DC Tech Meetup #4: Big Data Edition

This month we'll be focused on BIG DATA. 

[7:00] Intro + Sponsors thank you (Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs)

[7:10] Investor Panel Intro: Intro by Kevin Green (Valhalla Partners)

[7:11]Investor/CTO Panel: Dan Gordon (Valhalla), Charles Curra (Valhalla), Michael Brown, CTO, ComScore, Sim Simeonov, CTO, Shopximity, Tom Lang, TidalTV

[7:30] Demo 1: AJ Turner, CTO, GeoIQ

[7:35] Demo 2: Ed Peters, Software Architect, OPOWER

[7:40] Demo 3: Stewart Allen, CTO, Clearspring

[7:45] Demo 4: David Rosenthal, Co-Founder, FoundationDB

[7:50] Demo 5: Elaine Harvey, VP of Engineering, Resonate Networks

[7:55] Demo 6: Sean Murphy, CEO, MapFreeduce

[8:00] Demo 7: Matt Bryan, WaPo Labs (Part of The Washington Post Co.)

[8:05] Founders/CTO Panel: Stewart Allen, CTO, Clearspring | Aaron Batalion, CTO, LivingSocial | Dan Yates, CEO, OPOWER

[8:30] Open Mic

[8:45] Bar location revealed

[9:00] Exit

DC's regular Big Data meetups are:

Big Data DC

DC userR Group

Washington DC MongoDB users group


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  • Rahul

    I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was done in a timely manner, was very welcoming for a new person, and the panelists took questions happily.

    June 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found the content really interesting, although the 5 minute presentation format was really short

    June 9, 2011

  • Jeff N.

    Learned a lot about big data and how complex it can be.

    June 9, 2011

  • Nick L.

    The meetup was great - lots of companies working on interesting problems!

    June 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting and varied set of presentations - some good insights

    June 8, 2011

  • Sean A.

    Great panels, excellent moderation and huge attendance -- more like a morning conference session than a meetup (in a good way).

    June 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    good topic, speakers, timeline

    June 8, 2011

  • Howard

    Great pace, interesting agenda and panel!

    June 8, 2011

  • Aaron S.

    Very actionable and insightful

    June 8, 2011

  • Dave S.

    I was hoping for less about architectures and strategies for handling large datasets or high volume processing and more on the opportunities that "big data" can provide. I think it would be more interesting to hear ideas, new problems, novel approaches to old problems, etc. I'm not that concerned with how many servers someone runs or how much data they collect, but that is just me.

    So glad I made it over to Rocket Bar, too. Good beer, great conversation all around. Made for a really enjoyable night.

    June 8, 2011

  • Mike M.

    Great panelists, interesting information being shared.

    June 8, 2011

  • Jon F.

    minus the AV glitch, it was overall a great meetup, lots of good content, great caliber of attendees on the VC and Tech side. Big take-away is that DC needs more developers and UX folk!

    June 8, 2011

  • David C.

    Panels were very knowledgeable. Had a good variety of people discussing Big Data as it relates to them.

    June 8, 2011

  • Zak

    Everyone I bumped into before, during, and after the event was full of awesome information. I'm sure I made connections that will be long-lasting. Very happy to see that the tech scene is not only growing, but alive and well in DC!

    June 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentations & demos!

    June 8, 2011

  • Samir D.

    Very nicely organized, without wasting a minute. Crisp presentations. Impressive audience.

    June 8, 2011

  • Joshua

    Good, but I figured there would be more of a focus on actual big data and some of the technologies being used to deal with it rather than projects people are working on. I guess networking is alright, but eh.

    June 8, 2011

  • Jason S.

    Not really involved with Big Data, but really interesting topic. Great to constantly learn from DC Tech

    June 8, 2011

  • Elaine H.

    Fast paced. Good talk, good speakers.

    June 8, 2011

  • Aaron J. P.

    Nice blend of speakers, panels, demos, gratuitous plugs (maybe a little long on the last)

    June 8, 2011

  • Wayne L.

    Interesting talks, but overall seemed kinda high level. It might have helped to have a more directed agenda that covered specific aspects of big data.

    June 8, 2011

  • Shane

    The speakers were excellent and very informative. This is a great event to meet other tech/startup minded people in the DC area.

    June 8, 2011

  • Adam H.

    Quite a timely and relevant XKCD I think: http://xkcd.com/908/ HA! Looking forward to this, thanks Pete!

    June 6, 2011

  • Luke H.

    Right now on HN http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spring02/cs493/schedule.html algorithms for super massive data sets....super sweeeet

    June 5, 2011

  • Jim C.

    BTW, I'll be at the big data event. Loved the last one. Quite a welcome contrast to the usual telecom/tech get-togethers I frequent. Kudos to the organizers for a super job.

    May 19, 2011

  • Jim C.

    OpenFlow standard is already reducing hardware capex at data centers and may change the economics of IP networks. Check out Stanford's Dr. Nick McKeown at GigaOM event. Watch the whole video -- it will blow you away. http://bit.ly/dcbliZ

    May 19, 2011

  • Paul D.

    Always seeking fresh ideas and business opportunities that help connect communications professionals.

    May 13, 2011

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