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From Doug Meil <doug.m...@explorysmedical.com>
Subject Re: [austin-cug] Organization Meeting - Austin ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:52:16 GMT

Hi there-

I'm happy for your new group, but can you guys take the hbase user
dist-list off this conversation, please?





On 11/28/11 2:27 PM, "Craig Dupree" <craig.m.dupree@gmail.com> wrote:

>David,
>
>Please slow down, and let the rest of us have a chance to catch up
>with you.     You've gone from a simple idea - a group of us getting
>together to work on Big Data programming projects - to something that
>will require bylaws, and probably a trip or two to a lawyer.  Or maybe
>lawyers if one can only advise us to what to do to organize the club,
>but cannot address any tax liability questions.   It's not that I
>think any of us would be nefarious, but I have been a member of a club
>that was informally run like this.  When the organizer died, a lawyer
>relative advised his wife to claim the group as a part of the estate,
>and to charge us for continued use of the group's name, membership
>lists, website, etc.  Even without that concern, there are some
>immediate concerns.  What are the responsibilities of the offices
>below?  How will the be elected?  How long will they serve?
>
>Craig
>
>On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:16 PM, David Boney
><list@semanticartifacts.com> wrote:
>> An organization meeting for forming an Austin chapter of the ACM Special
>> Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM SIGKDD) will
>>be
>> held Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm at CoSpace. This was formerly
>> advertised as Austin Hackers Dojo - Big Data Machine Learning. The
>>meeting
>> is open to the public and ACM membership is not required.
>> Cospace is at the southwest corner of Lamar and Anderson, in a brown
>>brick
>> L-shaped building called Lamar Gateway. Cospace is upstairs right in the
>> crook of the L (there's an elevator and stairs).911 W Anderson Lane
>>Suite
>> 203 | Austin TX 78757.http://cospaceatx.com/contact-us/
>>
>> The goal is to establish a professional group, under the auspices of
>>ACM,
>> Association of Computing Machinery, of Austin area software engineers,
>> computer scientists, statisticians, and researchers who have an
>>interest in
>> machine learning, particularly big data machine learning. Big data
>>machine
>> learning algorithms are the cornerstone of many startup companies and
>>at the
>> leading edge of computational mathematics. One objective is to start a
>> weekly hackers dojo to learn big data machine learning algorithms using
>> Hadoop and Mahout to improve the skill set of the Austin software
>>community.
>> To form an ACM chapter we will need 10 people who are, or willing to
>>become,
>> both members of ACM and SIGKDD. We will need to elect a Chair, Vice
>>Chair,
>> and Secretary/Treasurer. ACM will provide us with an IRS EIN as a
>>non-profit
>> organization. This will allow a tax write-off for organizations that
>>make
>> donations to the group.
>> Agenda
>> 1. Vision
>> 2. Organization
>> 3. Virtual Dojo
>> a. Technical Infrastructure
>> 4. Votes
>> a. ACM SIGKDD Officer Elections
>> b. Meeting Day - many people are against Tuesday or Thursday
>> c. Permanent Location
>> 5. Topics / projects to study for the first couple of months
>> Sincerely,
>> David G. Boney
>> list@semanticartifacts.com
>



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