We are going to hold our next meetup on Tuesday, April 2nd. Kyle Bolton from Crashlytics (now Twitter) will talk about RedStorm, a Ruby DSL for Storm, based on JRuby. Volkmar Uhlig from HStreaming will be joining us to talk about their solution for real-time big data problems.
hack/reduce offered to host us at their awesome space in Kendall Square. Visible Measures is sponsoring pizza/refreshments.
6:30-7:15 Ruby and Twitter Storm: Introduction to RedStorm
7:15-7:45 Blessing and Curse of Big Data
7:45- Announcements, Demos, Etc.
Afterwards anyone is welcome to show demos, discuss job openings, etc.
Note that the space is limited to 70 people or so.
Blessing and Curse of Big Data
Volkmar Uhlig, will demonstrate how Big Data is changing industries by showcasing the need in mobile advertising to track and analyze a billion users with millisecond latencies. Volkmar will also talk about the challenges of predictive modelling and why he believes the future of mobile advertising as well as other industries lies in understanding users and why all businesses will have to invest significantly in technology and analytics in order to stay competitive.
Volkmar is the founder of HStreaming, a Silicon Valley startup providing stream analytics platform built on Hadoop. Before, Volkmar worked on massive scale low-latency stream processing in High Frequency Trading and at IBM Research. Volkmar was the lead architect of the L4 microkernel which is commercially deployed in over two billion cell phones. Volkmar has published numerous papers, holds multiple patents, and is actively participating in the research community. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University Karlsruhe, Germany.