- March 5, 2012
We’re just four short days away from the start of the beautiful madness we call SXSW Interactive and as you prepare for what has been lovingly referred to as “Geek Spring Break“, you may be wondering how to track down some of the smart chimps in the jungle. Well, you’re in luck, here’s your field guide to finding our founders: Flip Kromer, Dhruv Bansal, and Joe Kelly in the chaos.
Disambiguation: Embrace Wrong Answers & Find Truth
Sunday, March 11 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Hilton Garden Inn (Rio Grande)
Big Data can solve big problems, but it can also head to big headaches. For example, seemingly easy questions can gain immense complexity when you consider ambiguity. Dhruv Bansal and Flip Kromer will be presenting a tag-team panel on how we can embrace ambiguity and #findtruth in our data.
Data Show and Tell: International Data-Driven Journalism Unconference
Sunday, March 11 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Texas Tribune (823 Congress Ave, Suite 210)
We’re joining NPR, Deutsche Welle Innovation Projects and the Texas Tribute for an unconference for the data people – with a focus on data journalism and data science. Topics of discussion will include examples of reporting based on data, cool data visualization and how to create them, how to create more effective data-driven teams in the newsroom, and more! Interested in attending? Email Mirko Lorenz to reserve a spot!
Austin [Big] Data Party!
Sunday, March 11 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Elysium (705 Red River St.)
Hobnob with some of the world’s biggest data geeks at the Austin [Big] Data Party, organized by GeekAustin. We’re one of the co-sponsors and would love to share a drink with you! No badge required – just RSVP!
Big Data Meet Up
Monday, March 12 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Hilton Austin Downtown (Room 615AB)
Get together with other Big Data professionals for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. This event is presented by Silona Bonewald, co-founder of TuneHopper.
We’ll see you soon!