Win a Conference Pass for Strata 2012!

strataheader2 Win a Conference Pass for Strata 2012!

We’re gearing up for Strata 2012 and the wonderful folks at O’Reilly have bestowed upon us one Conference Pass for Strata 2012 that we will be giving away to one of our lucky blog readers!  This pass, worth $1345, gives you access to two amazing action packed days of panels, discussions and workshops at Strata 2012.

All you have to do is comment on this blog post!  That’s it!  We’ll select one winner on Friday, February 17th at 5pm CT and that person will receive a super secret code that will comp them for a Conference Pass.  How cool is that?

Want to learn more about the conference?  We’ve got the full rundown, plus a 20% off discount code for you after the jump!

O’Reilly Strata 2012
Making Data Work
February 28 – March 1, 2012
Santa Clara, CA
Register Now and Save 20% with code CHIMP

Strata 2012, the leading big data conference, happens February 28 – March 1, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Strata debuted to a sold-out crowd last year and has become the leading event for the people and technology driving the data revolution. Strata delivers the nuts-and-bolts of building a data-driven business—the latest on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to make data work.

Get control of the new data opportunity at Strata—immerse yourself in three full days of hands-on training, information-rich sessions, and an Expo Hall filled with the key players and products.

Strata’s topics and programs include Data Science, Business & Industry, Visualization & Interface, Hadoop & Big Data, Policy & Privacy, and Domain Data. Plus, new for 2012 are two all-day Intensive Programs: Jumpstart – the missing MBA for Big Data; and Deep Data – a no-holds-barred program with advanced technical content.

The Strata experience is made up of intensely practical sessions for both business users and hardcore technologists; success stories (and cautionary tales) from startups making data their business and established companies that are saving millions and creating new revenue streams; great networking opportunities; and keynotes that snap the big picture into focus. We hope you will join us at Strata to explore emerging data tools and technologies that are shaping the future.



  1. JC February 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm


  2. Naomi B. Robbins February 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    The conference last year was great.

  3. Matisse VerDuyn February 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Would love the learning experience at Strata. If you don’t take a chance, you have a probability of zero! Thanks.

  4. Nicolas Thiébaud February 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I will come all the way from France with pastries for you if you choose me.

    The french hadoop community is rising :)

  5. Bobby Richards February 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

    i mined the data and this post position seems to be the best!

  6. Jason February 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Free something? Count me in!

  7. Eric S. Bullington February 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Would love to attend Strata!

  8. satish February 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I love to attend. I submitted a proposal for this conference and attended in the past.

    If I won, I will blog, tweet, linked-in, face book (use all my social network tools to promote both infochimps and strata).

    Love to join the conversation – “Making data work”. I promise to record my impressions of that conversation on the social fabric.

    Please count me in!

  9. Kawandeep Virdee February 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Yay! This is exciting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. Pablo Delgado February 16, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Do not bother commenting, I will win this ticket.

  11. Ezekiel Templin February 16, 2012 at 4:52 am

    I’d love the opportunity to attend.

  12. Rouli February 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Wow, currently, with only 12 comments on line, I’m expected to win a 0.083 strata ticket, cool!

  13. Jeff Linwood February 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve wanted to go to Strata for a while, thanks for putting on the contest!

  14. Mike Schueler February 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I really want to go!

  15. TimCost February 15, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I’m in.

  16. Peter February 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I would love to attend. Thanks for sharing information and tickets on your blog …

  17. Mark Bieraugel February 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    As a Big Data Evangelist it would be awesome to go to this conference! Great prize!

  18. Hannah Fouasnon February 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    oh yes please…please.

  19. Erich Fritz February 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Would love a pass and looking forward to seeing your shop at the UserRs meetup.

  20. Nicolas Torzec February 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I’d be happy to attend the conference live, instead of reading the tweets and blog posts afterwards :)

  21. Erik Morton February 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Awesome contest for an awesome conference. Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity guys.

  22. Andreas Gros February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for doing this! I’d love to attend Strata 2012! Big Data FTW!

  23. Justin Grimes February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm


  24. Avkash Chauhan February 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Hey I am the first to comment. I wish I can be at Strata Conference. Thanks!!

  25. Andrew Eichenbaum February 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I would love a pass, our startup doesn’t have the funds to swing a pass at this point.