Today’s Featured Events
“Chicago’s Big Data Innovators”, sponsored by TempoDB, hosted by Chicago journalist Steve Hendershot
Noon: Join this panel of 4 representing different levels of Chicago’s Big Data scene to discuss challenges and opportunities – and how to get started in big data. From big data infrastructure and storage, to analysis, insights and monetization – these starters can help inform your big data strategy through shared experience and expertise. Click here to register and watch
Open Government Talk With the Data Science Collaborative
12:00 pm-1:30 pm: This event explores Chicago’s open government and transparency initiatives through a wide range of perspectives — including the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors. Lead by the Data Science Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary group helping lead the way for data science innovation in Chicago, this panel event gives attendees a chance to interact with top minds in the field as they take turns on the mic and answer questions. Click here for location and to register
Today’s Showcase Events
9:00 am- 1:00 pm: “Discover Big Data”, by Datameer & the IBM Road Show
Based on proven best practices, this half-day seminar will equip attendees with the tools, know-how, checklists, and project plans outlining how to ensure your big data ideas become big data project successes.
Attendees will leave the seminar with a(n):
- Evaluation and project criteria checklist
- ROI & TCO requirements list
- Technical requirements checklist
- Step by step project plan
10:00 am: “Designing Big and Better Data Products: 7 Deadly Sins and the Missing “V” in the Big Data Value Equation”, A. Kamal Tahir
Kamal Tahir leverages on his business, technology sand product strategy background to share a look into the what, why and how of creating data and information products, his simple to follow proprietary product development philosophy and approach, the 7 deadly sins of information product development, the missing piece of the big data value equation for products, and if that is not enough commonality between superheroes and big data. Click here to register and watch
10:40 am: “Which Freaking Database Should I Use”, by Andrew C. Oliver, Open Software Integrators
Considering using a NoSQL database? The terminology surrounding NoSQL and BigData are confusing to IT professionals trying to select the right storage for the right problem. This presentation explores the technical reasons you might select one of these NoSQL databases, the types of databases available, their correct use and ‘quintessential’ use cases for them. Also discussed will be the counter indications for NoSQL technologies. This is a talk for management and developers who are new to NoSQL/BigData/Non-RDBMS. Click here to register and watch.
11:20 am: “No One Knows Jack About Big Data”, by Jeff Kibler, Infobright
Man has been trying to define the word ‘love’ for hundreds of years, yet no one seems to have the same definition. Big data is the exact same way – depending on the vendor, company, or user, ‘big data’ is a fuzzy term which seems to encompass just about everything that moves. During this brief discussion, we will (un?)define the term, dive into technologies, and discuss the future. Click here to register and watch.
1:20 pm: “10 Lessons Learned from a Chicago Startup”, by Mark Slusar and Jeff Zach, Beakons
Chicago entrepreneurs Mark Slusar and Jeff Zach of the startup Beakons will share 10 key things to keep in mind when planning or in the middle of a startup. If you’re looking for real-time advice from people in the midst of a a startup, be sure to register for this presentation. Click here to register and watch.
2:00 pm: “Optimizing User Adoption: Test, Review, Rinse, Repeat”, by Brad Wilkening, DevMynd
From DevMynd, a Chicago startup comes a tried and true prescription for optimizing user experience & user adoption with data. Click here to register and watch.
2:40 pm: “Targeted Sharing: How the Obama Campaign used Social Networks to mobilize and influence people”, by Rayid Ghani, former Data Scientist, Obama for America
An inside look at how the 2012 Obama campaign used data and analytics to engineer one of the most stunning victories in American political history. Click here to register and watch.
6:00 pm: “An Introduction to Realtime Computation with Storm”, by DataScience Chicago
Storm (open-sourced by Twitter in September of 2011) makes it easy to process millions of messages per second with a small cluster. Nathan will introduce Storm and show how easy it is to use for realtime computation. Click here for location and to register
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