Hilary Mason

Hilary Mason
Vice President, Research, Cloudera Fast Forward Labs

Website | @hmason

Hilary Mason is vice president of research at Cloudera Fast Forward Labs and data scientist in residence at Accel Partners. Previously, Hilary was chief scientist at Bitly. She cohosts DataGotham, a conference for New York’s homegrown data community, and cofounded HackNY, a nonprofit that helps engineering students find opportunities in New York’s creative technical economy. She’s on the board of the Anita Borg Institute and an advisor to several companies, including SparkFun Electronics, Wildcard, and Wonder. Hilary served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology Advisory Board and is a member of Brooklyn hacker collective NYC Resistor.

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Hilary Mason (Cloudera Fast Forward Labs)
This presentation will review and discuss common data problems encountered with web-sourced data, such as content cleaning, duplicate detection, clustering, and classification and describe the algorithms that work best as the volume of data increases, along with hacks for getting high-quality results as quickly as possible.