February Big Data Open Mic Lightning Talks and Networking

  • February 10, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Please send your 10-minute lightning talk topic to me via email on this Meetup Site to reserve your spot and have your topic listed....please note our venue has changed due to availability and expected size of the group to Zella.


February's schedule will be as follows:

6:30-7pm Networking

7-8pm Lightning Sessions on Big Data Topics

8-8:30pm Q&A and Networking

The format (suggested by one of our members) is 'Open mic on Big Data Analytics'.  Members of our group will have 10 minutes maximum to speak on a big-data related topic of their choice. 

Lightning Talk  Big Data Open Mic Topics confirmed:

- Aldo Deijkers, co-founder Core Analytics will provide a  technical overview on options for data access via API's on social sites.

- Tim Negris, Yottamine, will speak on 'Hyper-parallel Machine Learning, or What the SVM Needs to Succeed'

- Marc Epner, Kognitio, will introduce Kognitio's big data solution suite.

- Mark Whipple, IBM, will speak on "An Overview of IBM's Big Data Solution"

- Kyle Weeks, IBM, will introduce 'new ways to automatically uncover key insights and statistically interesting relationships from big data'.

- Sasha Gutfraind, Research Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, will speak on 'Testing network analytics with MUSKETEER' http://people.cs.clemson.edu/~isafro/musketeer/index.html

-Christopher S. Rollyson, Founder, Chief Digital Office will speak on "Using Social Business to De-Risk Big Data"

-Alislinn Chen, BellaDati, will speak on "Data Discovery for Business Users"

- Anish Koppula, SMG Performance Marketing will speak on the topic "PathFinder - A digital Attribution Solution"

-Mike Dietrich, Zipfian Academy. will present on his project 'Shazam for Animals', using machine learning on audio of whalesong to identify species.

Please send me a note to reserve your 10-minute slot with topic (this can be an overview of a vendor product, a project you are working on, big data area of interest, big data problem you would like to crowd source during Q&A, academic work, and all practitioners and vendors are welcome to reserve a spot and present to the group for a maximum of 10 minutes).

I'll update the micro-presentation schedule as your topics come in.

Great news, we have a sponsonship offer for our upcoming March meeting from Yottamine, who will  present to us on their Big Data Machine Learning and make an announcement about the new product at the event, there will be drinks and a giveaway.  Details forthcoming on this!

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  • Baoqiang

    Is there any way we could have a list of links to the speakers and/or their presentation?

    1 · February 11, 2014

    • Kimberly C

      Sure thing, we're in the process of assembling this. If anyone would like material sooner please reach out directly to the presenters, all of the names and topics are listed on the Event invite (accessible by clicking on the 'see all' blue link above - contact links are below as well for several presenters.

      1 · February 11, 2014

  • Aislinn

    Great meetup. Thanks for organising it. If anyone wants to try BellaDati, just register the free trial at www.belladati.com Of course, feel free to contact me if you want to know more.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Andy F.

    Great event! Any way to get a copy of the deck?

    February 11, 2014

    • Kimberly C

      Thanks Andy, we'll be posting the decks and videos on the site, asap. In the meantime please feel free to reach out directly to the presenters for a copy. Very nice seeing you at the event.

      February 11, 2014

  • Tim N.

    It was a great event. If anybody wants a copy of my presentation (with speaker's notes!), please send me an email. [masked]

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Kimberly C

    Thank you to everyone for coming out, and to all of our great presenters!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really great meeting and thank you all for coming and thank you to all presenters!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Rashed A.

    The meeting was awesome but the location small and not enough for a lot of people

    February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I am unable to attend. I have a conflict.

    February 10, 2014

  • Christopher S. R.

    Locked and loaded, looking forward to sharing a social business angle on big data with you all and hearing your thoughts!

    February 10, 2014

  • Renee R.

    So disappointed that im out of town this evening. Sounds like a great lineup and incredible turnout. Can't wait to see the video. Enjoy!!

    2 · February 10, 2014

  • Somasundaram S.

    I am from Racine, WI. So it's tough for me to join in person. Looking forward to network with the group members and learn online using the topics posted here.. Thanks for the interesting topics, please share the online links.

    January 30, 2014

  • Uma

    Hi all, I live in Bloomington, IL. Just wondering if I can join online?


    January 17, 2014

    • Kimberly C

      Uma, we'll be taping this and posting the video of the talks after the session.

      January 27, 2014

  • Amber L.

    So excited!

    January 18, 2014

  • Christopher S.

    Is the 'Mining Social Data for Wellness Outcomes and Healthcare Optimization' presentation going to be at this meetup in February or a different one and who is giving it?

    January 5, 2014

    • Kimberly C

      It's still in the planning phases, if others have related or big data topics to present please send me an email. The social media/health topic is forthcoming and details will be posted asap.

      January 5, 2014

  • Christopher S. R.

    Great topic! Kudos!

    1 · December 19, 2013

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