January 8, 2011
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!
December 22, 2010
I’ve going to be giving a talk on big data for the newly formed Nevada County Tech Talk event – a monthly gathering at Sierra Commons.
Unfortunately most of the relevant content I’ve got is for Java programmers interested in using Hadoop. Things I could talk about, based on personal experience:
- A 600M page web crawl using Bixo.
- Using LibSVM to predict medications from problems.
- Using Mahout’s kmeans clustering algorithm on pages referenced from tweets (the unfinished Fokii service).
I’m looking for relevant talks that I can borrow from, but I haven’t found much that’s targeted at the technically minded-but-not-a-programmer crowd.
Comments with pointers to useful talks/presentations would be great!