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BigDataCamp Silicon Valley @Strata 2012

BigDataCamp takes place the night before the O'Reilly's Strata Conference . We invite all attendees and anyone else interested in Big Data to join us for a lively discussion, finger food, and a frosty beverage or two.

BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Led by CloudCamp's Dave Nielsen, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with community-proposed topics, including Lightning Talks & Unconference Sessions. 

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

Schedule: Feb 27, 2012
5:30pm  - Registration, Finger Food & Networking
6:00pm  - Welcome, Thank-you & Introductions - Dave Nielsen

7:15pm  - Organize Unconference 
7:30pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 1
8:15pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 2
9:00pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 3
9:45pm  - Wrap Up (1 minute summary of each session)
10:00pm  - Marriott Hotel Bar?

Organizer & Facilitator:
Dave Nielsen of

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  • henry c.

    vibe was awesome. every seemed very excited by the format and topics!

    February 29, 2012

  • Subramanyam V D.

    Thanks for setting this up.

    February 29, 2012

  • richard f.

    Too many people, breakout session rooms were too noisy, couldn't hear peoples comments.

    February 28, 2012

  • Ken K.

    Fewer vendors on the un-panel :)

    February 28, 2012

  • Serge B.

    BigDataCamp is a a great place to learn about Hadoop framework and share your experiences with other professionals

    February 28, 2012

  • Stephen

    Thanks for the event and free beer (awesome!), but you gotta stick to your time schedule. The unconference sessions started 30 min late, there were only two of them, and since the speakers did not have a link to a longer abstract it was hard to guess which one would be worth attending. The voting to organize the unconference sessions took way too long, partly due to duplicate proposals. Most speakers did not know there would be projector hookups for laptops so came unprepared.

    February 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    good introduction to the world of big data, i liked the format. Thanks for hosting!

    February 28, 2012

  • Fadi Afa A.

    Dave is incredible and the people there are very open to suggestions and working together. Still, it was Dave's spirit and approach that made this incredibly dynamic and high energy. I didn't feel the time pass

    February 28, 2012

  • Bernard Francis K.

    RainStor here to talk about big data compression

    February 27, 2012

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