We're back after the Summer break and have terrific speakers: Dwight Merriman (10Gen), Rick Smolan (Human Face of Big Data), K Young (Mortar) and Olivier Pomel (Datadog).
In part due to a scheduling conflict for one of our previously announced presenters, the agenda for the meetup has evolved; here's the revised agenda:
1) Rick Smolan will tell us about his fascinating new project, the "Human Face of Big Data" - see the NY Times coverage here: http://nyti.ms/TO5MDd.
2) We'll do a spotlight on two emerging NYC data startups:
- Mortar (presenter: K Young, CEO). Mortar (www.mortardata.com) provides a platform-as-a-service for Hadoop. They take care of all of the necessary infrastructure (via AWS) and allow any software engineer to run jobs on Hadoop using Apache Pig and Python without special training.
- Datadog (presenter: Olivier Pomel, CEO). Datadog (www.datadoghq.com) is a service for IT, Operations and Development teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight. Datadog helps software developers and web ops understand their IT Data by putting it all in context.
3) We'll finish with a fireside chat with Dwight Merriman, CEO and co-founder, 10Gen. 10Gen (www.10gen.com) develops MongoDB, and offers production support, training, and consulting for the open source database. Dwight is one of the original authors of MongoDB. In 1995, Dwight co-founded DoubleClick (acquired by Google for $3.1 billion) and served as its CTO for ten years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure,DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight is co-founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (now part of CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology that serves hundreds of thousands of objects per second. Dwight is also a co-founder and investor in BusinessInsider.com and Gilt Groupe.