O'Reilly Strata coming to London

2012-07-30 20:05
O'Reilly Strata is coming to London. The first edition of Strata back in 2011 brought Big Data developers, designers, scientists and decision makers together to discuss all things scalable. This year in October the conference comes to Europe: O'Reilly Strata EU will take place in London.

Date: October 1st - 2nd 2012

Venue: Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU, UK

The schedule covers a great deal of use cases and war stories that involve big data and data driven development. Both days are packed with both deep technical but also strategy level presentations that can help drive your projects.

Having been on the program committee I got a glimpse of the diversity and high quality of the submissions received. Choosing the best wasn't easy, but there's only so much content you can sqeeze in two conference days.

Looking forward to London.

PS: If you have any interesting war stories and anti-patterns involving big data to share consider adding your input online.

Need your input: Failing big data projects - experiences from the wild

2012-07-18 20:11
A few weeks ago my talk on "How to fail your big data project quick and rapidly" was accepted at O'Reily Strata conference in London. The basic intention of this talk is to share some anti-patterns, embarrassing failure modes and "please don't do this at home" kind of advice with those entering the buzzwordy space of big data.

Inspired by Thomas Sundberg's presentation on "failing software projects the talk will be split in five chapters and highlight the top two failure-factors for each.

I only have so much knowledge of what can go wrong when dealing with big data. In addition no one likes talking about what did not work in their environment. So I'd like to invite you to share your war stories in a public etherpad - either anonymously or including your name so I can give credit. Some ideas are already sketched up - feel free to extend, adjust, re-rank or change.

Looking forward to your stories.

O'Reilly Strata Conference

2011-01-22 04:34
Title: O'Reilly Strata Conference
Location: Santa Clara
Link out: Click here
Description: Early next February O'Reilly is planning to put on a very interesting conference on the topic of data analysis and the business of generating value from raw digital data.

Strata 2011

I'm really glad to have received the acceptance notification for my presentation and travel sponsorship from the DICODE project. So see you in Santa Clara.
Start Date: 2011-02-01
End Date: 2011-02-03

If you are still unsure whether you should attend or not: Strata kindly handed out discount codes to speakers to share with their followers and readers. It saves you 25% of the registration cost - just use str11fsd during registration.