Big Data Events

6 of the Biggest Events in Big Data Analytics

You know any industry has made it big when there are conferences, expos, and other events dedicated to its existence. That’s where we’re at with big data analytics. There are currently enough events built around this thing to fill up an entire calender. And while you surely can’t attend them all, you can follow the big ones and soak up the knowledge coming out of them. These are some big data events you’ll want to monitor closely, and crash if possible.

1. Big Data Camp LA 2014

Los Angeles, CA – June 14, 2014

Not your typical technology conference, Big Data Camp is more like a bootcamp designed to embed the fine fundamentals of big data into the brains of trainees. The event is scheduled to feature tutorials and more than 25 discussions on data security, SQL, and more. With developers, IT professionals, and users in attendance, this is expected to be one of the most exiting L.A.-based events of the year.

2. DataWeek + API World 2014 Conference & Expo

San Francisco, CA – September 16-17, 2014

DataWeek becomes a bigger deal in San Francisco each year, and now averages about 3000

attendees. Experts from all four corners of the data sphere will converge to discuss the influence of data and API integration on technology, business, and society – the world, you could say. This year’s event will feature a who’s who of speakers, including Michael Conover of LinkedIn, Kimberly Nevala of SAS, and YY Lee of FirstRain.

3. Big Data Innovation

Boston, MA – September 25-26, 2014

Big Data Innovation is one of several annual tech events hosted in the New England area, a region gaining the reputation as a technology hub. The fabulous Westin Copley Place is the place to be for those who want firsthand knowledge on the trends, techniques, and strategies on big data. This year, the organizers are expecting over 800 guests and more than 80 speakers, including voices from leading companies such as Staple, Twitter, and General Electric.

4. Big Data TechCon

San Francisco Bay – October 27-29, 2014

Big Data TechCon crams buckets of interactive learning and hands-on training into three exciting days. With access to classes focused on everything from Hadoop to MapReduce, attendees are schooled on collecting and processing the swarms of data coming their way, as well as how to master the standard big data analytics technologies. Last year’s Bay Area event attracted more than 500 people. Needless to say, it’s a great networking opportunity for those who breathe data.

5. The Big Data Conference

Chicago, IL – October 22-23, 2014

The Big Data Conference is a two-day event focused on using data to improve marketing strategies, IT operations, and more. Attendees will learn from case studies, sessions, and riveting keynotes revealing how to capitalize on the data explosion. Scheduled to give their thoughts on the phenomenon are speakers Scott Rose from ThinkBig Analytics, Analise Polsky from SAS, and Peter Filice from Oracle.

6. Strata

New York, New York – October 15-17, 2014

Barcelona, Spain: November 19-21, 2014

O’Reily’s Strata conference is a such a big deal that it takes place multiple times a year, often in different countries. These Strata gatherings attract an active flock of big data practitioners and strategists, who partake in a mix of keynote discussion, expos, and networking events. With sessions targeting Hadoop, privacy and policy, and putting big data into action, Strata conferences aims to run the gamut on today’s data universe.

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