Category : Events

Upcoming Events @ Tagged 2/21 – 2/27

Tagged is proud to sponsor the LAUNCH Hackathon, taking place from February 21-23, and will be hosting a dinner for the hackathon winners at our HQ on February 25.

Our team will be attending Mobile World Congress, the world’s premier mobile industry event, in Barcelona from February 24-27.

Tagged will be hosting The State of Blacks in Technology Panel for the AT&T Making History Happen: 28 Days Project on February 26 at our HQ.

Join us at Tagged for a charity poker tournament benefitting the Signal Media Project on February 27.

NuPIC Hackathon @ Tagged

Open source is the future. Tech companies no longer benefit by hoarding their technology; more and more, the tech community has realized the power of information-sharing and open collaboration for the advancement of the industry.

Tagged is one such company, exploring and investing in many different technologies that focus on how people meet new people and the science of human connection. As one of Tagged’s Open Source Advisors, I was pleased to introduce them to another innovative startup, Numenta, that supports machine learning and machine intelligence through research of the human cortex. These two tech powerhouses recently came together to host the second NuPIC (Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing) Hackathon at Tagged HQ.

The event provided a great opportunity for tech minds from all corners of the machine learning world to discuss new ideas and explore interesting projects in the vein of Social Discovery. Hackathons, in particular, are the best way to get folks prototyping applications and socializing over mutual passions.

From engineers to entrepreneurs to neuroscientists, there was no lack of creativity present. One team was developing software to control a quad-copter with the Cortical Learning Algorithm (a key part of NuPIC), while another worked on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and attempting to teach NuPIC the natural language. Another group was coaching a small robot by feeding input through the Cortical Learning Algorithm — all fantastic projects!

NuPIC hackers at work!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the NuPIC Hackathon, and I look forward to seeing more advances in this cutting-edge field of machine learning.

Check out more photos of the event on Flickr.

Danese Cooper has been an advocate of open source software and the development and evangelization of the broader Open Source movement and its methodologies since 1999. Danese is an Open Source Advisor to Tagged.

Upcoming Hackathons @ Tagged

Tagged will be hosting the NuPIC Fall 2013 Hackathon for Numenta, a platform for intelligent computing, at our headquarters from November 2nd to 3rd.

Tagged will also be hosting The Future of Food Hackathon + Forum at our headquarters from November 16th to 17th. This event will bring together leading food innovators, chefs, developers, designers and entrepreneurs to collaborate on finding solutions for bettering the food ecosystem.

GrowthHack will be holding the first ever Growth Hackathon at Tagged from December 7th to 8th. The goal of this hackathon is for participants to build a revenue-generating business MVP and with mentoring from engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, growth hackers and angel investors in the valley.


Tagged’s Upcoming Events 10/10 – 10/17

Our team is at the Big Android BBQ, a preeminent mobile technology conference, in Hurst, Texas this weekend October 10-12. We’re meeting other Android enthusiasts and talking talking tech with some of the brightest mobile developers out there.

If you’re at the Big Android BBQ, meet our mobile developers!

Tagged will be at the Silicon Valley Dice Career Fair in Santa Clara on October 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Looking for a new challenge? Interested in Tagged? If so, come say hello to our team!

Our CTO Johann Schleier-Smith will be speaking at Glimpse: The Social Discovery Conference, on October 16 in New York City. Glimpse will bring together leading experts in social discovery to discuss the future of how we live, decide, and buy. Johann will be speaking on the Data in Discovery panel.

If you’re attending Glimpse, come discuss social discovery with our team!

Tagged will be at SF Uncubed–a hiring event with a twist–on October 17 in San Francisco. We’ll be serving a “Taste of Tagged,” so come try our specially crafted snow cones (that may or may not include booze!).

If you’re attending Uncubed, enjoy a snow cone with our team!

Tagged @ Data Gotham

Being a data scientist myself, I was so excited to attend the Data Gotham Conference at the New York Academy of Medicine last week.

The conference brought together leading data scientists from the New York community and several other cities on both the east and west coast.

Tagged CTO Johann Schleier-Smith and I enjoyed several presentations, with topics ranging from new data modeling techniques to data science and ethics. I especially enjoyed the panels that highlighted data science’s positive impact on people and communities. For example, one presentation demonstrated important differences in response times to 911 calls. Analyzing such findings could help us improve response times in the future.

We wrapped up the trip with a Tagged-sponsored dinner for Data Gotham’s speakers, giving Johann and me the chance to speak with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Thanks to all who attended, and we’re looking forward to reconnecting at Data Gotham next year.