Strata: The Business of Data conference from O’Reilly

Infochimps has been engrained in the emerging data ecosystem since our founding in 2008. But while having met and talked to a lot of people in everything from open data to viz to academia, much of the talk around BigData has to do more with the technologies (Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.) rather than the data and the money around it.  We, at Infochimps, are very keen to this disparity and are therefore very happy to share that the  good folks at O’Reilly have put together a conference that brings all members of the data community together at long last.

Strata is a new conference from O’Reilly Media, focused on the business and practice of data, happening February 1-3 in Santa Clara, CA.

We are particularly excited about this event because of its theme of collecting and using data successfully. If you dig into the event website and register yourselves, you’ll see that the conference shakes out into “three days of training, breakout sessions and plenary discussions — along with an Executive Summit, a Sponsor Pavilion and other events showcasing the new data ecosystem”.

Registration opened last week, get your passes while you can still register early: https://en.oreilly.com/strata2011/public/register Use this discount code to save 15% on the price: str11ifc

And, though speaker submissions have closed, you can still submit a Birds of a Feather session here: http://strataconf.com/strata2011/public/cfp/132

Big thank you to O’Reilly Media for putting a stake in the ground that this new ecosystem can form around.  Many of our friends and familiar faces will be there, including Drew Conway, Amber Case, Bradford Cross, Mike Olson, and Jud Valeski.  We are very excited about the conference and see this as a huge sign that the data ecosystem really gelling.

See you there!

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