A night dedicated to big data and NoSQL.
We are still working on the finer details, including venue but what we can say is that we will have at least 3 speakers.
Jim Webber will speaking about NoSQL and highly connected data. If you don't know Jim, run a quick google check! He's great value and it should be a highly informative and entertaining evening.
Matt Biddulph is a software designer and data scientist based out of London. In the recent past he has been CTO of Dopplr, Head of Data Strategy for Location and Commerce Applications at Nokia, and heavily involved with radio and interactive music at the BBC.
If you are on Twitter, chances are you are probably following Jason – a local developer, blogger, writer and company founder.
We also hope to have a lightening talk from local company Sophia Search. Details to be announced soon.
VENUE JUST ANNOUCED: WE'RE BACK IN THE HOLIDAY INN ON THE ORMEAU AVENUE, BELFAST.
BIG DATA - THE FACTS, THE MYTHS and the numbers (Jason Bell)
Jason gives a lightening introduction to what Big Data actually is, why it's important and some of the popular misconceptions. He'll also give a basic Hadoop/MapReduce demonstration with all the tweets from the MTV EMA awards when they were held in Belfast last year.
DATA ABOUT DEVELOPERS, HACKS ABOUT HACKERS (MATT BIDDULPH)
Highly Connected data in nosql stores (JIM WEBBER)
In this talk, we'll cover the key ideas of NOSQL databases, including motivating similarities and more importantly their different strengths and weaknesses. In more depth, we'll focus on the characteristics of graph stores for connected data and the kinds of problems for which they are best suited. To reinforce how useful graph stores are, we provide a rapid, code-focussed example using Neo4j covering the APIs for manipulating and traversing graphs. We'll then use this knowledge to explore the Doctor Who universe, using graph databases to infer useful knowledge from connected, semi-structured data. We conclude with a discussion of when different kinds of NOSQL stores are most appropriate.
Jason Bell is the founder of Northern Ireland company Datasentiment, which comprises of the customer loyalty platform uVoucher and the data processing platform Cloudatics. Previously Jason was section editor for Java Developer's Journal magazine, worked with numerous companies and authored articles for IBM DeveloperWorks.
Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he researches and develops distributed graph databases and writes open source software. Previously, Jim spent time working with big graphs like the Web for building distributed systems, which led him to being a co-author on the book REST in Practice, having previously written Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide. Jim is active in the development community, presenting regularly around the world. His blog is located at http://jimwebber.org and he tweets often @jimwebber.
Delighted to add that Deloitte, Sophia Search and Instil will be sponsoring this event. Which means free beverages.