How Big Data is Changing Our Perceptions of Data
This seminar will introduce you to Big Data and how it is changing our perceptions of data. We will talk about the many manifestations of Big Data and technologies that allow us to process Big Data like Hadoop and its ecosystem. Finally, we will talk about how students can learn more about Hadoop and the kinds of jobs available to those with Hadoop skills.
Biography I am a Creative Engineer in Reno with many years of experience in creating products and helping companies improve their software engineering. I wrote, designed and did the voice over for a series of screencasts that cover The Cloud and Amazon Web Services and another one that covers Hadoop MapReduce. Both are published by Pragmatic Programmers. I do both professional and personal projects. Personal projects like the Million Monkeys project went viral and gained international notoriety. My interviews appeared in such prestigious places as the Wall Street Journal and Fox News with the full list on my resume. I was invited to submit a paper on the topic to Significance which was published. I strive to provide developers with the resources to learn new technologies and improve their skillsets.
I am a Curriculum Developer and Instructor at Cloudera. To help the local community, I volunteer my time as the President of the Northern Nevada Software Developers Group and I sit on the Technology Advisory Committee at Morrison University in which I advise the college on appropriate curriculum for technical degree programs. At the Northern Nevada Software Developers Group, I coordinate all meetings and speakers. Also, I give various presentations; a list of the topics, presentations and example code are on my online resume, my Slideshare page, and my YouTube channel.
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