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Wednesday, October 2 • 11:00am - 11:40am
PANEL: Leveraging Crowdsourced & Outsourced Workforces in Big Data

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Crowdsourcing and outsourcing have become increasingly popular solutions for engineers and data scientists to aggregate, augment, and preprocess large datasets. Crowds can label, categorize, and enhance all kinds of data, from records to photos, to help data scientists get better quality results. Choosing the right crowd or workforce is critical, and mistakes in the selection process can lead to disappointing results and cost overruns. Bypass the marketing jargon and learn what workforce to use, for what purpose, for how much and why.

Moderators
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Carmel DeAmicis

Reporter, PandoDaily
Carmel covers SF startups for PandoDaily. Before that, she taught digital media at Columbia’s Journalism School, reported the day’s news on TV in Dubai, and taste-tested her way through Abu Dhabi restaurants for Time Out. Carmel tweets at @carmeldea, and if you’re in the SF startup scene, she wants to hear from you.

Speakers
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Martin Anderson

VP of Engineering, Samasource
Martin Anderson brings over ten years of extensive, hands-on experience crafting enterprise solutions with an eye toward the end user experience. Martin began his career in the telecommunications industry, first on text messaging platforms and then building mobile games and applications. He joined Alexander Interactive in 2006 and rose to the Director of Technology position where he oversaw the implementation and deployment of high-availability... Read More →
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Bryce Maddock

CEO, TaskUs
Completely bootstrapped and working initially from his parents' garage, Bryce Maddock scaled TaskUs from 5 employees to over 500 team members in offices located in Santa Monica and the Philippines. TaskUs provides customer support, data entry, photo retouching, content moderation and lead generation services for rapidly growing internet companies. Bryce frequently presents and speaks about the future of work and finding true innovation in... Read More →
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Chris Van Pelt

Co-founder & CTO, Crowdflower
Studio artist, computer scientist, Web engineer, and CrowdFlower co-founder, Chris pours his diverse background into his role as Chief Technology Officer (though he prefers Chief Awesome Officer). Of Chris's work, one former colleague said, "Chris combines deep design insight with crisp, minimalist coding abilities that enables him to produce anything — soup-to-nuts applications — sometimes within minutes. And of course the impossible... Read More →
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Jonathan Swanson

Co-founder & President, Thumbtack
Jonathan is the Co-Founder and President of Thumbtack. He built and manages Thumbtack's global team of 250+ based in San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Philippines. Before Thumbtack, Jonathan worked in the West Wing of the White House as an aide to the President's economic advisors. Jonathan studied Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University.


Wednesday October 2, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123