• Chicago Tech Debate - Agile for non-agile projects?

    Sphere Software (www.SphereInc.com) presents: Chicago Tech Debates IN ORDER TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY, YOU MUST REGISTER AT https://www.techdebates.org/ Can Agile practices work in machine learning, AI, or even data center migrations? Are some projects just not suitable for agile? For example, analytics projects require a high degree of collaboration between product and development teams. Data understanding and even architecture often drives requirements, putting product managers in an uncomfortable role. Or, what about data center migrations? This is one of the most complex, highest risk, and potentially disruptive things IT can do to a business. Should they be managed using Agile? Can you apply Agile and DevOps principles to projects that are typically not agile? WHEN 18th of July 6:30pm-8:30pm Central WHERE 1871.com - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654 TOPIC Using agile for non-agile projects. MODERATOR David Radzialowski - ProductCamp - Founder and Co-Organizer SPEAKERS Belinda Hardman, CSM - Senior Project Manager / Scrum Master at Morningstar Thanisha Paniak - Agile Delivery Leader @ Capital One Financial Peter Caron - Chief Product Officer @ UBIX.AI

  • SQL on Apache Hadoop


    Vertica for SQL on Apache Hadoop Join (http://www.cvent.com/d/jtqnmr (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=XTL-2BADyqX-2FD82kkVyMmL1ZG3Ml5po-2Fg70e-2F4Gr7AVB58H0jvOZeSXfim7SYNAKfU_-2FQw1seqWrCQgd-2Fw6x2o5vtsMyILoBoCV3yxVbb97O4-2FCgckITwShXYeTXhht9sHnLb3Cx-2FpsIWpoe30aZOxR8Yh0JztBwUmqEdYtPcDpISkBL2fYxEyuG0HDvi8uU1qfyy1dKVQi-2FjzcmwImuWLqJRAtYH73NGg6hQ0Z0N0W-2BGKE-2BMQNgLKO6Jca7vTQwDbiYT8rEA8fUY8MN9id0bKLBw-3D-3D)) your fellow analytic geeks and Big Data enthusiasts on Thursday, October 5th for a Big Data Meet Up including a cocktail reception at the Four40 in downtown Chicago. Vertica for SQL on Apache Hadoop - An enterprise-level SQL Big Data analytics engine that taps into the richest set of analytics capabilities for Hadoop and dramatically reduces complexity while accelerating time to insights. Register today (http://www.cvent.com/d/jtqnmr (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=XTL-2BADyqX-2FD82kkVyMmL1ZG3Ml5po-2Fg70e-2F4Gr7AVB58H0jvOZeSXfim7SYNAKfU_-2FQw1seqWrCQgd-2Fw6x2o5vtsMyILoBoCV3yxVbb97O4-2FCgckITwShXYeTXhht9sHnNFyHkve29SzwIdN1aaC-2BaohRdKdbpLgg8v6Ug-2B5-2FyJW9ud-2Fr20yhfNCIXyxNwpMrll0v7-2BtrO4o74EzCXoU8ouzzHTHiUO24HDjR6-2FgT7dy7mR2RqhGcMOUKU07WlOVNmTiqt7BWpmFFyJ9cs9nb4Q-3D-3D)) and learn about these compelling key features: Install Vertica directly on your Hadoop infrastructure to query and gain value from Hadoop dataSupports data in many formats such as ORCFile, Parquet, Avro, as well as Vertica ROS and JSONSupports many Hadoop distributions, including Hortonworks, MapR and Cloudera.Delivers full-functionality ANSI SQL for query completeness on all your queriesNo helper node or single point of failure. Our mission has always been to provide a best in class analytics platform that will forever be independent from underlying infrastructure. Come hear from experts about how other organizations are successfully implementing these solutions and putting big data to work for them in productive ways. Attendance is limited. Register now (http://www.cvent.com/d/jtqnmr (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=XTL-2BADyqX-2FD82kkVyMmL1ZG3Ml5po-2Fg70e-2F4Gr7AVB58H0jvOZeSXfim7SYNAKfU_-2FQw1seqWrCQgd-2Fw6x2o5vtsMyILoBoCV3yxVbb97O4-2FCgckITwShXYeTXhht9sHnK3-2FNL8V1y-2Bue0Y8BHhE4PYHTFqAcwG7aRySxUDG7y-2BoO1PQRBUvtbkkmVEuSNFEkBdB9YWqEjA-2FhK50dtW3ZocvIpQRtXzYb-2F6i2b4F1krtT45v-2FcQVqYfUAF9AqGfTOr40xdwZn8KeTjG1cKXB96A-3D-3D)) to reserve your spot! Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 5:30pm – 8:30pm More info? Contact Mark Hyman (https://www.meetup.com/advancedfutures/members/220406482/)

  • Sentiment analysis for social good

    The Microsoft Technology Center (in the Aon Center)

    Sweet Beginnings is a social enterprise and subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network. Its focus is to provide employment and economic opportunities to the under- and unemployed residents of the North Lawndale neighborhood and surrounding communities. To achieve this, Sweet Beginnings is helping its community to produce and sell high-quality honey and honey-based products. Softweb Solutions is helping Sweet Beginnings in this initiative by undertaking a sentiment analysis project in order to identify patterns and trends in their social media traffic. This will help the organization plan and carry out smarter social media campaigns. Register At - https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoCityData/events/234918664/