Rocky Mountain DataCon 2016 Launches

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What is Rocky Mountain DataCon?

AgilData is excited to announce Rocky Mountain DataCon 2016 (RMDC), Colorado’s first annual conference focused on data engineering, data devops, and data science. Sponsored by AgilData, Adurant, and the Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group, the conference will bring speakers from across the industry, with a focus on use cases and best practices. We strive to create a vendor-neutral environment where attendees can share ideas and hard-won experience with each other to further our craft.


When is RMDC 2016?

Rocky Mountain DataCon will take place on November 10-11, 2016, at the Denver Marriott Westminster in Colorado. Each day will start around 8am and will conclude at 5pm. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/beverages will be provided throughout both days. Accommodations are also available  at the Marriott Westminster hotel for ease of attending this event.

This two-day conference will be packed with speakers sharing information on two different tracks:

  • Technical Talks Training and Use Cases in Big Data
  • Big Data Community Innovation and Ecosystem Talks

Early Bird tickets are currently available here. For just $295, you will enjoy full access to both conference days packed with presentations, tutorials and networking with data professionals from all over the Rocky Mountain region.
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Are you a student? Stay tuned for updates about conference scholarships. Sign up for updates here.


AgilData and RMDC

As a premier sponsor and organizer of Rocky Mountain DataCon 2016, our mission is to create an event that will add value to each and every attendee – through quality speakers, networking opportunities throughout the event, and overall enhancement of knowledge in the Big Data industry. We are all ears and want to hear what you might like to see and experience at this event! Connect with us on social, or shoot us an email. Don’t be shy, and we look forward to seeing you in November! And don’t forget to sign up for email updates about the conference here.


Who is Speaking at RMDC?

As we continue reviewing speaking proposals that are still coming in, we are really excited to have some really amazing speakers already lined up! And if you are interested in speaking, click here to learn more.

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Michael “Monty” Widenius
Creator of MySQL and MariaDB
Michael “Monty” Widenius is the creator and main author of MySQL and MariaDB. He is also the founder of Open Ocean Capital, an investment company in Finland. He is also part of creating the Hacking Business model and the Business Source Licence.

Ted Dunning
Chief Application Architect at MapR
Ted Dunning is Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies and is very active with the Apache Software Foundation, particularly with respect to streaming technologies. He a committer and PMC member for a number of projects and was the incubation mentor for Apache Storm, Apache Flink, Apache Apex and numerous others. He has also developed important machine learning and recommendation technology and holds over 20 patents.

Lisa White
Senior Software Engineer at Twitter
Lisa is a member of the team responsible for building streaming data products at Twitter, including the Powertrack Streaming API. Prior to joining Twitter in 2014, Lisa was a software engineer at ExactTarget, where she architected and developed APIs. Earlier, she designed custom software implementation solutions for Enterprise clients at ExactTarget. She will be speaking about Twitter’s Power Track architecture that solves technical challenges such as: filtering data at scale in realtime and managing state of customer streams across data centers.

Manny Puentes
Chief Technology Officer at Altitude Digital
As the CTO of Altitude Digital, Manny has driven the strategy and vision behind the industry’s first premium programmatic platform, designed to bring more efficiency, simplicity and control to both buyers and publishers. In this session, he will discuss how we do this accurately and effectively by leveraging a data pipeline  built using Hadoop, Kafka, Cascading, Oozie, Druid, and a custom ETL process. By the end of this session, you’ll understand the benefits of layering these technologies, and how you can apply the same process in order to transform your businesses.

Al Mays

Chief Product Officer at Clickfox
As the Chief Product Officer of ClickFox, Al Mays is responsible for the strategy, design and development direction for ClickFox products focused on enabling the construction and study of Journeys. During his eight-year tenure at ClickFox, he has also held several management positions in information architecture and pre-sales solutions architecture. Prior to joining ClickFox, Mays spent seven years at Ticketmaster where he held various positions including the Director of Voice Applications where he set strategy and lead development, infrastructure and managed day-to-day operations of their complex voice self-service platforms

See the full lineup of speakers here. And be sure to sign up for email updates to get announcements as we add more speakers!


Who is Organizing RMDC?

AgilData is a proud organizer of Rocky Mountain DataCon 2016, along with Adurant Technologies, and the Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group.

AgilData provides solutions and services to help firms deliver on the promise of Big Data and scale complex MySQL data infrastructures. AgilData provides seamlessly integrated best-of-breed Big Data solutions for BI analytics, data pipeline orchestration, data wrangling and event processing. We partner with firms to transform their engineering practice, shorten development cycles, reduce their ops load and leverage data assets to build new value streams.


Adurant Technologies

ADURANT Technologies is a Cloud Services Solution provider, specializing in Data Management and Infrastructure Technologies. PaaS and IaaS Solutions are the foundation for your applications and data delivery systems. The ADURANT Team has extensive experience with SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Technologies and specializes in architecture, delivery, portfolio rationalization, support, and life cycle management of Big Data, Data Management and Infrastructure Technologies. ADURANT is a Cloudera and Oracle Gold Partner and authorized reseller. Learn more about ADURANT Technologies here.


Boulder Denver Big Data Meetup
The Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group is designed to educate the Boulder/Denver community about emerging Big Data Technologies. With 3,002 members, this group strives to:

•  Introduce and educate the community about new and innovative Big Data Technologies
•  Provide a forum for people interested in Big Data to network
•  Connect people looking for Big Data work with those hiring
•  Provide the proper level of vendor presentations so that when people decide to rely on Big Data they know their options for support
•  Contribute to strengthening the Colorado economy and US competitiveness in the global marketplace

Learn more and join the Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group here.

Interested in sponsoring Rocky Mountain DataCon 2016? Session sponsorship start at just $1000. We have lots of other opportunities to participate too. Do have a bunch of extra lanyards lying around?  Or some old schwag you’re itching to give away?  RMDC is on the lookout for in-kind sponsors for speaker gifts, hospitality hubs, after-parties and the inevitable schwag for attendees. See sponsorship information here.

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