Archive for February, 2014

Los Angeles Big Data Meetup

Posted: February 9, 2014 in News, Uncategorized

I was asked to be co-organizer of the new Los Angeles Big Data meetup group. The focus of the group will be to highlight how enterprises are adopting the big data technology stack, especially Hadoop. If you’re in the LA area, please considering joining up and attending our upcoming meetups. If you’re outside of LA, we will make an effort to make slides available for download, and when possible audio or video recordings of the presentations.

UPDATE! 2/18/2014 – the first meeting of the LA Big Data group was announced today. It will take place on March 26 over at Cross Campus. I will be presenting a talk “Introduction to Big Data.” I’m really looking forward to the success of this brand new group.

UPDATE! 3/26/2014 – the LABDUG meetup was a resounding success with its 300+ members. The venue at the new Cross Campus location was superb. The slides for my talk are available HERE.

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General_assemblyI was asked to present a talk at the General Assembly Santa Monica location this coming Wednesday, February 5 – What is Data Science? I plan to cover all the basics of big data, data science and machine learning, including a discussion of many of the misnomers floating around these days such as the “unicorn” myth. The audience will be startup co-founders, CEOs, CTOs, analytics executives, product managers etc. to identify how data science can add business value & where to start with realistic & relevant data science projects. I’m looking forward to this!

My slides can be downloaded HERE.