Big Data Day


Bay Area Software Engineers (BASE) is bringing engineering leaders from the big data space to direct technical discussions on creating awesome software. The Big Data Day talks will focus on sharing actionable advice for engineers and are likely to be too technical for those who do not create in code. Please register to join us for a day of awesome engineering talks, prizes, pizza & drinks.  It is free to sign up but space is limited.

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The theme of discussion for this day will be working with large amounts of data. We've brought a group of engineers who are solving very interesting big data engineering issues and are excited to speak.






Developer Evangelist at Microsoft

Utilizing big data technologies with Microsoft. Bruno is currently Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in Northern California. Bruno is a former “Rapid Response Engineer.” The new term is “Premier Field Engineer (PFE).” Whatever you call it, he was able to handle critical situations and was deployed to customer sites across the EMEA region. He has worn many hats in his career, from low-level, deep debugging to hosting and presenting at large conferences about developer technologies, such cloud computing, architecture, performance tuning.



Software Licensing and IP Attorney

Tomas M. Flores, Esq. (B.S. Computer Science; Juris Doctorate). Software licensing, and intellectual property attorney proudly serving Bay Area developers and technology companies since 2008. Former prosecutor, and software engineer.



Chief Scientist, Restaurant Sciences

Monetizing big data in the restaurant space. David has a Physics degree from UNC and was awarded the first patent for a system to sanitize textile needles by the Public Health Corps. His Tech Proficiencies include POS (Normalization, Integration), No SQL (Mongo, Hadoop), Scaling SQL databases (Postgres), Data Analysis (R), Presentation (D3, Processing), and Machine Learning (Mahout, Numenta) He holds Board positions at the following: Restaurant Sciences, MediaGlint, Dash, FohBoh, appPlatter, SnapSpend, PosIq, SubtleData, GeoSPec360. David also holds six patents in various fields and has authored two books on equity derivatives.



Co-founder & Managing Partner Hazelcast

Hazelcast, in-memory big data. The Co-Founder of Hazelcast, an in-memory data grid product will give a 20 minute technical talk on Hazelcast. Prior to joining Hazelcast, Fuad worked on J2EE projects as a technology consultant in financial and telecom industries. He was an IT architect at IBM, developing J2EE based core-banking system for one of the biggest banking transformation projects in Europe.



Founder of Chartio

Dave Fowler is the founder of Chartio, the best interface for data. A Forbe’s 30 under 30 in Technology for 2011 and 2012, Dave moved to the Bay Area three years ago where he joined Y Combinator and pursued his startup idea of giving a face to data. During and after school Dave worked at IBM for 2 years where he worked on the processor for the Xbox 360 and filed 10 patents. In school he studied Physics, two other undergrads and finished with a masters degree in Electrical Engineering.








Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.



Become Noticed


Become Noticed is a San Francisco SEO Company that focuses on best practices and engaging the latest Web technologies to build strong Web strategies for clients developing Websites and Applications.

The Founder of Become Noticed Michael Latulippe is a software engineer and Web developer specializing in PHP, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript, and HTML5 technologies.

Become Noticed, Inc. sponsors the BASE and Eclipse Group with financial, logistic, and promotional support.



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Bay Area Software Engineers is Growing


Our group has grown by leaps and bounds this past year and we are proud to announce that Bay Area Software Engineers (BASE) is going to continue to grow and develop our ecosystem with job fairs, training events, and groundbreaking events.  We couldn't do it without our members and we want to thank you for being apart of this growing organization.

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  • Michael L.

    Great event, very interesting talks.

    April 22, 2013

  • Ping

    Greetings, All, Some of you may be interested in joining in these events:

    1. A casual BlackBerry Hack Day event on Apr 28, 2013, Learn, practice, succeed, and have fun, porting your existing IOS or Android Apps into BlackBerry, or developing your BlackBerry Apps:

    We'll have some fun swag to give away, and playbook raffle too.

    2. Big Data on BlackBerry:

    3. Hack Night and BlackBerry Jam Americas 2013 Conference Recap:



    April 21, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    Good meeting - definitely worth the trip from the South Bay.

    April 20, 2013

  • Kayla K.

    I wasn't able to attend, but if you are interested in a career in Big Data, then check out Rocket Fuel,
    You can also send your resume to me at [masked]

    April 20, 2013

  • Simon C.

    Looks exciting! I am not in the bay area today unfortunately.

    We are building a big-data-ready Open Aource Machine Learning server called PredictionIO ( It empowers software engineers to build predictive features such as personalization and recommendation.

    Love to share it with the BASE community next time.

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Michael L.

      Definitely get in touch with me, I'd like to see a talk done on PredictionIO

      1 · April 20, 2013

  • Chris M.

    So sorry I cannot attend. Last minute issue. Please open up my slot of someone can use it!

    April 20, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Family duties call, so I can't make it. I would love links to slides or presentations if/when available.

    April 20, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Speaker Info is here: - If anyone else wants to speak about something just let me know.

    April 19, 2013

  • Joonho E.

    Hi, there!!

    April 19, 2013

  • Allan S.

    I'll be there Michael ! =)

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait!

    April 6, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Great news everyone, we are now making this event free thanks to sponsorships, and will be giving everyone who paid a refund.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Bernard Hayes (Joe, I just c.

    Good chance to hear the MS take on this important trend.

    March 10, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Comments here should only be posted by software engineers, job requirements should not be posted on BASE comments.

    December 5, 2012

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