May 13, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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We've got a great selection of speakers and presentations for our May meetup.
A healthy mixture of topics covering the Hadoop and Big Data arena, including Mahout and WebHDFS at King (who are also kindly hosting us in their meetup space), Big Data Analytics capabilities from one of the fast emerging technology vendors in the market - Datameer, and an introduction to Persontyle and the launch of The School of Data Science.
More details to follow on each session, but here is a quick view of the line up for the evening are:
• "Mahout and WebHDFS at King"- The latest developments at King on their work with Mahout and WebHDFS (Matthew Peat @King)
• "Hadoop based Big Data Discovery and Analytics - Empowering Subject Matter Experts and Business Users" (James Mesney, Solution Engineer @Datameer)
Datameer is the only end-to-end big data analytics application for Hadoop. It’s simple interface, powerful analytics capabilities and visual checkpoints at every step of analysis brings the full power of Hadoop into the hands of business users and subject matter experts. It loads raw data into Hadoop without having to go through a painful ETL process, lets you discover insights into your data using a familiar spreadsheet interface without having to predefine models, and provides point-and-click visualisations for the results of your analytics.
• "Learning data science in the big data era" - Introduction to Persontyle and the recently launched School of Data Science (Ali Syed, Founder @Persontyle)
The mass scale datafication has led to an explosion of the data available to businesses and individuals. Yet there is a growing divide between those that realise the potential of that data, and those with the technical skills to process, analyse and predict from it. Is it absolutely necessary for all of us to acquire skills to deal with data and make sense of it?
Look forward to seeing you all on the 13th!