From Hackathon to Big Data and Data Science, Intel Gets Ready for Strata + Hadoop World

By Tim Allen and Prabha Ganapathy


Strata + Hadoop World is coming right up, but for hackers dedicated to humanitarian causes, there’s another big data-related event that’s even more imminent.


AtrocityWatch Hackathon for Humanity


In support of AtrocityWatch, an organization that works to provide an early warning of crimes against humanity through crowd sourcing and big data, Intel, Cloudera, Viral Heat, Amazon AWS, and O’Reilly Media are sponsoring a hackathon to apply data science to the cause of preventing atrocities. The event, AtrocityWatch for Humanity, will focus on using big data and mobile technologies to build a Geo-Fencing app based on a “sentiment” API that monitors social media channels to identify and track potential human rights abuses. The app would help the world spot atrocities before they occur by analyzing social media and raising awareness when atrocities do happen. The AtrocityWatch hackathon will be held 5pm to midnight on Feb. 12, 2015, at Cloudera’s offices, 1001 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA. Registration is free; just bring your laptop. Click here for more information, and be sure to follow and tweet with the #AtrocityWatch hashtag to join the hackathon conversation online.


Strata + Hadoop World – Make Data Work


Just down the road in San Jose, Strata + Hadoop World, the world’s largest big data and data science conference, will take place Feb 17-20. It’s where leading developers, strategists, analysts and business decision-makers gather to discuss emerging big data techniques and technologies, and where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect. As an innovator in big data platforms, Intel has queued up a full program of keynote speakers, sponsored sessions, booth demonstrations and other events to showcase its latest advances in big data technologies.


As the focus of big data computing broadens beyond the data center to storage, networking and toward the network’s edge and the cloud, there’s more and more strain placed on a business’s underlying computing infrastructure. To deliver high performance big data solutions requires a flexible, distributed and open computing environment, and Intel is leading innovation into key platform technologies, such as advances in the software-defined infrastructure that can optimize your platform for data intensive workloads.


Here’s your chance to learn more about Intel’s approach to big data platform innovation. Attend the keynote address Intel and the Role of Open Source in Delivering on the Promise of Big Data by Michael Greene (@DadGreene), VP and general manager for Intel Software and Services, System Technologies and Optimizations Group. This presentation, held on Friday, Feb. 20 from 9am-10am in the Keynote Hall, discusses Intel’s vision for a horizontal, reusable and extensible architectural framework for big data.


For more insights into big data architectures, plan to attend From Domain-Specific Solutions to an Open Platform Architecture for Big Data Analytics Based on Hadoop and Spark, a tech session presented by Vin Sharma (@ciphr), Big Data Analytics Strategist at Intel, and Jason Dai, Intel’s Chief Architect of Big Data Technologies, on Thursday, Feb. 19, 11:30am-12:10pm in room 230 B.


Intel experts are also taking part in the following presentations:



Stop by the Intel booth #415 to say hello and to attend one of the ongoing presentations from Intel and its partners at our in-booth theater. We’re looking forward to seeing you, or tweet us at #Intel #StrataHadoop!


Follow Intel’s big data team at @PrabhaGana and keep up with Intel advances in analytics at @TimIntel and #TechTim.  


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Tim Allen

About Tim Allen

Tim is a strategic marketing manager for Intel with specific responsibilities related to the cloud, big data, analytics, datacenter appliances and RISC migration. Tim has 20+ years of industry experience including work as a systems analyst, developer, system adminstrator, enterprise systems trainer, product marketing engineer and marketing program manager. Prior to Intel Tim worked at Tektronix, IBM, Intersolv, Sequent and Con-Way Logistics. Tim holds a BSEE in computer engineering from BYU, PMP certification and a MBA in finance from the University of Portland. Specialties include - PMP, MCSE, CNA, HP-UX, AIX, Shell, Perl, C++