Project Description: Throughout 2015, Hillary Clinton has been embroiled in controversyover the use of personal email accounts on non-government servers during her time as the United States Secretary of State.
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, on Monday, August 31, 2015, the State Department released nearly 7,000 pages of Clinton's heavily redacted emails.
John Montroy, Jake Lehrhoff and Chris Neimeth took those emails and wrangled them for your exploring pleasure. During our presentation they will cover the tasks involved with munging and analyzing this data, including NLTK, sentiment analysis, MYSQL, Python, Flask, an AWS instance and lots of elbow grease.
The project output includes:- A dashboard to enable exploration of Hillary’s emails
- Displays of topics by sender and recipient
- Sentiment analysis of emails
Chris Neimeth is a serial entrepreneur in the technology, media and entertainment businesses.Chris has served in various strategic roles: CEO of Salon Media Group Inc., President of IAC Partner Marketing, Executive Vice President of Ticketmaster, President/CEO of Real Media, Chief Commercial Officer of Daylife, Senior Vice President for The New York Times Company Digital, and founder of Grey Interactive.He has twice served as member of the Aspen Institute Forum on Communication and Society, and is a two time elected Director of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Projects: http://blog.nycdatascience.com/uncategorized/mass-shootings-in-america/
Jake Lehrhoff is a man of many hats. For six years he taught middle school English and chaired the department at a school for children with moderate-to-severe emotional and behavioral disorders. He developed a system of intradepartmental supervision to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the billing department of a rheumatology laboratory. He wrote a novel about an autistic boy and edited the memoire of a triathlete. Jake holds a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University and an MA in psychology from Brandeis University, where he studied quantitative research methods and statistics and graduated with a perfect GPA. Jake takes great satisfaction in solving problems and is excited to apply his knowledge of machine learning and skills in R and Python to tackle new challenges. Blog: http://blog.nycdatascience.com/author/jake.lehrhoff/
John Montroy is a graduate of Middlebury College with a B.A. in Physics. After a summer of particle physics at CERN with the Harvard ATLAS team, he began his career as a data analyst in the auto industry. He has been programming since the age of 12, and delights in clean, re-usable, and functionally-oriented code. A self-starter and curious thinker, his interests run the gamut from mathematics to classical music. In his spare time, he can be found playing piano or mandolin, singing barbershop, and running. github: https://github.com/jmontroy90/teamhrc blog: http://blog.nycdatascience.com/author/jmontroy90/