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April 13, 2012

Big Data Week: meetups in SF and around the world

Big Data Week aims to connect data enthusiasts, technologists, and professionals across the globe through a series of meet-ups. The idea is to build community among groups working on big data and to spur conversations about relevant topics ranging from technology to commercial use cases.
Allison Domicone
Allison Domicone
Allison Domicone was formerly a Program and Policy Consultant to Common Crawl and previously worked for Creative Commons.
Big Data Week

Big Data Week aims to connect data enthusiasts, technologists, and professionals across the globe through a series of meetups between April 19th-28th. The idea is to build community among groups working on big data and to spur conversations about relevant topics ranging from technology to commercial use cases. With big data an increasingly hot topic, it’s becoming ever more important for data scientists, technologists, and wranglers to work together to establish best practices and build upon each others’ innovations.

Big Data Week aims to connect data enthusiasts, technologists, and professionals across the globe through a series of meetups between April 19th-28th. The idea is to build community among groups working on big data and to spur conversations about relevant topics ranging from technology to commercial use cases. With big data an increasingly hot topic, it’s becoming ever more important for data scientists, technologists, and wranglers to work together to establish best practices and build upon each others’ innovations.

Big Data Week aims to connect data enthusiasts, technologists, and professionals across the globe through a series of meetups between April 19th-28th. The idea is to build community among groups working on big data and to spur conversations about relevant topics ranging from technology to commercial use cases. With big data an increasingly hot topic, it’s becoming ever more important for data scientists, technologists, and wranglers to work together to establish best practices and build upon each others’ innovations.

With 50 meetups spread across England, Australia, and the U.S., there is plenty happening between April 19-28. If you’re in the SF Bay Area, here are a few noteworthy events that may be of interest to you!

  • Bio + Tech | Bio Hackers and Founders Meetup on Tuesday, April 24th, 7pm at Giordano in the Mission. This will be a great chance to network with a diverse group of professionals from across the fields of science, data, and medicine.
  • Introduction to Hadoop on Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30pm at Swissnex. This is a full event, but you can join the waiting list.
  • InfoChimps Presents Ironfan on Thursday, April 26th, 7pm at SurveyMonkey in Palo Alto. Hear Flip Kromer, CTO of Infochimps, present on Ironfan, which makes provisioning and configuring your Big Data infrastructure simple.
  • Data Science Hackathon on Saturday, April 28th. This international hackathon aims to demonstrate the possibilities and power of combining Data Science with Open Source, Hadoop, Machine Learning, and Data Mining tools.

See a full list of events on the Big Data Week website.

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