Papers We Love DenverWant to learn the latest way to tech super hard? Or are you itching to know where all those awesome computer science ideas from the 60s led to? Come join the international phenomenon that is Papers We Love! We meet every month to share and discuss papers that have been influential in our own lives and learn what has driven others. It's a ton of fun and a great way to meet other paper-minded folks.

The Denver Chapter meets every fourth Thursday of the month at Code Talent.

Papers We Love has a Code of Conduct. Please contact one of the Meetup's organizers if anyone is not following it. Be good to each other and to the PWL community! Chapter Details

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Twitter: @papersweloveden

Contact: harry AT thoughtfulsoftware DOT com

Organizers: Harry Brumleve, do you want to help? :-) Sponsors Code Talent - They give us a great place to present, pizza, and beer! HyprLoco - They give us beer, too!

Chapter Meetups

TBD, but probably an awesome paper :-)

Map Date/Time: 2018-10-25 07:00pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

Comedy & tech collide! Use humor to explain complex things. +Tech Talk Karaoke.

Map Date/Time: 2018-08-13 06:30pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

We're excited to bring you an evening of comedy applied to tech talks: Learn from pro presenters how to explain complex things, engage your audience, and maybe even bring the funny. With awesome meetup partners PitchLab and Domain Driven Design. MONDAY, AUGUST 13.
6:30pm - Beer, snacks, conversation, announcements - thanks to Code Talent for hosting!
6:45pm - PitchLab comedy exercise & presentation workshop: Dropping science-y knowledge with style, grace, and humor (https://www.pitchlab.io/)
7:30pm - Tech Talk Karaoke w/ DTD & PWL meetup members

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Data Visualization: Value Suppressing Uncertainty Palettes @DDD + Papers We Love

Map Date/Time: 2018-07-09 06:30pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

Is VSUP the new black? We're joining the DDD meetup for a talk on Value Suppressing Uncertainty Palettes. Marcus Carr, software engineer and scientist, will discuss emerging Data Visualization techniques and their impact on human understanding. Plus, free beer! We'll get started @ 6:30PM.

6:30pm - Food & drink + conversation - thanks to Code Talent for hosting!
7:00pm - Announcements
7:05pm - VSUP Talk by Marcus Carr*
~8:30pm - Discussion

*Marcus Carr is a software engineer and recovering PhD biochemist. His scope of work touches on data pipelines, graphy data, and Elasticsearch. He'll be talking about research findings and practical implications for Data Visualization.

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Brian Davis: The Hallmarks of Cancer by Hanahan and Weinberg

Map Date/Time: 2018-05-24 07:00pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

Brian will share a paper that discusses the biological capabilities acquired during the development of human tumors and the organizing principle for rationalizing the complexities of neuroplastic disease.

First published in 2000, and updated in 2011, this is one of the most cited and significant papers in the realm of cancer and has heavily influenced the thinking of a generation of cancer researchers and treating oncologists.

We're really excited to host a paper from such a meaningful area of science and I'm looking forward to applying some examples of their rigor to my own work in frivolous software. ;-)

Please come and take a break from software nerd-dom and enjoy a brief insight into a challenging and impactful field.

Also, there will be pizza and beer. :-)

http://www.cell.com/fulltext/S0092-8674(11)00127-9

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Josh Maletz: Life Beyond Distributed Transactions by Pat Helland

Map Date/Time: 2018-04-26 07:00pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

Josh will talk about Pat Hellands paper and we'll drink beer and eat pizza while he does it. http://adrianmarriott.net/logosroot/papers/LifeBeyondTxns.pdf

Josh is also the organizer of Denver's DDD Meetup group ... check them out, too!

https://www.meetup.com/ddd-denver/events/246007726/

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Thomas Betts: Tidy Data by Hadley Wickham

Map Date/Time: 2018-03-22 07:00pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

Join us on March 22nd when Thomas discusses the principles of Data Tidying, a small, but important, component of data cleaning that can streamline the process of working with messy data.

All those hip and trendy machine learning algorithms may be cool, but suffer from GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out. Data Scientists spend a lot of time cleaning their data so it is ready for analysis.

Just like preparing your guest bathroom before company comes to visit, you're going to have to get your hands dirty. You also don't want to spend any more time cleaning than necessary.

https://www.jstatsoft.org/index.php/jss/article/view/v059i10/v59i10.pdf

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Behavioral economics & bias in software design.

Map Date/Time: 2018-01-25 07:00pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

Hear Tracy Allison Altman [@UglyResearch (https://twitter.com/UglyResearch)] talk about a landmark behavioral economics paper, Tversky and Kahneman's Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases (https://people.hss.caltech.edu/~camerer/Ec101/JudgementUncertainty.pdf). Tracy will share how this paper has influenced her work, and what it tells us about bias in algorithms and AI. The authors' insights challenged conventional decision-making, and inspired new approaches to cognitive science, choice architecture, social policy, and software design.

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Harry Brumleve -> A Universal Modular Actor Formalism for AI

Map Date/Time: 2017-10-26 07:00pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

You don't have to read the paper beforehand ... just show up and take it all in! :-)

http://worrydream.com/refs/Hewitt-ActorModel.pdf

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Susan McIntosh -> The New New Product Development Game

Map Date/Time: 2017-06-22 07:00pm Location: Code Talent - 3412 Blake St, Denver

You don't have to read the paper beforehand ... just show up and take it all in! :-)

https://hbr.org/1986/01/the-new-new-product-development-game

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Copysets: Reducing the Frequency of Data Loss in Cloud Storage

Map Date/Time: 2017-04-27 07:00pm Location: Code Talent Headquarters - 2980 Larimer St, Denver

Come see Aysylu Greenberg (@aysylu22) talk about one of her favorite papers:

Copysets: Reducing the Frequency of Data Loss in Cloud Storage

It describes an interesting approach to data replication which allows for finer control over the probability of data loss occurrence and the amount of data loss during such an event. In addition, we'll discuss a technique for moving randomization from runtime to initialization to achieve the same benefits. After the discussion of the paper's contributions, we'll turn to pragmatic aspects of this approach.

Dinner will be provided (sponsors welcome to help out!) and afterwards we'll set out to one(?) of the breweries around the corner.

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