Sunday, June 12, 2011

2011 - July Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday July the 13th at CoSpace Austin from 6:30 - 9pm.

As usual we'll have plenty of Pizza, Beer and Tacos. This event is free and open to everyone. We have lots of people that come that are new to Hadoop and Big Data.


6:30 - 7:00 : Meet and Greet (Austin's Pizza, Quality Beer and Tacos)

7:00 - 7:25 : "Dexy Demo" - Ana Nelson, OpenGamma - @ananelson
Ana is the author of Dexy, an open source tool that allows one to create elegant, reproducible documents which include graphs and analysis from raw data and code. 

7:30 - 8:10 : "Data in the Digital Age" - Kaitlin Thaney, Digital Science - @kaythaney

Kaitlin will be presenting on the data ecosystem and discuss how the way we interact with data is changing in the digital age and the challenges and opportunities presented. The presentation will have a focus on scientific research. 

8:10 - 9:00 : "How Bitly scales data storage and processing" - Hilary Mason, Bitly - @hmason

Hilary will be presenting on some of the unique data storage and processing challenges they encounter at Bitly and how they address them. She will also be covering some of the algorithms that are used at Bitly.


Directions to CoSpace are available here 

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