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Mining Social Web APIs with IPython Notebook

Matthew Russell (Digital Reasoning)
Data Science Rhinelander South
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
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TUTORIAL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTENDEES

The presenter has requested that you prepare your development environment
prior to attending the workshop because bandwidth probably will not be
sufficient to support setup on site. This quick start guide provides a
short set of instructions on how to install the virtual machine that you’ll
be using throughout the workshop:
http://miningthesocialweb.com/quick-start/

Please leave a note in the comments field below or contact
the presenter directly through any of the following channels if you
encounter problems or need support in configuring your environment prior to
the workshop:

Tutorial Description

Social web properties such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ have vast amounts of valuable insights lurking just beneath the surface, and this workshop minimizes the barriers to exploring and mining this valuable data by presenting turn-key examples from Mining the Social Web (2nd Edition) with IPython Notebook.

Each module consists of a brief period in which each attendee will customize the corresponding notebook for the module with their own account credentials with the remainder of the module devoted to learning what data is available from the API and exercises demonstrating analysis of the data — all from a pre-populated IPython Notebook. Even attendees with minimal programming experience should be able to walk away from this workshop with a working knowledge of the material and be equipped with sample code that can be easily repurposed given the design of this tutorial.

Time will be set aside at the end of each module’s follow-along presentation for attendees to hack on the code, discuss examples, and ask any lingering questions.

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Matthew Russell

Digital Reasoning

Matthew Russell (@ptwobrussell) is Chief Technology Officer at Digital Reasoning where he is responsible for the company‚Äôs technology vision, strategy and direction. He is also the author of several books on technology including Mining the Social Web (O’Reilly, 2013), now in its second edition. He is passionate about open source software development, data mining, and creating Web technologies to amplify human intelligence. Matthew studied computer science and jumped out of airplanes at the United States Air Force Academy. When not solving hard problems, he enjoys practicing Bikram Hot Yoga, CrossFitting and participating in triathlons.

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Matthew Russell
11/07/2013 1:00pm EST

Hi folks – this is the last update that you’ll probably receive from me via this particular message board.

I just wanted to follow up on my promise to deliver a public AMI of the VM that you were using in the workshop since I’m running a little behind on that. It’s nearing the top of my queue, and I hope to have it available early next week. A blog post with instructions on how to use it will be posted to http://MiningTheSocialWeb.com and distributed through the various social media channels that you are probably already plugged into, so stay tuned.

If you didn’t make it to Ignite later that day, you might enjoy this talk that I gave about writing tech books in the meanwhile – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z73vG37yAo – Enjoy!

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Matthew Russell
10/31/2013 11:31am EDT

Slides for the workshop are posted here, along with a short thank-you note for the awesome amount of hard work that everyone put into it – http://wp.me/p3QiJd-3k

Marek Kolodziej
10/30/2013 8:35pm EDT

Would it be possible to post the slides here, like the other speakers have?

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Matthew Russell
10/24/2013 2:09pm EDT

Hi folks

This is just a final reminder to please prepare your development environment prior to attending the workshop because bandwidth probably will not be sufficient to support setup on site (and even if it did, it still may take ~30 minutes.)

This quick start guide provides a short set of instructions on how to install the virtual machine that you’ll be using throughout the workshop:

http://miningthesocialweb.com/quick-start/

You can also reach me through any of the following channels prior to Monday morning if you encounter any problems.

  • GitHub: https://github.com/ptwobrussell/Mining-the-Social-Web-2nd-Edition/issues/
  • Twitter: @SocialWebMining
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiningTheSocialWeb
  • Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105262524771409640828/105262524771409640828

Thanks for taking a moment to maximize our time together on Monday. I’m really looking forward to it!

- MAR (@ptwobrussell)

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Matthew Russell
10/07/2013 8:13pm EDT

If you’re planning to attend the session, I just wanted to make sure you were aware that I have a few screencasts available to help you get situated prior to arriving at the conference venue. Feel free to reach out on Twitter (@ptwobrussell or @SocialWebMining) if you experience any issues or have any questions. Thanks!

You can find the screencasts on this Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/MiningTheSocialWeb

You might also enjoy checking out some of the additional content that I’ve been working on at http://MiningTheSocialWeb.com

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Matthew Russell
07/29/2013 2:56pm EDT

Hi everyone – I’d highly recommend watch this short screencast that shows you how to get the Mining the Social Web virtual machine up and running, which is the target platform we’ll be using for the workshop

Enjoy, and feel free to leave comments here or reach out on Facebook or Twitter if you need help or have questions.

-MAR

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