Register / 2018 Registration
Speakers / Call for Speakers
Keynote Speakers / 2018
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.
Gwen is a principal data architect at Confluent helping customers achieve success with their Apache Kafka implementation. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating microservices, relational and big data technologies. She currently specializes in building real-time reliable data processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an author of “Kafka - the Definitive Guide”, "Hadoop Application Architectures", and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Gwen is also a committer on the Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop projects. When Gwen isn't coding or building data pipelines, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.
Megan Risdal is a Product Lead and Data Scientist at Kaggle, the world's largest global data science and machine learning community, where she focuses on helping the world learn from data using collaborative tools and open datasets. Prior to her current role, she worked in marketing and market research and has authored dozens of blog posts including interviews with top data scientists from Airbnb and Deepmind. She has master's degrees in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles and North Carolina State University.
Volunteers / 2018 Volunteers
We are currently accepting volunteers for BDDLA 2018.
Big Data Day LA is a fully volunteer-supported and organized event, and we have a proud history of volunteers who have joined us in helping organize the event in past years and stayed on as alumni volunteers, friends, cheerleaders, and mentors.
As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help organize an event with 30+ sessions, speakers and sponsors from some of the biggest and best data companies in the country, and over 1500+ attendees expected this year.
You can participate wherever your interests fit best – we are accepting volunteers in the following teams:
– Track / Sessions
– Food / Beverage
Complete the form below to sign up to be a volunteer. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!
About the Conference / What You Need To Know
Big Data Day LA is the largest, of its kind, Big Data conference in Southern California. Spearheaded by Subash D’Souza and organized and supported by a community of volunteers, sponsors and speakers, Big Data Day LA features the most vibrant gathering of data and technology enthusiasts in Los Angeles.
Attendance is free if you register before Apr 30th. Following the early registration deadline, we are introducing a tiered pricing model. We believe people who are willing to pay a small fee are more likely to attend the event, and having an accurate number of attendees helps us prepare and manage the event.
March & April: Registration is FREE starting March 1 through April 30th.
May & June: $40 to register
July 1st until the day of the event: $50 to register
Students get 50% off using code STDNT (bring your ID card on the day of event to check-in)
Big Data Day LA will be re-branding under a new name! We plan on serving data and technology enthusiasts for many years to come and believe our event should reflect the varying interests of the entire tech community. Stay tuned for the name reveal at this year’s event.
The first Big Data Day LA conference was in 2013, with just over 250 attendees. We have since grown to over 550 attendees in 2014, 950+ attendees in 2015, 1200+ attendees in 2016, and 1550+ attendees in 2017.
Our 2018 session tracks will include:
Attendees / See Who Will Be There
/ Data Scientists
/ Software Developers
/ System Architects
/ Head Researchers
/ Business Analysts
/ Data Engineers
/ Technical Leads
/ CEOs, CTOs, CIO, etc.
/ IT Managers
/ Business Strategists
/ Data Analysts
/ Head Data Scientists
Organizers / 2018 Organizers