Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Edd Wilder-James

Edd Wilder-James
Open Source Strategist, TensorFlow, Google

Website | @edd

Edd Wilder-James is a strategist at Google, where he is helping build a strong and vital open source community around TensorFlow. A technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California, Edd previously helped transform businesses with data as vice president of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata conferences and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was also the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference-management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual-property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME and created the DOAP vocabulary for describing software projects. Edd has written four books, including Learning Rails from O’Reilly.

Sessions

9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Business & Innovation
Location: 3D 05/08
Marie Beaugureau (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Paco Nathan (derwen.ai), Tim Berglund (Confluent), Edd Wilder-James (Google), Matthew Gee (Impact Lab/University of Chicago ), Yael Garten (LinkedIn), Katie Kent (Galvanize)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
Whether starting a data science program, reaching the breaking point with your current data technology, or figuring out what the competition is up to, these sessions will give you a bird's-eye view of data technologies, techniques, and data-driven organizations. Read more.
9:55am–10:30am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data 101
Location: 3D 05 / 08 Level: Non-technical
Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 17 ratings)
Spark is white-hot, but why does it matter? Some technologies cause more excitement than others, and at first the only people who understand why are the developers who use them. This talk provides a tour through the hottest emerging data technologies of 2015 and explains why they’re exciting, in the context of the new capabilities and economies they bring. Read more.
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 3D 05/08 Level: Intermediate
Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 17 ratings)
Big data and data science have great potential for accelerating business, but how do you reconcile the opportunity with the sea of possible technologies? Conventional data strategy has little to guide us, focusing more on governance than on creating new value. In this tutorial, we explain how to create a modern data strategy that powers data-driven business. Read more.