A meetup for users of Big Data services and tools in the Saint Louis Area. We are interested in Innovation (new tools, techniques, and services), Data Engineering (architecture and design of data movement systems), and Analytics (converting information into meaning).
If you are looking to speak, here are current topics of interest (Sep 2018):
Text Mining; Cassandra; Applications with Predictive Analysis; Fraud Detection; Cloud Computing; Resource Management; Metadata Management; Data Preprocessing; Keras/TensorFlow; PyTorch; Data Provenance; Scaling Keras/TensorFlow to Big Data Scale; Prototyping Big Data Jobs; Important Features; Things we learned the hard way; Spark ML; Feature Engineering; CAP Theorem; Globalization of Big Data; High Availability; Modern Data Warehousing in the era of Big Data; Big Data Anti-patterns; Best way to structure data for performance; Speed Optimization Tips and Tricks
The Regional Data Alliance strives to make data more open and accessible for stakeholders in the region, and the software stack to do this should be equally open and accessible. This will be an exploration of the RDA’s stack, with an emphasis on open source, scalability and opportunities for future growth and development.
About the speaker
Branson Fox is a Senior Statistical Analyst at the Washington University School of Medicine and Lead Data Engineer at the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance.
6:00 - 7:00 - Presentation
7:00 - 7:45 - Questions