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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Adam Marcus

Adam Marcus
Cofounder and CTO, B12

Website | @marcua

Adam Marcus is a cofounder and CTO of B12, a company building a better future of creative and analytical work, starting with design. With Orchestra, its open source project management system for experts and machines, B12 automatically generates websites for clients (algorithmic design) and then recruits wonderful designers and art directors to fill in the details from the algorithmically generated starting points. (This summer, B12 announced the close of a $12.4M Series A funding round.) Previously, Adam was director of data at Locu, a startup that was acquired by GoDaddy. He has written widely on crowdsourcing and data management and processing, including coauthoring a book, Crowdsourced Data Management: Industry and Academic Perspectives. He is a recipient of the NSF and NDSEG fellowships and has worked at ITA, Google, IBM, and FactSet. Adam holds a PhD in computer science from MIT, where he researched database systems and human computation. In his free time, he builds course content to get people excited about data and programming.


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Hardcore Data Science
Location: 1 E10 / 1 E11
Ben Lorica (O'Reilly Media), Reza Zadeh (Matroid | Stanford), David Blei (Columbia University), Anima Anandkumar (UC Irvine), Hussein Mehanna (Facebook), Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft Research), Ben Recht (University of California, Berkeley), Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell and HealthRhythms), Jenn Wortman Vaughan (Microsoft Research), Adam Marcus (B12), Stefanie Jegelka (M.I.T.), Mikhail Bilenko (Microsoft), Reynold Xin (Databricks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
All-Day: Strata's regular data science track has great talks with real-world experience from leading edge speakers. But we didn't just stop there—we added the Hardcore Data Science day to give you a chance to go even deeper. The Hardcore day will add new techniques and technologies to your data science toolbox, shared by leading data science practitioners from startups, industry, consulting... Read more.
2:30pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Hardcore Data Science
Location: 1 E10/1 E11 Level: Intermediate
Adam Marcus (B12)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
We'll explore active learning, in which we identify small questions we can ask the crowd (e.g., workers on CrowdFlower or Amazon's Mechanical Turk) in order to improve the accuracy of machine-powered classifiers. Classifiers are just the beginning of the story: human-in-the-loop computing enables us to move up the knowledge work stack to interesting problems like design and analysis. Read more.