What we're about

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Our Mission: To create a sharing community to build up practical data processing literacy in Singapore and around the region.

What we do: To proliferate Big Data usage is at our core, but as all geeky nerds, we also follow other trends in tech, and let these trends shape our views. We’re called BigDataX because we want to cross over to related fields when required to get things working, for no field is superior and could grow on its own.

Organisers
We're a 8-member team, passionate and building up our knowledge base to serve you better

Divya Gehlot (https://www.meetup.com/BigDataX/members/188162909/), who will be in charge of finding the next topics for our meetup, scanning our speakers and content.

Quick words from Divya: “A Hadoop Pioneer user and passionate learner of big data technologies. Experienced playing with structured financial data to unstructured telco data. Worked on almost all the big data technologies. Firm believer that data is the most valuable asset and right data has power to move the world.”

Hien Mai (https://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Ingest-Singapore/members/234693193/), who will be in charge of our hosting location and sponsored food and drinks amongst other things.

Quick words from Hien: “After seeing the power of data at work, I am optimistic and pessimistic of our inevitable AI future. My top priority now is to build the culture of responsible usage of data.”

Wang Wei Yang (https://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Ingest-Singapore/members/198857860/), who will be in charge of making sure our content is accessible to students/fresh graduates, not just experienced professionals.

Quick words from Wei Yang: “I teach network science, complexity science, and system dynamics in NUS. While these are immensely interesting in their own right, science has its final justification through data. I hope to develop this community into a teaching and learning space for all things Big Data!”

Liu Jia Lin (https://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Ingest-Singapore/members/219346240/), who will be in charge of our recruitment on top of her role as exco-member. Please support her as she reaches out to you when we recruit more committee member!

Quick words from Jia Lin: “Currently I am working as an IT consultant and Spark developer at IBM. I have been through the process from drowning in 101 Big Data terms (and animal names) to writing Spark codes on a frequent basis. I hope to introduce Big Data to more people in an interesting way and utilise data in a value-adding way.”

Nick Choy (https://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Ingest-Singapore/members/151473652/), who will be our first speaker for the first meetup!

Quick words from Nick: “My journey as a solver of data puzzles began in the analytics space. However, just as painters need paint and canvas, data scientists need curated data and analytics platforms. To meet this demand I developed skills in big data architecture and engineering. The success of technology based solutions stands on three legs: People, process and technology. This Big Data Meetup gathers these essential pieces. I look forward to learning and growing together as a community.”

Kenneth Leung (https://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Ingest-Singapore/members/249744106/), who is in charge of marketing efforts.

Quick words from Kenneth: “Kenneth is a licensed drug dealer (pharmacist) and data analyst in a Singapore public hospital. He is an avid learner and doer, and is keen to upgrade and upskill in order to transform pharmacy (and healthcare) for the better. Outside of work, Kenneth enjoys reading, calisthenics, and whiskey on the rocks.”

Vicky Miao (https://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Ingest-Singapore/members/239220898/), who will be in charge of operations excellence

Quick words from Vicky:“I’m an IT Business Analyst and CPA holder with double degree in Accounting and Statistics. Terminology comes and goes, but the constant is a data explosion and the need to make sense of it, especially for data-intensive industry like financial services and IT. Big Data is a group of data enthusiasts who are eager to learn and share the latest big data techniques. Let’s grow together and have fun along the way!”

Paul Lorett Amazona

Quick words from Paul: "Developer who served several years in the investment banking domain delivering end-to-end .NET solutions.Passionate in using data science, technology, and AI to solve problems.The world is full of exciting problems and Big Data tech is a great tool to have in our arsenal."

Upcoming events (3)

BigDataX Presents: Kubernetes in the Google Cloud (Workshop)

BigDataX Presents: Kubernetes in the Google Cloud (Workshop) === Description === Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestration system and was designed specifically with Google Cloud Platform integration in mind. In this beginner to intermediate level quest, you will get hands-on practice configuring Docker images and containers, deploying fully-fledged Kubernetes Engine applications, and integrating Slackbot and MongoDB databases with Kubernetes. You will learn practical skills needed for integrating container orchestration into your own workflow. == Price == Free! (Limited seats) We hope that everyone will be given a chance to attend and learn. Therefore, users who repeatedly RSVP BUT DO NOT turn up will be flagged and tagged ineligible for future workshops. If drop-out rate is high and the community is not responsible during RSVP, we’ll consider charging for future workshop. === Schedule === 0930 - 0950: Kube Quest Overiew 0950 - 1000: Module 1 Concepts QuickDive 1000 - 1100: Workshop Proper: Module 1: Introduction to Docker (+ break for early finishers) 1100 - 1110: Module 2 Concepts QuickDive 1110 - 1210: Workshop Proper: Module 2: Hello Node Kubernetes 1210 - 1300: Lunch Break 1300 - 1315: Module 3 Concepts QuickDive 1315 - 1430: Workshop Proper: Module 3: Orchestrating the Cloud with Kubernetes (+ break for early finishers) 1430 - 1440: Module 4 Concepts QuickDive 1440 - 1540: Workshop Proper: Module 4: Managing Deployments Using Kubernetes Engine (+ break for early finishers) 1540 - 1550: Module 5 Concepts QuickDive 1550 - 1720: Workshop Proper: Module 5: Continuous Delivery with Jenkins in Kubernetes Engine (+ break for early finishers) 1720 - 1730: Closing/Debrief === Pre-requisites === This is an introductory level lab. Little, to no prior experience with Docker and containers is assumed. Familiarity with Cloud Shell and the command line is suggested, but not required. Bring a laptop and charger (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of the popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed. Don’t forget your charger. === Details === Date: 23rd Feb 2019 (Saturday) Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm Venue: Google Singapore, 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, #03-71, Singapore[masked] See you there!

BigDataX Presents: Baseline: Data, ML, AI (Workshop)

Google Asia Pacific

BigDataX Presents: Baseline: Data, ML, AI Quest info: https://www.qwiklabs.com/quests/34 === Description === Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are today’s hot computing topics, but these fields are quite specialized and introductory material is hard to come by. Fortunately, GCP provides user-friendly services in these areas and Qwiklabs has you covered with this introductory-level quest, so you can take your first steps with tools like Big Query, Cloud Speech API, and Cloud ML Engine. == Price == Free! (Limited seats) We hope that everyone will be given a chance to attend and learn. Therefore, users who repeatedly RSVP BUT DO NOT turn up will be flagged and tagged ineligible for future workshops. If drop-out rate is high and the community is not responsible during RSVP, we may consider charging for future workshop. === Schedule === TBD === Prerequisites === This is an introductory level quest. Little, to no prior experience with data, ML, and AI is assumed. Prior encounter with SQL and command line / cloud shell can be useful but not required. This Quest builds on a basic understanding of the Google Cloud Platform, the Console and its Services. It is recommended that the student have earned a Badge by completing the hands-on labs in the GCP Essentials Quest (https://google.qwiklabs.com/quests/23) before beginning. Bring a laptop and charger (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of the popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed. Don’t forget your charger. === Details === Date: 9th Mar 2019 (Saturday) Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm Venue: Google Singapore, 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, #03-71, Singapore[masked] See you there!

BigDataX Presents: Deploying Applications on Google App Engine (Workshop)

BigDataX Presents: Deploying Applications on Google App Engine (Workshop) === Description === * About The Platform * The Google Cloud Platform provides many different frameworks and options to fit your application’s need. * About Google App Engine * Google App Engine applications are easy to create, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs change. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain. You simply upload your application and it's ready to go. * About the Quest * In this introductory-level quest, you will get plenty of hands-on practice deploying sample applications on Google App Engine In this Fundamental to Expert Level quest , You will also dive into other web application frameworks like Firebase, Wordpress, and Node.js and see firsthand how they can be integrated with GCP. * Your Takeaway from the workshop * You will learn how to deploy different web applications in different languages to Google App Engine. == Price == Free! (Limited seats) We hope that everyone will be given a chance to attend and learn. Therefore, users who repeatedly RSVP BUT DO NOT turn up will be flagged and tagged ineligible for future workshops. If drop-out rate is high and the community is not responsible during RSVP, we’ll consider charging for future workshop. === Schedule === 0930 - 0950: Deploy Application Overview 0950 - 1000: Module 1 Overview 1000 - 1100: Workshop Proper: Module 1: Deploying a Python Flask Web Application to App Engine Flexible (+ break for early finishers) 1100 - 1110: Module 2 Concepts QuickDive 1110 - 1210: Workshop Proper: Module 2: Deploy Node.js Express Application in App Engine 1210 - 1300: Lunch Break 1300 - 1315: Module 3 Concepts QuickDive 1315 - 1430: Workshop Proper: Module 3: Deploy a Ruby on Rails App to App Engine Flexible Environment(+ break for early finishers) 1430 - 1440: Module 4 Concepts QuickDive 1440 - 1540: Workshop Proper: Module 4: Build a Slack Bot with Node.js on Kubernetes(+ break for early finishers) 1540 - 1550: Module 5 Concepts QuickDive 1550 - 1720: Workshop Proper: Module 5: Running WordPress on App Engine Flexible Environment (+ break for early finishers) 1720 - 1730: Closing/Debrief === Prerequisites === As every module lab in this Application Deployment Quest relies on programming languages, including Python, Javascript/Node.js, and Ruby, the student should have an understanding of programming in multiple languages. Familiarity with Cloud Shell and the command line is suggested, but not required. Bring a laptop and charger (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of the popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed. Don’t forget your charger. === Details === Date: 23rd March 2019 (Saturday) Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm Venue: Google Singapore, 70 Pasir Panjang Rd, #03-71, Singapore[masked] See you there!

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