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Big Data from the Ground Up with Nick Martin of McKesson Medical Surgical

  • Apr 29, 2014 · 5:30 PM

McKesson Medical-Surgical is an industry leader delivering cutting-edge technology, business and clinical solutions, educational resources and regulatory training for healthcare providers. Their Big Data practice leader Nick Martin will share the story of how they implemented Hadoop (and related tools) in their organization and delivered tangible business value. Topics will include key cultural, technical and organizational lessons-learned and an overview of the core components of their “Big Data” ecosystem. Although the material will not be unduly technical expect to gain an enhanced understanding of how a Big Data practice can be built from scratch, limitations of key components of the Hadoop ecosystem, use cases, fails/wins, playing nice with enterprise architects and navigating the Big Data landscape within a Fortune 14 organization. 

Tentative Schedule: 

5:30-6:15 Beer, Pizza, and Networking 

6:15-6:30 Introduction

6:30-7:30 Big Data from the Ground Up

7:30-8:00 Closing remarks, questions, and wrap up

As usual, it'll be a casual learning environment with pizza and beer. If you have any trouble finding the meet up, call Katie at[masked]-1005.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome presentation by Nick! Great group of people. Thanks for making me feel welcome at my first Big Data meetup - I'm looking forward to the next one.

    April 30, 2014

  • Eric N.

    My first Big Data meetup: kind of blown away and definitely coming back for more!

    April 30, 2014

  • Ben W.

    Thanks BDJ for making April our most attended meetup yet!!! Thanks to Nick for the colorful presentation, we will be posting the slides from his powerpoint shortly. Can't wait to see everyone next month!!

    April 30, 2014

  • Jack C.

    Congrats to Frederick and Gilbert for winning the FREE tickets to the *Code On The Beach* conference August 8-10, 2014.

    Last year, Gregory Young flew from Europe to Jacksonville and presented Command Query Responsibility Segregation – a topic Paul Michaud and Nick Martin touched upon last night. Gregory is back at CotB again this year to share the latest about PolyGlot data.

    There is still time to use the "earlybird" discount code if you Sign-Up *today* on

    2 · April 30, 2014

  • Ted W.

    Great presentation and a great crowd!

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Katie B.

    Thanks for coming out tonight guys! This was such a fun meetup! Thanks Nick.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Jack C.

    Nick, thanks for sharing your experiences with the community.

    April 29, 2014

  • PK G.

    Excellent presentation on how Hadoop Practice got going in the real world!

    April 29, 2014

  • Charlotte L.

    Sorry I will miss this. Everyone drive safe

    April 29, 2014

  • Nick M.

    I have more than enough to fill the time but want to make sure I cover what you all want to hear! Post here if you're interested in a particular aspect of Big Data @ Big Corporate and I'll be sure to work it in and provide my experience/thoughts...

    2 · April 7, 2014

    • Ben W.

      Hi Nick, I did a surveymonkey survey last month to identify what aspects of Big Data the group is most interested in. I can send you the results if interested. Thanks for engaging the group!!

      2 · April 8, 2014

    • Nick M.

      Absolutely send it my way!

      April 8, 2014

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