Big Data in West Michigan - Lunch and Plan

We're a new group. This is our first Meetup. I'd like you to join me for lunch. Let's talk about goals for this group -- plan some meetings/sessions, and talk about where we can be in 3 months, 6 months, a year.

Come and introduce yourself. Let's learn and grow Grand Rapids' very own Big Data community.

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  • Frans B.

    Well attended, well organized!!

    1 · June 17

  • Josh F.

    Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to lunch today! I had a great time meeting each one of you, and look forward to the next meeting. I will plan on keeping up with the conversation here in the meantime!

    June 17

  • Paul S.

    It was great to meet you today. Sorry that I had to leave so soon.

    1 · June 17

    • Rob G.

      Great to meet you too!

      June 17

    • Josh F.

      Likewise, Paul! Thank you for taking time to come out and share with us!

      June 17

  • Andrew

    Currently working in kzoo, if there is an evening event I'd like to make it out sometime.

    June 16

    • Josh F.

      Sounds great, Andrew! I suspect that's one of the details we'll be talking about during lunch tomorrow. In my experience with running User Groups, the member base is split pretty equally between wanting evening sessions and lunch sessions. We'll do our best to make this available to as many people as possible!

      June 16

  • Patrick M B.

    I would love to join you, but I have a meeting at work during that time frame.

    June 14

    • Josh F.

      Sorry we will miss you. Hopefully next time.

      June 14

  • Frans B.

    Ewww... some of my thoughts were published in Engineer IT (South Africa) as part of a virtual panel discussion. Enjoy: http://z.engineerit.ee.co.za/index.aspx?issue=issue57&page=23

    June 14

    • Josh F.

      Great article! I agree with you that even in this early adopter phase we are already seeing great value in the technology. Looking forward to chatting with you next week!

      June 14

  • ivan a.

    I can do lunch anywhere around down town GR.

    May 18

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you're targeting downtown, I vote for some place with the closest parking.

      May 24

    • Josh F.

      Good idea! We'll do our best to accommodate!

      May 27

  • Frans B.

    There's a big data solution to the choice of location ;-)

    May 19

    • Frans B.

      Hahah! Was thinking, we could collect GPS coordinates, calculate the transportation networks, fetch food preferences from the participant's facebook pages, reference with meetup.com registered (and discounted) restautants, and select the one restaurant winning the auction for our business. Yet, somehow I wonder if this is the world we want to live in ;-)

      May 20

    • Josh F.

      So, we'll have the answer in about, what, 6 months ;)

      May 21

  • Carlus H.

    Flexible....

    May 19

    • Josh F.

      Sounds great, and welcome!

      May 19

  • Josh F.

    Want to join us for our first meeting and lunch? Answer the Poll located on our Meetup page and help decide where we eat!

    May 14

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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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