Thanks for a great Workshop.
There is a google group for follow-up conversation. There are plans to have bay area centered meetups between now and the next conference. Join the list to participate/learn more.
We will be working with the community to plan Big Data #2 between August and October 2010
Big Data Workshop is on April 23 2010 9am-5pm at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
As the internet approaches 1 trillion connected gigabytes, we’re not in Kansas anymore. The data deluge poses important questions:
How will we manage all this information? Is the relational database doomed? How will we synchronize it? Will we all need to migrate to NoSQL stores? Or will the new play along nicely with 40 years of relational history?
Who will manage this information? Will we all have to own our own massive infrastructure, will we rent it, or just call the APIs of somebody else?
How will we analyze this information? Do we all need to learn Erlang and Map-Reduce, or will a new set of easy-to-use tools spring up, just like the spreadsheet came to the rescue a long time ago? Will programmers write code for distributed hash tables, relational databases, document stores, graph databases or all of the above?
Who will we govern all that information? Who will keep it secure, and private, and audible? Who determines what can and cannot be correlated? Who will watch the watchmen?
This event is for:
- owners and managers of a large amount of data, including web, social media, health, pharmaceuticals, astronomy, government etc.
- developers and users of Big Data technologies, including NoSQL databases, Map-Reduce algorithms, data mining, server farms etc.
- stewards and guardians of Big Data, including legal and business professionals.
Together we can actually dive in and figure some of these challenges out. If you are interested in a conference where keynote speaker after keynote speaker is telling you how wonderful their company and products are, Big Data Workshop is not for you. Big Data Workshop is there for everybody to speak and listen, to discuss, to engage, to think and to re-think.
Our model for the Big Data Workshop is the highly successful Internet Identity Workshop, a similarly-structured unconference that has taken place twice a year for the past 5 years. It has successfully brought together all the movers and shakers concerned with identity on the internet; the workshop has played a crucial role in the development and adoption of such widely deployed technologies such as OpenID, OAuth, Portable Contacts, Yadis/LRDD/Webfinger, and Activity Streams. The Big Data Workshop will be similarly structured in order to facilitate a real discussion of the emerging problems and solutions by community and industry leaders.