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Cloud Computing and Big Data: What Technical Communicators Need to Know


Cloud Computing and Big Data: 
What Technical Writers Need to Know

"Big data" and "cloud computing" are growing parts of the technology industry, affecting more and more companies big and small. What are they? What do technical communicators need to know about these fields in order to contribute?

Speaker: Greg Olson

Greg Olson, Senior Director at Black Duck Consulting Group, has over 30 years of software industry experience in engineering, marketing, and business development. An expert on open source governance, compliance, and community, Greg has led engagements for major firms such as Microsoft, Palm and Barclays Global Investors, for commercial software companies initiating open source strategies such as Infobright, Adaptive Planning and Solid Information Systems, and for open source start-ups such as EnterpriseDB, JasperSoft and Lucid Imagination.

Date and Time:Wednesday, April 9, 20146:00 PM to 8:30


Cal State East Bay Oakland Conference Center

1000 Broadway, Suite 109 

Oakland, CA 94607 

PARKING: Because the building is in the heart of downtown Oakland, parking may be difficult. There are paid parking garages in the neighborhood. Street parking will likely be limited.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Conference Center is immediately south of the Oakland-12th Street BART station. Many AC Transit buses also serve the area. For directions from where you are, go to

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