Big Data Week schedule

Monday 23rd April 2012

  • Big Data London – 10th Big Data London Meetup

    At 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday 23rd April

    Coverage link

  • Big Data London launches at Google Campus - Opening event for Big Data Week London

    by Tim Estes, Adewale Oshineye, FlyingBinary, Emmanuel Marchal, Musicmetric, Acunu, Digital Reasoning, Michael Manoochehri, Jacqui Taylor and Doug Cutting

    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
    - snippets
    - 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

    Big Data London is co-organized by big data companies Acunu.com and Musicmetric.com

    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.

    At 6:30pm to 10:00pm, Monday 23rd April

  • Big Data Week London – Data Science Game Changer: What Enterprises can Learn from Startups

    by Bruce Durling and Hilary Mason

    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

    At 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Monday 23rd April

Tuesday 24th April 2012

  • Big Data Week London – 3rd Machine Learning Meetup

    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

    Hashtags: #machinelearninglondon

    Sponsor Details: Forward Internet Group for Hosting, Rangespan for Food & Drinks.

    At 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday 24th April

  • Big Data Week London – Community Meetup

    by Doug Culling, Hilary Mason and Edd Dumbill

    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

    At 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday 24th April

    Coverage write-up

Wednesday 25th April 2012

  • Big Data Week London – Data Visualization London

    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.

    At 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Wednesday 25th April

  • Big Data Week London – Hadoop Day

    by Doug Cutting

    Hadoop UK is Europe’s largest Hadoop user group and the 6th largest in the world.

    Hadoop Day

    More details to follow

    *Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 3:30 PM


    At 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April 2012

  • Big Data Week London – Londata ‘Data be the food of monsters’

    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

    At 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursday 26th April