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Big Data Day LA 2018

This post has been updated. The original, August 18 date has been moved to Saturday, August 11. Per Subash, valid tickets issued with the previous tentative date will still be honored.

Registration for Big Data Day LA is now open.

There has been a rise in the field of Data Science and a host of technologies that surround this field. With over a dozen different knowledge tracks, this event covers a wide range of subjects ranging from material that will challenge hard core data scientists down to introductory material for newbies in this field.

These presentations explain technologies like the IoT, Hadoop, Spark, Redis, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, etc. Examples of the use of these emerging technologies in GIS can be found in the FOSS4G 2017 presentations or this short video from Planet (formerly Planet Labs).

When explaining Big Data, I like to use this example. Once upon a time, TV ratings were computed from a handful of Nielsen boxes placed in a given city. Today, every second watched by every PC, phone, or tablet on Netflix is tracked, and new content is created based on predictive analytics.

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Times: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles
Cost: Free if you register before April 30; $40 if you register in May and June

Notes: This event usually fills very, very fast.

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