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Data, data everywhere, but how can it help us think?

Big Data Bellevue Meetup takes place at inome headquarters in Bellevue. inome provides the only centralized service for delivering comprehensive information about people, places, organizations, and their connection to each other. Our state-of-the-art big data technology platform is utilized across a wide range of industries to implement specific solutions.

On the third Wednesday of each month, we invite an industry leader in Big Data to give a presentation followed by a lively discussion on big data technology and its impact on business world. Past speakers include researchers from the University of Washington, as well as senior members of various companies, such as Microsoft, Amazon, eBay, and inome.

This month's speaker is Marc Millstone  (Socrata). He is a Lead Backend Engineer at Socrata. Before joining Socrata, Marc spent two years in the Mathematical Sciences group at IBM Watson Research, as both a post-doc and Research Staff Member. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, where he worked jointly with Lawrence Berkeley National lab, specializing in practical methods for solving large-scale optimization problems.

Talk Title: Data, data everywhere, but how can it help us think?

Abstract: The fact that data can drive better decisions is now taken for granted across the industry, with numerous discussions and techniques for handling "Big Data".  Customers and users, however, do not have "Big Data" problems. They simply have questions for which data may help inform an answer. This talk will provide an overview of current trends in delivering context around data to better inform these decisions, with a specific focus around the current Open Data revolution.

inome graciously provides free drink and pizza!


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  • Vinh T.

    Great talk. I appreciate the point that Marc and the Socrata team was driving home that you needs to first understand your problem domain and not relying solely on tools.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • K Ramesh Babu, C.

    This is my first meetup in the Seattle area, and am very happy to find friendly professionals. The talk was quite interesting, but seemed to focus on somewhat intangible matters

    March 19, 2014

  • Stan C.

    I love the quote by our speaker "How much of a Risk not Knowing". As a QA Manager supplying the 'right' data to the business which enables them to make informative decisions can be challenging at times. More often then not business descions are not made by data regardless the accuracy or quality but by command and control individuals.

    March 19, 2014

  • Hsuan-hua C.

    I enjoyed the case studies.

    March 19, 2014

  • Henry P.

    The best

    March 19, 2014

  • Durmus Ugur K.

    I thought I would be able to make it, however, it looks like I won't. I withdrew my RSVP.

    March 19, 2014

  • Xin W.

    Parking is available in the underground garage of the building [masked] Ave NE, Bellevue, WA). Pizza and drinks will be provided by inome.

    March 18, 2014

    • Tingting R.

      are you coming to this Meetup, Henry?

      1 · March 19, 2014

    • Henry P.

      Yes Ms. Ren, I'm planning to go. Henry

      1 · March 19, 2014

  • John L.

    Last minute hiccup means I won't be able to attend. Changing my RSVP, hope someone can use my seat.

    March 19, 2014

  • Iwona B.

    There are 59 people on the wait list, so please update your RSVP if you know you won't attend. Thank you!

    March 19, 2014

  • Phil J.

    Hi Blaise,
    Thank you for informing you won't be able to attend. I am interested in attending this meeting should the spot still be available.

    March 18, 2014

  • C Blaise M.

    I won't be able to attend this Meetup, so I hope someone else can fill my spot. I've changed my RSVP.

    March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Data scientist working at At&t Inc.

    February 18, 2014

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