Mahout conference sessions

11:30am–12:10pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
Equipped with little more than a burning desire to succeed and a river of open source software, learn how you can build a test bed for developing and testing machine learning algorithms on a scale-out infrastructure on a shoestring budget.
4:10pm–5:40pm Wednesday, 07/27/2011
This hands-on tutorial aims at learning the basics of the important machine learning algorithms in Mahout. It aims to help you get it up and running on a Hadoop cluster. Mahout is open source implementation of a collection of algorithms designed from ground up to sift through terabytes of data and help bring out important patterns which are otherwise not in the reach of standard tools.
1:40pm–3:10pm Wednesday, 07/27/2011
Algorithms are getting raunchier, tools more potent and competitions more intimate! Let us mix analytics tools (like R & Mahout) and a dash of algorithmics to work on BigData Analytics competitions and see if the answer is always 42. In the process we will explore and apply a few good algorithms, to the Heritage Health competition …