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: http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/keynotes.html} 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: http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/specialevents} “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: http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/classes.html} and tutorials {LINK: http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/tutorials.html}, including full-day tutorials “Hands-on Intro to Apache Spark” {LINK: http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/tutorials.html#HandsonIntrotoApacheSpark} and “Hadoop: A One-Day, Hands-on Crash Course” {LINK: http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/tutorials.html#HadoopAOneDayHandsOnCrashCourse}. 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: http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/videos.html 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 http://www.bigdatatechcon.com/news.html for additional event information and Big Data news.

Learn more about Big Data TechCon at www.bigdatatechcon.com/ follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BigDataTechCon or #BigDataTechCon.

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,dlyman@bzmedia.com.

ABOUT BZ MEDIA

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.

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