Twitter handle: @StefaniaBje
Data Mishaps Night Co-Organizers, Caitlin Hudon and Laura Ellis were interviewed by Builtin.com about the benefits of sharing your mistakes and learnings with a community. Read the article here.
Randy Au, who spoke at the event in 2021, featured the event in his Counting Stuff newsletter. You can read it here.