"Open" BigDataCamp is a free, unconference for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Attendees are encouraged to propose topics & share thoughts in open discussions, including Lightning Talks, Unpanels & Unconference Sessions.

Data scientists, data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals are encouraged to attend and mix with other members of the community.

This is the first "Open" BigDataCamp in Chicago. Regular BigDataCamps have only been held in Chicago, Silicon Valley & Washington, DC & Delhi, India. All attendees and anyone else interested in learning about Big Data can join us. Be prepared for a lively discussion, coffee & bagels, lunch and ... if we get some more sponsors, a frost beverage or two.

22 West Washington St. (Google Map)
Chicago, IL 60602

10:00 am – Registration w/bagels & coffee
10:30 am – Welcome & Introductions
10:45 am – Lightning Talks
"Hadoop – Not Just for Ad Optimization" by Jonathan Seidman of Cloudera
"Big Data - Why now?" by Ted Dunningn
12:30 am – Lunch Break (TBD)
1:30 pm – Breakout Sessions – Round 1
 - Sessions proposed were:
   - "Big Data in Government" by Brett Goldstein, Chief Data Officer, Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago>
   - "Real-time and Mahout" by Ted Dunningn of MapR

Auditorium #1 - Intro to Big Data & Use Cases
Training Room #2 - De-identification - Privacy for Public Data
Training Room #3 - Hardware Req'd for Hadoop Cluster

2:15 pm Breakout Sessions Round 2
Auditorium #1 - Intro to Hadoop & R & Big Data
Training Room #2 - Open Gov: Data for Civic Applications (ex: Healthcare)
Training Room #3 - Prepare your company for Big Data (BTC)


3:15 pm
Auditorium #1 - Mega Learning w/ Mahout (esp K-NN)
Training Room #2 - Social Media Analytics
Training Room #3 - Scaling from Legacy Data Warehouse Vendors to Hadoop

4:00 pm
Auditorium #1 - HBase for Realtime
Training Room #2 - Big Data Visualizations< br /> Training Room #3 - n/a< br /> 4:45 pm – Wrap Up + Happy Hour w/beer from Binny's

Matt O'Keefe
Jonathan Seidman
Dave Nielsen 

BigData is better when we do it together!

Photos from Previous Camps