What do you want to learn? Big Data TechCon How-To Conference, Apr 26-28, Boston

Our survey ahead of Big Data Techcon conference in Boston find most interest in learning Predictive analytics, Data visualization, Spark, Deep learning / Machine Learning, Hadoop and other components of Hadoop stack, and Python.

By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets, Apr 9, 2015.

As a media partner, KDnuggets was pleased to raffle 2 free registrations to

Bigdata Techcon Boston, Apr 26-28, 2015
Big Data TechCon, the HOW-TO conference, Boston, April 26-28

The winners were Sivakumar Rajendran and Janusz Cyganik.

As part of the raffle, we asked to specify what

2-3 topics or technologies you want to learn more about in 2015

The most popular answers were
  • Predictive analytics (80%)
  • Data visualization (40%)
  • Spark (40%)
  • Deep learning / Machine Learning (40%)
  • Hadoop and other things in Hadoop stack (30%)
  • Python (20%)

Other topics included Graph Databases, Hive, Internet of Things, NoSQL Databases, R, Testing Analytics Models, and Text Mining.

Below is more information about Big Data TechCon.

Big Data TechCon is technology-agnostic. The tutorials and classes apply to Big Data in your data center or in the cloud, from hosted environments to your own servers. The sessions apply to relational databases, NoSQL databases, unstructured data, flat files and data feeds.

Come up to speed on Hadoop, Spark, Yarn, HBase, R and Hive. Learn from the smartest, hardest-working faculty in the Big Data universe in a way you never could by reading a book or watching a webinar. The faculty have real-world experience that you can tap into, whether you use Java, C++, .NET or JavaScript; whether you like MySQL, SQL Server, DB2 or Oracle; whether you love or hate Hadoop; and whether you are looking at dozens of terabytes or hundreds of petabytes.

Mingle with fellow attendees. Be inspired by keynotes, including Matei Zaharia, assistant professor of computer science at MIT. Be impressed by the hottest Big Data tools in the Expo Hall. It's all waiting for you. The show is produced by BZ Media - publisher of SD Times, the leading magazine for software development managers.

Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing fees of a 3-day pass by inserting the code BIGDATA when prompted. Register early for additional savings. www.bigdatatechcon.com