Data & Analytics Wednesday is an informal, monthly gathering of people in the data and analytics, marketing and optimisation community that happens in cities all around the world. Formerly known as Web Analytics Wednesday Sydney, we've changed to Data & Analytics Wednesday Sydney to reflect our growth since we began in 2013 - and to better represent the diversity of the topics we explore at our meetup.
We meet every second Wednesday of the month to hear talks on what's happening in the data and analytics space, with plenty of time for open discussion and networking. Plus there's free drinks!
Forecasting Australia's 2019 Election
Martin Burgess, Consultant, Nous Group
I’ve used the PyMC3 package to create a model of the 2019 Australian federal election. This forecast is published live at Buckley’s & None. My talk will use this model as a case study to introduce the PyMC3 package and probabilistic forecasting. Probabilistic forecasting assigns a probability to each of the different outcomes. This contrasts with other methods that only predict the most-likely outcome. Because of this, probabilistic forecasting can provide a clear idea of the uncertainty associated with a forecast’s predictions.
This talk is aimed at anyone interested in estimating uncertainty, probabilistic forecasting, using Bayesian statistics, or using data to predict political outcomes. If you’ve heard of these terms but aren’t sure what they mean, this will be an entry-level talk to get you started.
We Know When You Are Sleeping: The Rise of Energy Smart Meters
Rachel Bunder, Data Scientist, Solar Analytics
Australia is rolling out smart energy meters to all homes. Instead of an analogue meter that needs to be physically checked each billing cycle, a smart meter monitors your energy in 15 minute intervals and sends this data to your energy network providers. Additionally, many people have smart home setups which often monitors your home energy usage in even more detail. Even many solar systems monitors your energy consumption.
But how much can you actually tell from this data? What could this be data used for? Who even has this data? In this talk I will show what energy data is actually being collected about you, who has access to it and what can be inferred from it. I will also discuss the wider implications of having a “smart” home and “smart” energy grid.
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