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Subject Re: Getting new users to adopt SystemML
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:02:19 GMT
+1 this is all great!

Yeah let's definitely get some JIRA issues and PRs started to incorporate new updates.

Also, I'd like to suggest that we construct some beginner examples and have everyone on here
(& any others!) try them out. Anything that is difficult or confusing should be documented
and analyzed for a possible improvement to the project.

Also, as for having projects and use-cases in personal GitHub accounts, one thing that's been
done is to start in a personal account and then additionally propose adding it to the main
project once it is relatively stable (perhaps as an example case).  The nice thing about this
is having more exposure, especially for these types of (side) projects that use SystemML in
a neat way.


Mike Dusenberry

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> On Oct 18, 2016, at 3:42 PM, Jeremy Anderson <> wrote:
> +1 all
> ...........................
> Jeremy Anderson
> On 18 October 2016 at 11:25, Renee Mascarinas <>
> wrote:
>> +1  Thanks Madison!
>> I agree with everything.  As a designer, it's been really hard to
>> understand the value of SystemML without case studies.  There's so much
>> claims out there, but without real use cases, it's difficult to understand
>> and promote when there aren't tangible proof from existing users.
>> For visibility, I think it's a great idea to add SystemML as a skill on
>> LinkedIn and posting questions and answers on Stack Overflow. From our
>> research findings, the latter is a must for troubleshooting for data
>> scientist, second to Google.
>> Renee
>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM, Jeremy Anderson <
>> wrote:
>>> +1 Madison
>>> I started started doing some user research with a few other designers.
>>> We're looking for patterns and pain points around adoption and use of
>>> SystemML. We'd love to share our findings so far to continue this
>>> discussion and get thoughts and feedback from everyone. I think clear
>>> tutorials and site architecture will help address some of the concerns
>>> we're hearing and could improve adoption. I love the idea of generating
>>> more articles and content on Stack Overflow. All of this would be really
>>> helpful in increasing awareness and building community.
>>> We're synthesizing our research so far and we'll share it here. Thanks
>> for
>>> starting this thread!
>>> Jeremy
>>> ...........................
>>> Jeremy Anderson
>>> On 6 October 2016 at 10:33, Madison Myers <>
>> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Thought it may be a good idea to implement some measures on getting new
>>>> users to adopt SystemML. At the moment, I feel there is a big learning
>>>> curve and that we could make it easier through clearer tutorials and
>>>> examples, a better user experience on the website (continuing the
>> process
>>>> of making it better), more articles that explain SystemML at a high
>> level
>>>> and how to use it/why it's important. I also think we should get more
>>>> questions and answers on Stack Overflow so that overcoming issues is a
>>> bit
>>>> easier for new users. Longer-term I'd also love to see a course taught
>>>> online such as on Coursera as well as in university classrooms so that
>>>> people in the field adopt SystemML more early-on.
>>>> Also Deron and Mike had some interesting suggestions about visibility.
>>> They
>>>> suggested having projects using SystemML on personal Github accounts as
>>>> well as mentioning SystemML as a skill on LinkedIn.
>>>> Would love to know if others agree and/or have suggestions.
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> --
>>>> *Madison J. Myers*
>>>> *UC Berkeley, Master of Information & Data Science '17*
>>>> *King's College London, MA Political Science '14*
>>>> *New York University, BA Political Science '12*
>>>>   -
>>>>      LinkedIn <>

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