Past Meetup

Main Meeting #8: Big Data!

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Once again, our great friends at Metail host us - this time, for an evening of Big Data, with stories from the trenches.

(Please note that the meeting was originally scheduled for the 15th, but has been changed at Metail's request.)

This has proven extremely popular, so please accept our apologies if all the slots are full - there will be a waitlist, so you can still join the list, as there are often people dropping out closer to the day.

The presentations:

• Notices and news - Jon Green (Adeptium Consulting)

• Redshift - Peter Marriott (Catalyst Computing)

• From Zero to Hero in 30 mins (ish); Building a big data solution from scratch on AWS - David Elliot (AWS)

In this talk David will attempt to build a big data solution from scratch live using IAM, Kinesis, S3, EMR, EC2, Redshift and Quicksight.

• Metail's Redshift Experience and Why the 'Like' in 'Postgres Like' Is Important - Gareth Rogers (Metail)

To get here:

Metail's based at Janus House, which wraps around and above a Maplin store. The entrance is to the right of Maplin

By car:

Park at Queen Anne's Car Park on Gonville Place, walk across Parker's Piece opposite, towards the University Arms (big hotel, lots of scaffolding and building works at the moment), and then along St Andrew's St. in the same direction.

Or park at any Park and Ride car park, take the bus into town, and get off at Drummer Street. Walk down Emmanuel St. to St Andrew's St., turn left, and it's about 200yds on the left.

By train:

To Cambridge Station, then walk down Station Road to Hill's Road junction. Turn right, and it's about a mile's walk. Or catch the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 8 (or 1A) bus from the Station, towards town - the bus stops are to the left, as you exit the station. Get off when you see a Maplin on the right!

By bus:

Too many bus routes serve the area to cover here: quite a lot of them stop just outside. Check the Cambridge Buses ( website for details.