Solving analytic problems in the real world

"In theory there is no difference between practice and theory. In practice there is." --Yogi Berra

Hold the date! The Boston Analytics Professionals meetup group is holding our first meetup on June 19th, 2013 from 6-9PM at Hack/Reduce (www.hackreduce.org).


For our first meetup, let's talk about how to get past some of the tougher bumps in the road to big data analytics.

Specifically, let's discuss:

  • How to turn a data analyst into a junior data scientist (without six months of training)
  • How to make big data analytics more accessible with a simple methodology and building block approach
  • Hadoop by itself isn't enough for the enterprise. What else is needed? An expert with big data analytics, Hadoop and security experience will talk about the current state and where the technology needs to go.


Speakers will include Dr. Milorad Krneta, an analytic pioneer and researcher, who will cover our first topic. We’ve also secured industry veteran Walter Maguire to talk about new methods and tools that can make today’s analysts immediately more efficient at analytic discovery and mining across large datasets. If there’s time, we may even do a live demo. Finally, we're really excited to announce that Adam Fuchs, CTO of Sqrrl, will be speaking. Previously at the NSA (National Security Agency), Adam has done some amazing stuff, and was one of the founding contributors to the Apache Accumulo project.


The tentative schedule is:
5:30-6:00 Registration
6:00-7:00 Speakers
7:00-9:00 Networking and Social time


We'll also be raffling off an iPad Mini w/ wifi to one lucky attendee!

Invite your friends and colleagues to join the Meetup and share ideas for effectively implementing advanced analytics.

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  • sai prasad

    we are working on a startup in India with a focus on Analytics in Finance and Energy sectors. Can some one help me on structure and long term guidance

    June 16

  • Steve McGarry

    I found an awesome Analytics tool for automating Twitter engagement called Slingbot (http://www.slingbot.co/­). I beta tested it this week and it works quite well. Does anyone know any other social media engagement automating tools with analytics?

    January 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was reminded this morning that a lot of the attendees from the meetup wanted more information on the companies represented. Here are the presenters, their respective companies, and links to their websites:

    Walt Maguire, Analytics Director, ParAccel, an Actian Company
    http://www.paraccel.com­

    Milorad Krneta, Founder and CEO, Soft10
    http://www.soft10ware.com­

    Joe Cavanaugh, Solution Architect, Sqrrl
    http://www.sqrrl.com­

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've just uploaded the slides for my presentation. Go to the main page for the Boston Analytics Professionals group, then hover your mouse over the "More" menu item. Select "Files" and you'll see the pdf.

    June 24, 2013

  • MJ Jensen

    A little thin

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi MJ- Was there something in particular that was lacking? We're always looking to fine tune these events to the audience - which varies greatly by region. What would you like to see at the next meetup?

      June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all- Thanks for attending our inaugural meetup! We're always looking to improve things, so if you've got some specific feedback or suggestions, please share them! Looking forward to next time...

    June 24, 2013

  • Steve Foster

    Good content

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    may be next time. Sorry to miss it.

    June 19, 2013

  • Vanya Kuneva

    I will be there at 6 pm

    June 18, 2013

  • Michael Merson

    Senior Developer - Web Dev/Architecture, Tableau Data Viz

    June 14, 2013

  • Rinat Sergeev

    That sounds awesome! I am looking forward to attend.

    June 13, 2013

  • Solomon Murungu

    Interested in this topic

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    May 31, 2013

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