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This is an IBM sponsored Meetup group geared towards developers, data scientists, data engineers, and ALL Big Data, Cloud and AI enthusiasts. Our Meetups provide an opportunity to learn, to work hands on with the solutions and tools in our Big Data portfolio, and to interact and share knowledge with experts at IBM and in our extended community.

Our Meetups typically include a 45-60 minute presentation that serves as an introduction and overview for a specific Data or Cognitive topic, as well as other topics that the community is interested in. It is followed by a possible demonstration or networking with fellow developers to collaborate on applying your data skills. Depending upon the location, we can provide a cloud environment with the technologies needed, that you can use from your laptop at NO cost to you. Our meetups are FREE.

Meetup topics include (but are not limited to):

- Cognitive Solutions
- Artificial Intelligence
- Data Science
- Machine Learning
- Cloud Technologies
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Data Visualization
- Java development
- Open Source Technologies: Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop, Python, R and others
- Data-centric Application Development
- Open Source Hadoop, SQL on Hadoop, R on Hadoop, Integration, Governance, ...
- Real Time Analytics & Stream Computing
- Text Analytics
- Relational and NOSQL Databases
- Predictive/Prescriptive Analytics
- Deep dives into the technologies that makes big data processing possible

Join us today to learn more about what is possible with software development and topics important to your community.

Upcoming events (4+)

What's the big deal with Data Fabric vs Data Mesh vs Data Lakes?

Network event

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Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

Recently Data Fabric became a new buzz word, offering a better alternative to fighting data silos. But what about Data Lakes? Just 10 years ago, they also promised to bring an end to data silos... You probably also heard about Data Mesh architecture and might be wondering how it compares to Data Fabric.

Join this session to learn how Data Fabric can simplify access to data in today’s siloed data landscapes and how Data Mesh architectures help break down Data Lake monoliths and empower domain teams towards owning and serving data.

Presenter: Lena Woolf

Lena is an experienced Senior Technical Staff Member of IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog, Data and AI. Over the course of her IBM career, Lena has made sustained technical contributions to IBM software products and has been recognized as a deep technical expert and a recognized thought leader in the fields of Information Management and Governance. Lena has been at the forefront of many key transformational initiatives, including Cloud Native Transformation strategy and Platform Based Software strategy. Lena regularly speaks at professional conferences. As an inventor, she has contributed to many patents and constantly pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with IBM technology. She has a demonstrated history of effectively transforming customer challenges and business requirements into enterprise grade software. Lena is passionate about providing a gender inclusive workspace where everyone can collaborate to drive innovation and business growth.

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It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder. https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=rb485fa3103ce74a644b2a5a8949e547a

What's the big deal with Data Fabric vs Data Mesh vs Data Lakes?

Network event

Link visible for attendees

Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

Recently Data Fabric became a new buzz word, offering a better alternative to fighting data silos. But what about Data Lakes? Just 10 years ago, they also promised to bring an end to data silos... You probably also heard about Data Mesh architecture and might be wondering how it compares to Data Fabric.

Join this session to learn how Data Fabric can simplify access to data in today’s siloed data landscapes and how Data Mesh architectures help break down Data Lake monoliths and empower domain teams towards owning and serving data.

Presenter: Lena Woolf

Lena is an experienced Senior Technical Staff Member of IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog, Data and AI. Over the course of her IBM career, Lena has made sustained technical contributions to IBM software products and has been recognized as a deep technical expert and a recognized thought leader in the fields of Information Management and Governance. Lena has been at the forefront of many key transformational initiatives, including Cloud Native Transformation strategy and Platform Based Software strategy. Lena regularly speaks at professional conferences. As an inventor, she has contributed to many patents and constantly pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with IBM technology. She has a demonstrated history of effectively transforming customer challenges and business requirements into enterprise grade software. Lena is passionate about providing a gender inclusive workspace where everyone can collaborate to drive innovation and business growth.

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It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder. https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=ra05b04745f09be5df80da57ed8ba3960

Designing People-Centered AI: Modelling power and powerful modelling!

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Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

While AI models are evolving and we recognize the need to ensure that they are unbiased and provide effective socio-technical solutions, there is still much work to be done.In this session, you will learn from an experienced Designer’s perspective about how to incorporate people-centered considerations in your AI models:

  1. Applying current AI/Machine Learning models to create socio-technical solutions and their impact on people
  2. Some considerations to keep in mind about how these wonderful AI models could be used and misused, at scale!

Presenter: Dawn Ahukanna

Dawn Ahukanna is a Design Principal and Front-End Architect for IBM Systems business unit. Collaborating and co-creating human-centered solutions with clients and business partners, streamlining IT asset management and operations applying automation and preventative maintenance.

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It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder: https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=r080c4ad8fe4d4276bc0ed74c89518b01.

Designing People-Centered AI: Modelling power and powerful modelling!

Network event

Link visible for attendees

Please join us at the session that is best suited to your time zone. Note that this topic is:
1. Repeated at two different times to accommodate various time zones, because it is
2. Posted simultaneously in multiple meetup groups world-wide

While AI models are evolving and we recognize the need to ensure that they are unbiased and provide effective socio-technical solutions, there is still much work to be done.In this session, you will learn from an experienced Designer’s perspective about how to incorporate people-centered considerations in your AI models:

  1. Applying current AI/Machine Learning models to create socio-technical solutions and their impact on people
  2. Some considerations to keep in mind about how these wonderful AI models could be used and misused, at scale!

Presenter: Dawn Ahukanna

Dawn Ahukanna is a Design Principal and Front-End Architect for IBM Systems business unit. Collaborating and co-creating human-centered solutions with clients and business partners, streamlining IT asset management and operations applying automation and preventative maintenance.

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It is recommended that you register at this Webex link ahead of time to receive a calendar invite and reminder: https://ibm.webex.com/ibm/j.php?RGID=r4c85f1aba2da26e21d61d0bda2981bd3.

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