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Big Data Camp

On Sunday the day before STRATA officially kicked off, we saw a number of interesting talks at Big Data Camp.  Hosted by Dave Nielsen, Big Data Camp is a very unconventional way of having an open discussion forum. We first heard from Joel Horwitz of Alpine Data Labs discuss why “Your customers are more brutal than you think!”  After, we were inspired by the Chang She, CTO of,  Jaime Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Analytics, and Jorge Lopez of Syncsort.  From there, we jumped into some interesting breakout sessions about Open Stack as an alternative the Amazon Web Services, “Data & Privacy” by Marc Guldimann of Enliken, and an “Intro to Map Reduce” by Yuyu Shen.