I'm hiring a product manager

So, I’m hiring a product manager. We are working on developing new green field products. We have a small, really fun team, and we are using a lot of lean tools to try to get to product-market fit with relativly low risk. To apply submit a CV using our [hiring portal](https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/sage-vacancies]. Here are some more details about the role: What we are doing SAGE is innovating around how we might support social science researchers engaging with big data and new technology. ... (more)

ic2s2 - Thursday, closing keynotes

ic2s2 - Thursday, closing keynotes Economic AI - Matt Taddy Economic AI breaks complex systemic questions into simple sets of prediction tasks, that can be attacked with off the shelf ML techniques. Today economists are being asked to answer basic economic questions but at a ridiculous scale (within companies like Microsoft or Amazon). There are just not enough economists out there to do all the work being asked of them. ... (more)

ic2s2 Thursday morning keynotes

ic2s2 Thursday morning keynotes Daniel Romero - Examining the Effects of Exogenous Shocks on Social Networks and Collaborative Crowds We are looking at the dynamics of social networks. The dynamics of networks are becoming increasingly well understood, but the question here is what happens to a network when there is a big external shock to the system? One example that they looked at came from a hedge fund, the data included full IM communication amongst about 182 people, about 22M items. ... (more)

IC2s2 Wikipedia track, Wednesday

Ic2s2 wikipedia track Studying Content Survival, Authorship & Controversy – By Tracing Every Word Change on Wikipedia - Fabian Flöck, Kenan Erdogan and Maribel Acosta Arriving late to this talk. TokTrack - data is available on Zenodo, 13.5B tokens. There is a wikiwho API. This is an accurate dataset of all provennced changes in English wikipedia. They can look at survival rates for edits. If an edit survives for 48 hours, then it’s probably safe and will live on in wikipedia. ... (more)

ic2s2 Wednesday morning keynotes

IC2s2 Wednesday Morning Keynotes Cecliia Mascolo - human behaviour studies through the lens of mobile sensing and complex networks She has been involved for many years in making and deploying sensors. The talk today will look at work they have been doing on foursquare data. In London they have data of about 0.5M check-ins over nine months over about 40k users. They also have social network data for these people, so they can connect their social network with the geo-spatial behaviour of these people. ... (more)

IC2s2 - Tuesday Morning

IC2s2 - Tuesday Morning Open Remarks, President of GESIS main note is his call for the potential creation of a new disciple, computational social science opening session, chaired by Duncan Watts Ciro Cattuto - ISI foundation, director of the data science lab is behind sociopattersn.org have many deployments over the last 10 years they make the data open at sociopatterns.org/datasets really cool work on interaction patterns in schools and hospitals can see the gender separation as age going on, also really interesting network study on depression, gender and social network position I like the dimensional reduction techniques on looking at time resolved graphs. ... (more)

IC2s2 Tuesday Afternoon Keynotes

IC2s2 Tuesday afternoon Dashun Wang - Predictive Signals Behind Success Dashun starts by talking about weather predictions, natural phenomena can be observed, modelled and predicted. Can success be measured modelled and predicted? Obviously Dashun thinks so, and we are gong to be looking at the result of a number of studies in this talk. Science of Science Aim is to build on top of the work of others, but add to it the massive data that we now have access to, along with the tools that we have developed. ... (more)

IC2s2 2017, conference preview

I’m about to head to Köln for the International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) and I’m pretty excited for a whole bunch of reasons. I’ve been fascinated by network science, and the potential application of techniques from that science to the rest of research, for quite a while, but generally this has been an interest that I have entertained from a distance. I had the pleasure of attending an early instance of the NetSci conference series back in 2008, and even contributed to a working paper looking at the implications of the intersection between social data and network algorithms (Mining for Social Serendipity), however the academic track has not been my track at all, and with one thing or another this was a community that my career moved me away from for some time. ... (more)


This week I attended futurepub10, I love these events, I’ve been to a bunch, and the format of short talks, and lots of time to catchup with people is just great. # A new Cartography of Collaboration - Daniel Hook, CEO Digital Science (work with Ian Calvert). Digital science have produced a report on collaboration, and this talk was covering one of chapters from that. I was interested to see what the key takeaways are that you can describe in a five minute talk. ... (more)

Three posts about product development

I’m catching up on some reading at the moment. Trying to make headway on some other work while jet lagged is proving a challenge. Anyway, here are a couple of nice posts about product development that popped up in my feed (hat tip to Mind the Product Weekly Newsletter. ## What do people do in the spaces in between? When thinking about what people do with your product, also think about what they don’t do, and how to help them get to where they are going. ... (more)