Bryan Nehl makes an introduction to the data science: data formats, ETL tools, NoSQL databases, languages, libraries, techniques and approaches for exploring data and extracting value from it.
Stefan Edlich discusses big data systems -Spanner, Presto- and the future of data persistence, data analytics, data formats and of NoSQL/NewSQL in general.
Erik Hinton discusses the successes and failures of making a cultural shift in the newsroom at NYT to accept Haskell and some of the projects Haskell has been used for.
Indrajit Roy presents HP Labs’ attempts at scaling R to efficiently perform distributed machine learning and graph processing on industrial-scale data sets.
Paco Nathan reviews an example data analysis application written in Cascalog used for a recommender system based on City of Palo Alto Open Data.
Avi Bryant discusses how the laws of group theory provide a useful codification of the practical lessons of building efficient distributed and real-time aggregation systems.
Ken Collier discusses Agile Analytics, a combination of sophisticated analytics techniques, lean learning principles, agile delivery methods, and "big data" technologies.
Michael Hausenblas introduces Apache Drill, a distributed system for interactive analysis of large-scale datasets, including its architecture and typical use cases.
Rebecca Parsons reviews some of the changes in how data is used and analyzed, looking at how data is used to track violence, and attempts to predict famine and other crises before they happen.
Karim Chine introduces Elastic-R, demonstrating some of its applications in bioinformatics and finance.
Andrew Clegg overviews methods and provides use cases for performing data sets operations like membership testing, distinct counts, and nearest-neighbour finding more efficiently.
Rebecca Parsons proposes taking a different look at data, using different approaches and tools, then looks at some of the ways social data is used these days.