This will be a great opportunity to learn about Big Data while meeting and networking with others.
Big Data is a relatively new field, so we’re getting several Big Data experts together from various companies for a panel to discuss and answer RJUG's questions and yours:
• What are some good use cases for ‘Big Data?
• I do not have big data. Why should I?
• How have ‘Big Data’ tools and environments changed analytics? What new capabilities and challenges exist in these environments?
• What is a typical analysis workflow in a ‘Big Data’ environment?
• I am interested in ‘Big Data’. How do I get started?
• What is the future of Big Data?
- Ippon USA Software Architect: Dennis Sharpe
Dennis is an architect with over 18 years experience leading, designing, and coding software applications. He has experience in a variety of different industries including healthcare, government, loyalty, utilities, telecommunications, and financial. Technology is his passion and he enjoys designing innovative solutions that solve business problems. He's been taking training classes in Cassandra, Spark and Solr and has installed and configured the ELK stack for a client.
- Capital One Big Data Tech Lead: David Moore
David is a software developer and data professional, living and working in Goochland, Virginia, and has worked in a variety of roles at Capital One since 1996. Recently David has been working on helping Capital One implement its first Hadoop production platform as well as developing applications to support this environment. He has taught classes and led training for Hadoop and Hive.
- UNOS (via Reslovit) Lead Hadoop Developer: Jamie Sutphin
Jamie leads teams to discover and extract meaningful business value out of their Data pipelines. He's been a technical leader in many enterprise scenarios. He has significant skills in Big Data ecosystem, Hadoop Clusters, Data Science techniques, Data architecture, ETL, Java, Unix/Linux, Data Warehousing, Analytics, R, enterprise data modeling, and more. He helps companies to build meaningful value out their Data systems. At UNOS, he is reverse engineering, designing and building data pipelines using HortonWorks 2.2 HDP cluster. His activities include heavy Java, Pig, Hive, Oozie, Flume, HDFS and MapReduce development and Unit testing. He's implementing a Data Governance strategy for implementation on Big Data platforms, Implementing Design Patterns for Data Ingestion/Egression and Near Real-time integration, designing and implementing metadata and Analytical techniques using Xrays, Sonograms, and related binary assets and leading technical discussions on the means to monetize or productize data services using a Big Data platform.
- Moderator: Collins Denny
Collins is a co-organizer of the Richmond Java User Group. As a moderator of the panel, Collins will be guiding the conversation towards various topics of interest and asking questions to the speakers.
Sponsor: Signature Consultants - For the AWESOME refreshments & door prize!