Big Data creates problems and opportunities that do not exist when dealing with smaller datasets. You will learn how to scale, utilize, and visualize Big Data as well as create and integrate Big Data related APIs. We will talk about how to scale your data, expose your data through APIs, integrate existing data from the data marketplace, and communicate your data through visualization.You will find out what techniques and strategies work best when working with Big Data. Many developers have learned how to scale their systems for high levels of concurrency. However, scaling for Big Data has its own unique challenges. Sometimes strategies that would make no sense for smaller systems work great when dealing with larger datasets. This Workshop is geared towards PHP developers, but all are welcome.
Bradley Holt is a web developer, entrepreneur, community facilitator, and an author. He is the co-founder of Found Line, a Vermont-based creative studio with capabilities in web development, graphic design, and marketing strategy. He is a Board Member at Vermont Community Access Media, a non-profit community media and technology center. He is a minor contributor of source code and bug reports to Zend Framework and an active member of the PHP community. He organizes the Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group where he is a regular speaker and is involved with helping to organize other technology community events such as Vermont Code Camp. He is the author of the books Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB and Scaling CouchDB (upcoming), both published by O'Reilly Media.
David Zuelke is the lead developer of the Agavi project, an open source framework for PHP, and managing partner at Bitextender GmbH, a Munich, Germany based software consulting company. He has been doing web and PHP development for more than ten years and regularly speaks at conferences around the world about lovely topics like HTTP, REST, CouchDB, MapReduce and PHP.
Dennis is the Director of Product & Marketing of Infochimps. He joined Infochimps after five years as a co-founder of Floor64 where he produced the well-known business & technology blog, Techdirt, and created the crowdsourced thinktank, Insight Community. Prior to that, he spent seven years at mySimon, a division of CNET Networks. As Associate Vice President, Dennis was responsible for the overall management, operations, and development of the mySimon comparison shopping site. Dennis first cut his teeth at Andersen Consulting, and holds a B.S. from Cornell University, where he and Flip met while building a hybrid electric vehicle. Dennis authors his own personal blog, eponymously at dennisyang.com, and you can follow him on Twitter at @sinned.
Eli has worked in/on/around the internet for over 16 years, with the
last 10 spent exclusively with PHP. He has worked a number of varied
jobs in the past, including HiiDef/Goodsie, Zend, TravelPod/TripAdvisor,
Digg and for the Hubble Space Telescope Program. He is co-author of the
book 'PHP 5 in Practice' and has presented at numerous conferences.
Julie Steele is an editor at O'Reilly Media interested in connecting people and ideas. She finds beauty in discovering new ways to understand complex systems, and so enjoys topics related to gathering, storing, analyzing, and visualizing data. She holds a Master's degree in Political Science (International Relations) from Rutgers University.
Julie also works with topics related to Python, PHP, Clojure, and SQL. Julie lives in NYC where she eats, reads, and practices yoga.
Laura Thomson is Webtools Engineering Manager at Mozilla. The Webtools team works on APIs and webapps for the Mozilla engineering community: for example crash reporting, performance graphing, automatic updates, and L10n. Previously she was a principal at OmniTI, a consultancy specializing in scaling and security of webapps, and before that, a consultant and Computer Science academic. She is the co-author of "PHP and MySQL Web Development", "MySQL Tutorial", and tech editor of a number of other books. She is Australian and resides on a horse farm in Maryland with her family.
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