We have frequent results-focused meetups that provide opportunities for a broad community of participants to focus on big data products for the Federal Big Data Initiative:

• Federal: Supports the Federal Big Data Initiative, but not endorsed by the Federal Government or its Agencies;

• Big Data: Supports the Federal Digital Government Strategy which is "treating all content as data", so big data = all your content;

• Working Group: Data Science Teams composed of Federal Government and Non-Federal Government experts producing big data products; and

• Meetup: The world's largest network of local groups to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize like MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Classes) being considered by the White House.

The Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup is also about helping government agencies develop:

• People – Data Scientists/Chief Data Officers

• Process – Data Infrastructure

• Products – Data Publications

Some examples:






• Eastern Foundry

And provide MOOCs/Meetups for training and networking.

Five MOOCs for Big Data Applications and Analytics:

• Practical Data Science for Data Scientists by Niemann Based on Schutt and O’Neil Book

• Data Science for Data Mining by Niemann Based on North Book and Borne Class

• Federal Big Data Working Group Meetups by Niemann and Goodier

• Data Science for Tackling the Challenges of Big Data, MIT ProfessionalX Online Course by Niemann Based on Rus and Madden MOOC

• Data Science for Big Data Application and Analytics MOOC by Niemann Based on Geoffrey Fox MOOC

• Data Science for ​Mining of Massive Datasets by Niemann Based on Stanford MOOC (IN PROCESS)

• USDA Data Science MOOC by Niemann based on USDA CIO and ACDO on Open Data Plan and Roundtable Meetup

See: Semantic Community and Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup

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