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Roll up your sleeves, get ready for the largest data festival! We’re stoked you’re considering joining the community as an event organiser for #bdw15

We launch the 4th edition of the festival with a narrative that will bring together the many strands and domains of data into an umbrella theme: ‘The Connected Society’ – focused across three main themes.

After a very successful edition in 2014, when more than 30 cities worldwide brought together 30,000+ big data practitioners to discuss the connected society and the internet of things, the next Big Data Week aims to bring together more than 40,000 participants across four continents.

The aim of the 4th Big Data Week is to inspire more individuals and SMEs to start a data project and tap into the immense growth potential of big data. So the next Big Data Week will include two tracks, a business track and a technical track:

• The business track is aimed at business decision makers, consultants and analysts, and will showcase real world success stories from four industries: retail, finance, publishing and gaming.

• The technology track is for developers, sysadmins, devops and data scientists and will include best practices, how-tos, workshops and case studies from big data professionals that have hands on experience in working with big data technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL databases, visualisation and integration software.

Get Involved. Register and join the Big Data Week community.

How can I participate as an event organiser?

It’s simple, we’d like you to galvanise your local community and organise events that fit within the three key themes for the festival. We can help by providing media kits, branding materials, event guidance, sponsor templates if you need them – but it’s really down to you to create one, two or more kick ass events for your local data community.

Here are a few examples of how you can participate…

  • TED Talk-style live solo streaming video presentation – 20-minute talks by a C-level, director, or thought leader on “The Connected Society”
  • Host a hackathon during the weekend of the festival with your local hackerspace or big data community – and if you need a dataset we may be able to help find one.
  • Networking functions, roundtables, meetups or lectures are really simple ways to bring people together to share ideas.
  • Contribute to the Big Data Week website through blog posts, feature stories, infographics or audio podcasts on sound cloud.
Get Involved. Register and join the Big Data Week community.