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Using big-data in flood warning systems

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• What we'll do
Were you in Colorado for the flood in 2013? If so you know how important early warning systems are for those of us effected by the flood. We are very please to have Jim Moffitt from Twitter come and talk to us about using Big Data in flood early warning systems. Join us and come hear about a great use case of big data.

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6:00 – 6:15 - Socialize over food and drinks

6:15 – 6:30 - Welcome, opening remarks and announcements
6:30 – 8:00 – Intersection of flood-warning systems and the Twitter platform - Jim Moffitt
8:00 - 8:30 - Networking


This presentation will focus on the intersection of flood-warning systems and the Twitter platform. The central 'data story' we'll be discussing is the 2013 Colorado Flood. We'll take a visual tour of how this historic flood unfolded on Twitter. Along the way, we'll dig into some data, attempt some live Twitter Platform demos and take a world tour of example flood-warning systems.
We'll also explore some recently announced Twitter APIs that are available to developers.

About the speaker

Jim Moffitt (@snowman) is a Senior Partner Engineer at Twitter. He started working with Twitter data five years ago after becoming a Developer Advocate at Gnip. Using code examples, documentation, blog posts, and presentations, he enjoys his mission of helping clients with their Twitter API integrations. Before Twitter, Jim developed software for real-time weather monitoring and flood-warning systems. Jim has stayed involved with the early-warning community by advocating and demonstrating the use of Twitter for real-time communication and data exchange.

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