- February 21, 2014
Another year, another great Strata! Team Infochimps is back in Austin, Texas, but hopefully you stopped by and grabbed a t-shirt at our booth before you left. We saw a few familiar faces and made a lot of new friends — but in case you weren’t at Strata, here’s what you may have missed…
We got a lot of questions about our workshop, where you can meet with our experienced data scientists to learn key Big Data concepts and best practices. We’re offering personalized recommendations for each workshopper and sharing the secrets of success we’ve seen from other businesses. If you missed us at the booth or haven’t heard about it yet, you can learn more and request a workshop here too.
Many of you asked about our second annual “CIOs & Big Data: What Your IT Team Wants You to Know” report. Last year’s report showed some interesting takeaways — that 55 percent of Big Data projects aren’t completed, with 58 percent citing “inaccurate scope” as the reason for failure. We launched the questionnaire again this year and would love to hear your thoughts on what you want your CIO to know about Big Data. It only takes 10 minutes, and you can win cool prizes like an Amazon gift card.
On a fun note, we hosted a Big Data Mixer, co-sponsored by Silicon Valley Data Science and Pacific Crest Securities, and we had a great time picking the brains of other industry pioneers. More than 120 of the best and brightest in Big Data joined in for food, drinks, and good conversation. We took a lot of photos that night (see a few teaser photos below), and you can see the entire album (around 500 total) here.
Overall we had a blast at this year’s Strata Santa Clara! We hope you had a great time at Strata too, and we can’t wait to see you at the next one in New York. Until then, I’ll leave you with another awesome photo from our mixer featuring a couple of our chimps, Tim Gasper and Cameron Peek. Oh and if you can think of a good caption, I’m all ears.