Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53+00:00

Arts & Crafts with AWS Glue Workshop

Presented by: Lydia White

Constructing and administering a big data scale Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) and Business Intelligence (BI) pipeline can be expensive and complicated. Fortunately, Amazon Web Services (AWS) simplifies this with Glue and QuickSight services. Glue, a fully managed, serverless and cloud-optimized...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, PythonFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Hadoop Essentials

Presented by: Eric Richardson

Big Data and Cloud platforms have their origins in Hadoop. Learn the fundamentals of HDFS, Map Reduce and Yarn the three core components of Apache Hadoop. You will start a sandbox cluster, interact with HDFS, learn how HDFS saves data and why it does it that way. MapReduce is an important...

Tags: Big DataFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Kafka: Build, Deploy, and Monitor Your First Real-World Application

Presented by: Justin Pihony

Companies nowadays are finding it critical to be able to gather and analyze massive amounts of disparately-sourced data, quickly and reliably. By diving into the fundamentals of Apache Kafka, you will learn how it can be more than a superior, distributed messaging system, but also a platform to...

Tags: Big Data, Functional ProgrammingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Help Cure the #1 Leading Cause of Death in America

Presented by: Luther Hill

The number one leading cause of death in America is Cardiovascular Disease. Doctors often spend years researching cures for this disease without any results. ...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, PythonFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Advanced

Making Faces: Image Reduction and Recognition

Presented by: Steve Crow

A 350px by 300px image contains 105,000 individual pixels. Comparing each pixel to tell whether or not two images are the same is not efficient. What if we could reduce the number of features, while still maintaining patterns and trends? What if we could perform this recognition by only comparing 25...

Tags: Big Data, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Intro to Machine Learning on the cheap and without a PhD in math: Overview

Presented by: Jim Wilson

Machine learning has traditionally required a command of advanced mathematics, years of university training, and expensive hardware to implement. Now with better open source tools and online resources it’s easier than ever to create your own robust neural networks. Be it image recognition,...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Support Emoji 💁‍♀️ and Go Worldwide 🌐 with Unicode

Presented by: Joe Sewell

As the world becomes more and more connected, the way people communicate becomes more and more important. A prominent example is emoji: those little icons that are popular in text messages 📱 and on social media 🤝. Proposals for new emoji will often make the news. But did you know that emoji...

Tags: Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Adding Search Capabilities to your Applications with Elastic Search

Presented by: Rod Paddock

User: We need to add the capabilities of Google Search to our application. Developer: When do you need this? User: Next week would be Greaatttt! Developer: OH! ...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

HOW TO HACK AN ELECTION

Presented by: Gary Short

Think your democracy is safe? Better think again. In this session I'll demonstrate the techniques that the 'black hat data scientists' use to get the result they want from any election or referenda. In this entertaining talk, I'll demonstrate techniques, both at the macro level - how to attack an...

Tags: Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Learning R through sports, or learning sports through R

Presented by: Mike Roznik

Big data has been a buzzword for years, but it’s only recently been hitting the world of professional sports. How do sports teams use this big data? Why with R! Together we’ll learn what kind of data they look for and how they present it. Along the way we’ll look at real world examples of R...

Tags: Big Data, Functional Programming, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Horizontal Scaling of Graph Databases

Presented by: Ryan Hendrickson

A very real problem is choosing what data to prioritize when storing it in a graph database. Most graph databases, including Neo4J, the number 1 graph database according to db-engines.com, do not scale horizontally. This leaves the size of the database constrained to how much disk space and ram is...

Tags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Event processing without breaking production

Presented by: Nathan Zender

Transactional systems are built with the primary focus of processing many concurrent events, only keeping the current state of data. What if I told you there was a way to capture all the events that led to that current state? Capturing all events would allow for deeper analytics/machine learning,...

Tags: Big Data, OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Well.. that's ONNX-pected

Presented by: Ron Dagdag

The world of machine learning frameworks is complex. What if we can use the lightest framework for inferencing on edge devices? That’s the idea behind ONNX format. Attend this session and find out how to train models using the framework of your choice, save or convert models into ONNX, and deploy...

Tags: .NET, Cloud, Big Data, Javascript, Other, PythonFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

API Design for ETL - Lessons from Nearly 100 Data Integrations in the Wild

Presented by: Dan Mosora

In the API Economy, users increasingly want to analyze and connect more of their business data, from small startup shops to multinational corporations. Thinking about making data available through an API? There are innumerable ways to slice the problem. How do you implement pagination? What data...

Tags: Cloud, Big DataFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate