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BigDataCamp Chicago - Apr 10, 2013


Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

BigDataCamp Chicago - Apr 10, 2013

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BigDataCamp takes place the afternoon before the PASS BA Conference. We invite all attendees and anyone else interested in Big Data to join us for a lively discussion, finger food, and a frosty beverage or two.

Schedule: April 10th, 2013
4:00pm  - Registration & Networking
4:30pm  - Welcome, Thank-you & Introductions - Dave Nielsen
4:45pm - Lightning Talks - 5 minutes each

  • "Halo 4 and the Flood of Big Data" by Denny Lee of Microsoft
  • "Why Hadoop for Data Science" by Ofer Mendelevitch of Hortonworks
  • "Monetizing Big Data - Why Outliers Matter" Krish Krishnan of of Sixth Sense Advisors

5:15pm  - Organize Unconference. Pre-proposed breakout sessions:

  • "Intro to Hadoop" by Krish Krishnan
  • "Data Careers Panel" moderated by Melissa Demsak
  • "Where does web log analysis end and Big Data begin?" by Sean McMahon of Splunk
  • "Using Hadoop as a staging environment for a data warehouse." by Stephen Lloyd
  • "Business Value From Big Data" by Krish Krishnan

5:30pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 1
6:15pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 2
6:45pm  - Wrap Up (1 minute summary of each session)
7:00pm  - Food & Drinks in the Expo Hall

Organizer & FacilitatorDave Nielsen of Platform D 
Volunteers: Krish Krishnan
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Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Convention Center Foyer (1 level up from lobby) Room Chicago 8
Chicago, IL 606011

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

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BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format.

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