Los Angeles R Users Group Meetup

Posted: October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

useR_logoI will be giving a short talk on a panel of data scientists who attended the international useR! 2104 conference earlier this year at UCLA. Hosted by the Los Angeles R Users Group, I shall present my “Best of” list for the conference, all the cool sessions I attended and what I found compelling. If you’re in LA, come out for this meetup on November 11.

Ask the Data Scientist Series

Posted: September 25, 2014 in Projects

Ask Data ScientistI’m really looking forward to the upcoming “Ask the Data Scientist” series over at insideBIGDATA. The weekly Q & A series will run from October 1 through the end of the year. Each week there will be a compelling question asked by one of our readers, and I will provide a detailed answer. Intel is the sponsor for this feature. Enjoy and learn!

Spark-logo-192x100pxI’m pleased to report that I was asked to moderate an upcoming Apache Spark panel discussion organized by the Los Angeles Apache Spark User Group. The event is hosted by Cross Campus in Santa Monica, a collaborative work environment that’s home to over 100 start-up tech companies. The event will be a rare opportunity to see a number of leading vendors on one panel, hear from their experts, and get their insight on best practices, real use cases, and solutions around Spark implementation. Scheduled for participation are: Cloudera, MapR, and Pivotal. I’m really looking forward to this evening event.

UPDATE! 10/3/2014 – The Spark panel event went off without a hitch. Here are the happy participants:

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Attending the Tableau Conference 2014

Posted: September 13, 2014 in Events

Tableau_Conference_logoI happily accepted an invitation by Tableau Software to be their guest at their annual customer conference in Seattle, Sept. 8-11. I’ll be covering the show for insideBIGDATA. I’m really looking forward to attending the big event because: Seattle is in one of my favorite towns, Tableau is a wonderful data-centric tool, and because one of the keynote speakers is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. You can read my Field Report HERE.

dell-logoI’m pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted to research, develop and write a new technology guide “insideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data for Finance” sponsored by Dell and Intel. The goal for the technology guide is to provide thought leaders in the financial services industry with an overview of how the big data technology stack can be applied to such areas as retail banking, credit scoring, back trading and testing, etc.

UPDATE! 9/22/2014 – My new guide to big data for finance was launched today. You can download the guide HERE. Enjoy!

gridgain-red-logoI’m pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted to research, develop and write a new technology guide “insideBIGDATA Guide to In-Memory Computing” sponsored by GridGain Systems, Inc. The technology guide will present a technology overview of the emerging field of in-memory computing and its importance to Big Data with a specific emphasis on GridGain’s products and solutions.

UPDATE! 9/25/2014 – My new guide to in-memory computing was launched today. You can download the guide HERE. Enjoy!

Tibco-logoI’m pleased to announced that I’ve been contracted to research, develop and write a new technology guide “insideBIGDATA Guide to Predictive Analytics” sponsored by TIBCO. The technology guide will present an overview of using R and TIBCO Spotfire for data science projects that include predictive analytics elements.

UPDATE! 9/2/2014 – My new predictive analytics guide was launched today. You can download the guide HERE. Enjoy!