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We have frequent results-focused meetups (https://www.meetup.com/Federal-Big-Data-Working-Group/) that provide opportunities for a broad community of participants to focus on big data products for the Federal Big Data Initiative:

• Federal: Supports the Federal Big Data Initiative (http://semanticommunity.info/A_NITRD_Dashboard/Making_the_Most_of_Big_Data), but not endorsed by the Federal Government or its Agencies;

• Big Data: Supports the Federal Digital Government Strategy (http://semanticommunity.info/AOL_Government/Building_a_Digital_Government) which is "treating all content as data", so big data = all your content;

• Working Group: Data Science Teams composed of Federal Government and Non-Federal Government experts producing big data products; and

• Meetup: The world's largest network of local groups (https://www.meetup.com/about/) to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize like MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Classes) being considered by the White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/12/18/pcast-considers-massive-open-online-courses-moocs-and-related-technologies-higher-ed).

The Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Federal_Big_Data_Working_Group_Meetup) is also about helping government agencies develop:

• People – Data Scientists/Chief Data Officers

• Process – Data Infrastructure

• Products – Data Publications

Some examples:

• EPA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_EPA_EnviroAtlas)

• FDA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_OpenFDA)

• NOAA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_the_NOAA_Chief_Data_Officer)

• HHS (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_the_HHS_IDEA_LAB)

• USDA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/USDA_Data_Science_MOOC)

• Eastern Foundry (http://www.eastern-foundry.com/)

And provide MOOCs/Meetups for training and networking.

Five MOOCs for Big Data Applications and Analytics:

• Practical Data Science for Data (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Practical_Data_Science_for_Data_Scientists)Scientists (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Practical_Data_Science_for_Data_Scientists) by Niemann Based on Schutt and O’Neil Book

• Data Science for Data (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Data_Mining)Mining (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Data_Mining) by Niemann Based on North Book and Borne Class

• Federal Big Data Working Group Meetups (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Federal_Big_Data_Working_Group_Meetup) by Niemann and Goodier

• Data Science for Tackling (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Tackling_the_Challenges_of_Big_Data)the Challenges of Big Data (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Tackling_the_Challenges_of_Big_Data), MIT ProfessionalX Online Course by Niemann Based on Rus and Madden MOOC

• Data Science for Big Data Application and Analytics (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Big_Data_Application_and_Analytics_MOOC)MOOC (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Big_Data_Application_and_Analytics_MOOC) by Niemann Based on Geoffrey Fox MOOC

• Data Science for ​Mining of Massive Datasets (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Mining_of_Massive_Datasets) by Niemann Based on Stanford MOOC (IN PROCESS)

• USDA Data Science MOOC (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/USDA_Data_Science_MOOC) by Niemann based on USDA CIO and ACDO on Open Data Plan and Roundtable Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Federal-Big-Data-Working-Group/events/220121871/)

See: Semantic Community (http://semanticommunity.info/) and Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Federal_Big_Data_Working_Group_Meetup)

Upcoming events (4)

Powering ESG with IoT

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Environment, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is driving both consumer and enterprise behavior. Business leaders are including these factors in their daily decision-making processes and technology selections, and consumers are evaluating companies based on published sustainability commitments, ethical operations, and social practices.

To strengthen ESG capabilities, many organizations are turning to IoT because of its ability to enable new measurement points, improve monitoring, and reduce decision latency. When augmented with advanced analytics, IoT can provide the digital intelligence layer needed for successful ESG programs.

Join this session to hear how IoT is enriching enterprise ESG capabilities and performance. IoT and sustainability are natural partners, with huge potential for the future.


  • Nelson Petracek, Global Chief Technology Officer
    TIBCO Software Inc.

Real-Time Data Provisioning and Process Mining

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Project Discover™ is a process-mining solution built on the TIBCO® Connected Intelligence Cloud that allows you to discover, learn, improve, and predict process behaviors from event logs and data produced by operational systems.

#2 in the 2022 three-part series on Project Discover by TIBCO LABS™

Watch this session to learn how to:

  • Use different strategies and capabilities to provision data to Project Discover
  • Use the TIBCO Cloud™ Integration platform to send real-time messages to create and feed a TIBCO Cloud™ Messaging dataset
  • Create a snapshot and run process mining analyses


  • Florent Cenedese, Senior Solutions Consultant, OOCTO
    TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Leadership Panel On Top Analytics Trends - Ask Me Anything

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What are the top trends in analytics and what does the future of data analytics look like? To know what to expect and how to prepare your organization, hear from TIBCO executives as they provide expert advice on which industry trends are here to stay.
Join this webinar for in-depth analysis of future trends and answers to your questions.

Meet the TIBCO experts:

  • Matt Quinn: Chief Operating Officer, TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Nelson Petracek: Chief Technology Officer, TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Michael O’Connell: Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Colin McCabe: Senior Product Evangelist, TIBCO Software Inc.

Open Source Community Day #OSSDay - In Person Austin TopGolf

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Open Source Community Day #OSSDay (Hybrid Event)
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Join us at the upcoming #OSSDay, and learn more about various open source projects, connect with fellow developers, and find your next project or opportunity!

Date: Nov 15, 2022
Time: 10 AM CT to 9 PM CT
Hybrid Event (both in-person and virtual)
Location: TopGolf Austin
Cost to Attend: FREE


  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - TBD
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - AWS: Trusted AI
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - AOT Technologies
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - TIBCO: Keynote with TIBCO CTO
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - TBD
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - TIBCO: Explore Text with Natural Language Processing in TIBCO Spotfire
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Microsoft: Build Serverless Containerized Apps with OSS on Azure
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - TBD
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Google
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - TIBCO: Web3, NFTs, and More for the Enterprise
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Intel: Enabling Computer Vision at the Edge with Open Source
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Project Air (IoT) Challenge - must bring a laptop to participate (participation is for In-person attendees only, no virtual option)
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Activities: Happy Hour, Dinner, and Golf
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Awards

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