Welcome to the 10th Big Data London meetup! We'll be kicking off Big Data Week, celebrating St. George's Day and one of the first meetups to be hosted by Google's new campus. What more could you want?
Come and join us for an evening of Big Data talks and discussions and possibly some surprises!
18:30: Welcome and start networking around beer and pizza
19:00: We have the following awesome speakers
Michael Manoochehri from Google San Fransisco Michael is a Developer Relations tech lead for Cloud and Data platforms. With years of experience working for research and non-profit organizations, he is interested in making data analysis on large scale computing infrastructure more accessible. Michael has written for ProgrammableWeb.com, researched mobile phone use in Uganda, and holds a Masters degree from UC Berkeley's School of Information.
Michael will explain "Big Data's Journey Toward Ubiquitous Computing" and how as the technology carries us toward a world of ubiquitous computing, data collection and analysis will become even more accessible - and invisible. We'll take a brief look at the confluence of trends influencing the design of next-generation data tools, and we will also have a quick preview of Google's upcoming Big Data analysis tool, BigQuery.
Ade Oshineye from Google UK Ade is a Senior Developer Advocate in Google's London office and
works on the Google+ project. Over the last decade he's worked on trading systems for a variety of investment banks as well as on Google's advertising and mobile search systems. He's also the
co-author of "Apprenticeship Patterns": a book that teaches you how to learn to be a great programmer.
In his short talk Ade will introduce us to some of the components of the emerging knowledge graph:
- +1 button
- schema.org and entities
- Google+ profiles
-Doug Cutting (from Cloudera, co-founder of the Apache Hadoop project and creator of Nutch and Lucene): Avro Data
-Tim Estes (CEO of Digital Reasoning): Automating Understanding of Human Data at Scale
20:30: continue networking
21:30: wrap up
About the sponsors: Big thanks to Skype and Eden Ventures for sponsoring the beers and pizzas; and for Flying Binary and Google for hosting the meetup at the brand new Google Campus in london tech city.
Data Science London is the world’s 2nd largest community of Data Scientists dedicated to the free, open dissemination of Data Science.
“Data Science a a Game Changer: What Enterprises can Learn from Startups”
We are pleased to announce that Hilary Mason will be the keynote presenter at this event with more speakers to be announced.
*Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Forward and DataSift
London Machine Learning meetup.
The London Machine Learning Meetup is group of people who are interested in using smart algorithms and statistical models to make the most out of Big Data. We always invite one industry and one academic speaker. Program is TBD.
Date/Time: 24′th of April @ Forward Internet Group
Sponsor Details: Forward Internet Group for Hosting, Rangespan for Food & Drinks.
Big Data Week community meetup – with a rockstar panel
Do you want to meet other passionate people about Big Data in a beautiful London location and take part in a debate with some of the brightest minds on the planet ?
Register now and join 200 other individuals who are taking part in a meetup that brings together all the core networks from the UK in one place to celebrate Big Data Week but not only that take part in a moderated debate with
Doug Cutting, co-founder of the Apache Hadoop project and creator of Nutch and Lucene
Nick Halstead - Founder/CTO DataSift
Hilary Mason – Bit.ly Chief Scientist
Edd Dumbill – Co-Chair Strata Conference – Moderator
Thanks to Oracle we are being hosted in the Lancaster London hotel with drinks and nibbles, and an amazing panel lineup so please join us for the Big Data Week community meetup and of course be vocal on the evening.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:30 PM
Lancaster London Hotel
*Supported by Oracle
Data Visualization London meetup
The Data Visualization London consists of a group of people who are interested in visualization of Big Data to show insights and answers within the data.
Date/Time: Wednesday 25′th of April – 6.30 PM – Late
REGISTER HERE : Data Visualization London
Hashtags: #dvldn #bdw
Twitter – @bigdataweek/@dvizldn
Sponsor Details: Awaiting Details
18:30 – Welcome and networking (maybe some beer and pizza)
19:00 – 10-15 min. talks
1.Paul Gesiak – Data Scientist @Datasift - Gephi on steroids
Visualizing breaking news using Gephi in real time.
2. Ben Hagan – D3 and the real time firehose
Driving 250m tweets into a visualization.
3. James Cheshire – Spatial Analysis and CASA
Dr. James Cheshire is a lecturer at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. James’ research focuses on the analysis and visualisation of large population datasets, and he is becoming increasingly renowned for producing visualisations with the R software platform. His work has been featured in the likes of National Geographic Magazine, The Times Atlas of London and the Evening Standard.
Title: Sensing the City: Mapping and Analysing London’s Population Data Flows
4. Francesco D’Orazio - 10 reasons why we visualize data
The cognitive and strategic reasons why data viz really makes a difference on dealing with big data.
20:00 – QA session
20:30 – Wrap up and continue networking at the pub.
by Doug Cutting
Hadoop UK is Europe’s largest Hadoop user group and the 6th largest in the world.
More details to follow
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 3:30 PM
Londata is Europe’s largest community of professionals exploring commercial opportunities presented by Big Data.
Data be the food of monsters
Toby Moore Moshi Monsters CTO will be discussing the use of large amounts of data and how by enabling technologies to meet commercial needs Moshi Monsters has grown to be a global media platform in a short period of time.
*Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:30 PM – Late
Sponsored by DataSift and Media Science
23rd–29th April 2012