The goal of the meetup is to teach Big Data ideas and concepts. The format is hands-on so a laptop with 64-bit OS is required. Every week we have labs with members coding and using Big Data technologies. Since the big data arena is a somewhat new area of research, there are many new technologies and approaches to explore.
- A laptop with 64-bit OS able to run virtual box
- Working knowledge of programming concepts and database theory is helpful.
- Strong interest in expanding your view of what computing and data analysis can really do.