Announces industry keynote in addition to more than 55 how-to big data classes and tutorials

468x60MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2014 —BZ Media LLC today announced its opening keynote at Big Data TechCon, the how-to technical conference for IT professionals implementing Big Data. Gloria Lau, manager of data science at LinkedIn, will keynote on “Building Data Products: The Right Order of Things.” The three-day conference, October 27 – 29, will feature the keynote {LINK:} at 11:45 am on Tuesday, October 28, and will cover how to maximize data science and business impact with limited resources.

Lau will also co-host the {LINK:} “Women in Big Data Networking Luncheon” with Bianca Gandolfo, chapter leader for Girl Develop It San Francisco and San Francisco Evangelist for Women Who Code. This special event is a great opportunity for women attendees to connect with peers at the show.

The fourth Big Data TechCon also features over 55 classes {LINK:} and tutorials {LINK:}, including full-day tutorials “Hands-on Intro to Apache Spark” {LINK:} and “Hadoop: A One-Day, Hands-on Crash Course” {LINK:}. In addition to dozens of sessions on Apache Spark, Hadoop and YARN, Big Data TechCon offers tutorials and classes on data analysis, data visualization, NoSQL, graph databases, real-world use cases and more. All of the sessions are taught by top Big Data experts from companies such as eBay, GE, Google, Twitter.

“No other conference offers a more practical, comprehensive program than Big Data TechCon. Here, Big Data professionals are exposed to real-world, hands-on content taught by some of the top experts in the field,” said Ted Bahr, President of BZ Media.

Watch these short videos for recaps on past Big Data TechCons: as well as Founder of Hadoop Doug Cutting’s keynote at last year’s Big Data TechCon San Francisco. Please also visit Big Data TechCon’s news section for additional event information and Big Data news.

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Big Data TechCon is produced by BZ Media LLC, which publishes SD Times, the magazine for the software development industry. BZ Media also produces AnDevCon, the Androd Developer Conference; GGDevCon, the independent Google Glass™ Developer Conference; Wearables TechCon, the technology event that is like a CES® for OEMs and developers; and SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference.

For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring Big Data TechCon, please contact David Lyman, 978-465-2351,


Based in Melville, N.Y., BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company combining the best of print and Web-based publishing with industry-leading technical conferences and expositions.