[Geowanking] INVITATION - Big Data Workshop
identitywoman at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 15:43:34 PDT 2010
I listen intently on this list and don't talk much but there is an event
coming up in the Bay Area that I thought would be quite relevant to you all
given the amount of data involved in the Geo-Space.
> Let me know if you have questions.
Big Data Workshop
> April 23 2010 9am-5pm
> Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
As the internet approaches 1 trillion connected gigabytes, we’re not in
Kansas anymore. The data deluge poses important questions:
*How will we manage all this information?* Is the relational database
doomed? How will be synchronize it? Will we all need to migrate to NoSQL
stores? Or will the new play along nicely with 40 years of relational
*Who will manage this information?* Will we all have to own our own massive
infrastructure, will we rent it, or just call the APIs of somebody else?
*How will we analyze this information?* Do we all need to learn Erlang and
Map-Reduce, or will a new set of easy-to-use tools spring up, just like the
spreadsheet came to the rescue a long time ago? Will programmers write code
for distributed hash tables, relational databases, document stores, graph
databases or all of the above?
*Who will we govern all that information?* Who will keep it secure, and
private, and audible? Who determines what can and cannot be correlated? Who
will watch the watchmen?
This event is for:
> owners and managers of a large amount of data, including web, social media,
> health, pharmaceuticals, astronomy, government etc.
> developers and users of Big Data technologies, including NoSQL databases,
> Map-Reduce algorithms, data mining, server farms etc.
> stewards and guardians of Big Data, including legal and business
Together we can actually dive in and figure some of these challenges out. If
you are interested in a conference where keynote speaker after keynote
speaker is telling you how wonderful their company and products are, Big
Data Workshop is not for you. Big Data Workshop is there for everybody to
speak and listen, to discuss, to engage, to think and to re-think.
The agenda will be created live on the day of the event by attendees,
facilitated byKaliya Hamlin who has designed and facilitated over 100
unconferences for professional technical communities.
Our model for the Big Data Workshop is the highly successful Internet
Identity Workshop, a similarly-structured unconference that has taken place
twice a year for the past 5 years. It has successfully brought together all
the movers and shakers concerned with identity on the internet; the workshop
has played a crucial role in the development and adoption of such widely
deployed technologies such as OpenID, OAuth, Portable Contacts,
Yadis/LRDD/Webfinger, and Activity Streams. The Big Data Workshop will be
similarly structured in order to facilitate a real discussion of the
emerging problems and solutions by community and industry leaders.
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