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This is the Silicon Valley BigDataCamp.

BigDataCamp is an unconference where early adopters of BigData technologies, such as Hadoop, exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At BigDataCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of BigData. Data Scientists, Developers, IT professionals, users and vendors are all encouraged to participate.

BigDataCamp Silicon Valley 2014


When

Feb 10, 2014
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Where

Silicon Valley Innovation Center
3200 Coronado Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054


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BigDataCamp is an unconference where early adopters of BigData technologies, such as Hadoop, exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At BigDataCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of BigData. Data Scientists, Developers, IT professionals, users and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
 
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BigDataCamp Schedule
5:30pm Registration
6:00pm Welcome & Introductions
6:15pm Lightning Talk
7:00pm Unpanel
7:45pm Breakout Sessions
PROPOSE BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS & VOTE HERE
9:00pm End

Organizer & Facilitator:

Dave Nielsen of CloudCamp

Volunteers: To volunteer, email dave@cloudcamp.org

Follow us at: http://twitter.com/bigdatacamp 

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BigDataCamp Silicon Valley @Hadoop Summit 2013


When

Jun 25, 2013
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Where

San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113


Hello BigDataCampers,

We're excited to see you at BigDataCamp @Hadoop Summit. We've opened up more spots so feel free to spread the word. I also wanted to let you know that we have a lot of interest in a few areas, and so we are confirming 3 sessions:

  1. Introduction to Big Data & Hadoop
  2. Real-time & Streaming
  3. Hadoop Cluster Management

Of course we will have manay other breakout sessions too. So we look fwd to a lively discussion.

Best,

Dave Nielsen

Location: San Jose Convention Center (map)

Parking:
Almaden & Woz ($7.00 flat rate)
401 S Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113

Schedule: June 25, 2013
5:30pm  - Registration, Finger Food & Networking
6:00pm  - Welcome, Thank-you & Introductions - Dave Nielsen
6:15pm - Lightning Talks - 5 minutes each

  • "Big Data might be the death of you" by Guy Harrison of Dell Software
  • "The Power of the Sort" by Keith Kohl of Syncsort
  • "5 ways to visualize Big Data" by Bruno Aziza of SiSense
  • "Peregrine.io: Hadoop Done Over" by Greg Lindahl CTO and founder at blekko

7:15pm  - Organize Unconference

Proposed Breakout Sessions

  • "Intro to Big Data" by Dave Nielsen (7:30pm)
  • "Real-time Big Data w/ Impala" by Eric Sammer of Cloudera (8:15pm)
  • "Big Data as a Service" by Shrikanth Sahnkar of Qubole (7:30pm)
  • "Getting Started w/ Hadoop" by Chris Schneider of Ning/Glam (8:15pm)
  • "Big Data Use Cases"
  • "Data Visualization"
  • "Big Data Security"
  • "Machine Learning"
  • "Data Mining"

7:30pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 1
8:15pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 2
9:00pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 3
9:45pm  - Wrap Up (1 minute summary of each session)
10:00pm  - Drink at the bar?

Organizer & FacilitatorDave Nielsen of Platform D 
VolunteersCraig Sakuma, Speaker Management 
- To volunteer, email dave@platformd.com

For further details, visit http://bigdatacamp.org/siliconvalley/ 

Organizers:
Dave Nielsen

BigDataCamp Silicon Valley @Strata 2013


When

Feb 25, 2013
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Where

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054


BigDataCamp takes place the night before the O'Reilly's Strata Conference. We invite all attendees and anyone else interested in Big Data to join us for a lively discussion, finger food, and a frosty beverage or two.

BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Led by CloudCamp's Dave Nielsen, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with community-proposed topics, including Lightning Talks & Unconference Sessions. 

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

Location: (co-located with O'Reilly Strata)

Schedule: Feb 25, 2013
5:30pm  - Registration, Finger Food & Networking
6:00pm  - Welcome, Thank-you & Introductions - Dave Nielsen
6:15pm  - Lightning Talks:

  • "Elephant in the Cloud: How-to optimize Hadoop in the cloud" - Sadiq Shaik of Qubole
  • "Making impossible use cases possible: Pluggable Sort in Hadoop" - Keith Kohl of Syncsort
  • "Big Data for Entrepreneurs and Investors" by Bruno Aziza of SiSense
  • "Monetizing Math: Algorithms as a Product" by Andy Bartley of algorithms.io

7:15pm  - Organize Unconference 
7:30pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 1

  • "Big Data on any Cloud" - Nati Shalom of Gigaspaces
  • "In-Memory, Big Data and Hadoop" by Eldad Farkash of SiSense

8:15pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 2

9:00pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 3
9:45pm  - Wrap Up (1 minute summary of each session)
10:00pm  - Drinks? Marriott Hotel Bar?

Organizer & Facilitator:
Dave Nielsen of Platform D

VolunteersRegistration: Khanh Hoang. To volunteer, email dave@platformd.com

Follow us at: http://twitter.com/bigdatacamp

Register for O'Reilly's Strata Conference using discount code BDC20 and get 20% off your pass

 

BigDataCamp Silicon Valley @CloudExpo 2012


When

Nov 06, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Where

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
95054


BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with pre-defined and majority-vote topics, including best practices in application development and advanced analytics.  

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

We encourage all attendees to join us for a lively discussion. 

Schedule:
5:30pm Registration

Organizers:
Dave Nielsen 
Larry Carvalho 

BigDataCamp Silicon Valley @HadoopSummit 2012


When

Jun 12, 2012
5:36 pm - 10:00 pm


Where

San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95110


BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with pre-defined and majority-vote topics, including best practices in application development and advanced analytics.  

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

We encourage all attendees to join us for a lively discussion. 

Schedule:

5:00 Registration w/ Drinks and Food Sponsored by Datameer Meetup

For further details, visit http://bigdatacamp.org/siliconvalley/ 

Organizers:
Dave Nielsen 

BigDataCamp Silicon Valley @Strata 2012


When

Feb 27, 2012
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Where

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054


BigDataCamp takes place the night before the O'Reilly's Strata Conference . We invite all attendees and anyone else interested in Big Data to join us for a lively discussion, finger food, and a frosty beverage or two.

BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Led by CloudCamp's Dave Nielsen, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with community-proposed topics, including Lightning Talks & Unconference Sessions. 

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

Location:
5001 Great America Parkway
Grand Ballroom AB
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Schedule: Feb 27, 2012
5:30pm  - Registration, Finger Food & Networking
6:00pm  - Welcome, Thank-you & Introductions - Dave Nielsen
7:15pm  - Organize Unconference 
7:30pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 1
8:15pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 2
9:00pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 3
9:45pm  - Wrap Up (1 minute summary of each session)
10:00pm  - Drinks? Marriott Hotel Bar?

Organizer & Facilitator:
Dave Nielsen of Platform D

Volunteers:
- To volunteer, email dave@platformd.com

Follow us at http://twitter.com/bigdatacamp
Register for O'Reilly's Strata Conference
 using discount code BDC20 and get 20% off

BigDataCamp Silicon Valley @HadoopSummit 2011


When

Jun 28, 2011
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Where

Network Meeting Center @TechMart
5201 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054


BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Led by CloudCamp's Dave Nielsen, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with pre-defined and majority-vote topics, including best practices in application development and advanced analytics.  

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

BigDataCamp takes place the night before Hadoop Summit 2011 and we encourage all attendees to join us for a lively discussion, simple food, and a frosty beverage or two. For more information and to register, please visit: http://developer.yahoo.com/events/hadoopsummit2011

Location:
5201 Great America Pkwy (map)
Santa Clara Room
Santa Clara, CA  95054

Schedule:
5:30pm  - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:15pm  - Welcome, Thank yous & Introductions
6:30pm  - Lightning Talks (5 minutes each)
Jim Falgout of Pervasive DataRush
Chris K. Wensel - Concurrent is hiring! (link)
Ben Lee - "How Foursquare uses BigData"
Andrew Yu - Sr. Director Engineering at EMC
Paul Baclace - Phatvis (phase-time visualizer)
Guy Harrison - Sr. Director R&D at Quest Software
- "Interactive Big Data Analytics" by Steve Wooledge - Sr. Director Product Marketing at Aster Data

7:15pm - Prepare for Unconference Breakout Sessions (solicit breakout topics, etc.). Proposed Topics: 
- "Big Data meets Old Data : integrating RDBMS with Big Data sources" by Guy Harrison
- "Working with Social Graph BigData" by Andreas Kollegger
- "Extending MapReduce to RDBMS" by Venkatesh Babu
- “SQL or NoSQL: Why not both? Combining Hadoop, MapReduce & relational DBMSs for interactive analytics on big data” by Peter Pawlowski
7:30pm - Unconference - Round 1
8:15pm - Unconference - Round 2
9:30pm - Wrap Up

BigDataCamp SV @Strata 2011


When

Jan 31, 2011
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Where

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054


BigDataCamp takes place the night before the O'Reilly's Strata Conference . We invite all attendees and anyone else interested in Big Data to join us for a lively discussion, finger food, and a frosty beverage or two.

BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Led by CloudCamp's Dave Nielsen, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with community-proposed topics, including Lightning Talks & Unconference Sessions. 

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

Schedule: Jan 31, 2011
5:30pm  - Registration, Finger Food & Networking
6:00pm  - Welcome, Thank-you & Introductions - Dave Nielsen
6:15pm  - Lightning Talks (5 minutes each) - Facilitated by Pete Warden

Matt Papertsian Ian Fyte
Michael Montano 
William Gunn 
Jason McFall 
Greg Lindahl 
Jud Valeski

7:15pm  - Organize Unconference 
7:30pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 1
8:15pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 2
9:00pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 3
9:45pm  - Wrap Up (1 minute summary of each session)
10:00pm  - Drinks? Marriott Hotel Bar?

Organizer & Facilitator:
Dave Nielsen of Platform D

Volunteers:
Pete Warden of OpenHeatMap
Troy Davis of papertrailapp.com

Follow us at http://twitter.com/bigdatacamp
Register for O'Reilly's Strata Conference
 using discount code STR11DNAFF and get 25% off

 

BigDataCamp SV @HadoopSummit 2010


When

Jun 28, 2010
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Where

Network Meeting Center @ Techmart
5201 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054


Videos, Slides and Photos from BigDataCamp have been posted:

  • BigDataCamp Lightning Talks
    Videos are on YouTube (link
    Slides are on Slideshare (link)
    Photos are on Flickr (link)

Wondering what happend at BigDataCamp? Read on ....

BigDataCamp is an unconference for users of Hadoop and related technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Led by CloudCamp's Dave Nielsen, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with pre-defined and majority-vote topics, including best practices in application development and advanced analytics.  The pre-defined topics will be presented in a form of a workshop with free AWS credits for Amazon Elastic MapReduce.

Data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

BigDataCamp takes place the night before the Hadoop Summit and we encourage all attendees to join us for a lively discussion, simple food, and a frosty beverage or two.

Schedule:
5:00pm  - Registration, Snacks & Networking
5:30pm  - Welcome, Thank yous & Introductions
5:45pm  - Lightning Talks (5 minutes each)
                 - Amazon Elastic MapReduce - 
                 - Karmasphere - Ben “Shevek” Mankin
                 - Datameer - Stefan Groschupf 
                 - Aster Data - Steve Wooledge
                 - Appistry - Sam Charrington

6:30pm - Prepare for Unconference Breakout Sessions (solicit breakout topics, etc.)
6:45pm - Unconference - Round 1
                - Workshop: Elastic Map Reduce, Karmasphere, Concurrent, Datameer
                - Breakout Sessions, such as: "Intro to Hadoop?"
7:45pm  - Unconference - Round 2
                - Breakout Sessions, such as: 
                    Appistry - "Big Data Platforms in Practice"
                    Aster Data - "SQL or NoSQL - Why not both?"
                    Community: "How to import big data to/from Hadoop?"
8:30pm  - Break with Hot Appetizers & Drinks
8:45pm  - Unconference - Round 3
                - More Breakout Sessions (TBD)
9:30pm - Wrap Up

Parking  (Network Meeting Center @ Techmart) - Park in the Parking Garage. Its free. Do NOT park in a Permit area or a Two-Hour space which will result in a ticket issued by the City. To access the parking garage enter from Great America Pkwy onto Bunker Hill Lane following signs for Convention Center/Techmart Visitors Parking.