Speaker

Erik Schlegel, Senior Engineer at Microsoft

Erik Schlegel

Senior Engineer, Microsoft

Erik is a senior engineer at Microsoft, and based in the New York City area. He’s an open source enthusiast and one of the earlier contributors to the react native UWP platform. Erik leads the engineering effort of Project Fortis, an open source early warning humanitarian surveillance insight platform built through Spark and machine learning technologies.

Sessions

Social Media, Spark, Machine Learning, and Data Visualization to Find Patterns and Insight

How can humanitarian aid field experts use social media to gain insight, understand trends and track key humanitarian issues? What can social media tell us that firsthand data can’t? How can social media alert experts… Read more