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Data News

Zeta Architecture: Hexagon is the new circle

By Jim Scott
April 15, 2015

Data processing in the enterprise goes very swiftly from “good enough” to “we need to be faster!” as expectations grow. The Zeta Architecture is an enterprise architecture that enables simplified business processes and defines a scalable way for increasing the …

The VR growth cycle: What’s different this time around

By Beau Cronin
April 9, 2015

Consumer virtual reality (VR) is in the midst of a dizzying and exhilarating upswing. A new breed of systems, pioneered by Oculus and centered on head-worn displays with breakthrough quality, are minting believers — whether investors, developers, journalists, or early-adopting …

Building big data systems in academia and industry

By Ben Lorica
April 9, 2015

Mikio Braun is a machine learning researcher who also enjoys software engineering. We first met when he co-founded a real-time analytics company called streamdrill. Since then, I’ve always had great conversations with him on many topics in the data space. …

A real-time tool for a real-time problem

By Federico Castanedo
April 7, 2015

Subscriber Identity Module box (SIMbox) fraud is a type of telecommunications fraud where users avoid an international outbound-calls charge by redirecting the call through voice over IP to a SIM in the country where the destination is located. This is …

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Data Experts

Nikhil  Buduma Nikhil Buduma Nikhil Buduma is a computer science student at MIT with deep interests in machine learning and the biomedical sciences. He is a two time gold medalist at the International Biology Olympiad, a student researcher, and a “hacker.” He was selected as a finalist in the 2012 International BioGENEius Challenge for…

Michael Freeman Michael Freeman Michael Freeman, MPH, is a lecturer at the University of Washington Information School, where he teaches courses on data visualization and Web development. With a background in quantitative global health research, he has worked alongside research teams to design and build interactive data visualizations to explore and communicate complex relationships…

Benjamin Bengfort Benjamin Bengfort Benjamin Bengfort is a Data Scientist who lives inside the beltway but ignores politics (the normal business of DC) favoring technology instead. He is currently working to finish his PhD at the University of Maryland where he studies machine learning and artificial intelligence. His lab does have robots (though this…

Dean Wampler Dean Wampler is a Software Engineer with DRW Trading. He was formerly a Consultant, Trainer, and Mentor with Object Mentor, Inc.

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Data Webcasts
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Creating Meaningful Metrics That Get Your Users to do the Things You Want
April 23, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Move Your Enterprise from a Table Centric View to an Entity Centric View
May 7, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Introduction to Apache Hadoop
May 21, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Spark 1.4
June 25, 2015 - 09AM PT,

All-vs-All: Correlation Using Spark/Hadoop
July 23, 2015 - 10AM PT,

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