That’s the title for my talk this coming Thursday night (January 13th, 2011), at the first “Tech Talk” sponsored by Sierra Commons. Details are at http://sierracommons.org/2011/local-business/2108.
Erika Kosina has done a great job of setting this up, and I’m looking forward to meeting more of the local tech community.
Some of the things I’ll be touching on are:
- Why big data is the cool new kid on the block, or why I wished I really knew statistics.
- Crunching big data to filter, cluster, classify and recommend.
- How big data + machine learning == more effective advertising, for better or worse.
- The basics of Hadoop, an open source data processing system.
Hope to see you there!