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Make Data Work
March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA
Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson
Managing Director, Big Data Institute

Website | @jessetanderson

Jesse Anderson is a data engineer, creative engineer, and managing director of the Big Data Institute. Jesse trains employees on big data—including cutting-edge technology like Apache Kafka, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Spark. He’s taught thousands of students at companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies the skills to become data engineers. He’s widely regarded as an expert in the field and recognized for his novel teaching practices. Jesse is published by O’Reilly and Pragmatic Programmers and has been covered in such prestigious media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, NPR, Engadget, and Wired. You can learn more about Jesse at


9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 03/29/2016
IoT and Real-time

Location: LL21 A
Tags: real-time
Jesse Anderson (Big Data Institute), Ewen Cheslack-Postava (Confluent), Joseph Adler (Facebook), Ian Wrigley (StreamSets)
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Ewen Cheslack-Postava, Joseph Adler, Jesse Anderson, and Ian Wrigley show how to use Apache Kafka to collect, manage, and process stream data for big data projects and general purpose enterprise data-integration needs alike. Once your data is captured in real time and available as real-time subscriptions, you can start to compute new datasets in real-time from these original feeds. Read more.
2:40pm–3:20pm Wednesday, 03/30/2016
Office Hours

Location: Table A (O'Reilly Booth)
Tags: real-time
Jesse Anderson (Big Data Institute)
If you are a manager or CxO about to launch a big data project, come see Jesse. He’ll offer advice on how to create successful data projects, the patterns of successful data engineering teams and projects, and how to avoid the most common—and costly—pitfalls of a large Hadoop deployment. Read more.
2:40pm–3:20pm Thursday, 03/31/2016
Ask Me Anything

Location: 211 A-C
Tags: real-time
Joseph Adler (Facebook), Ewen Cheslack-Postava (Confluent), Jun Rao (Confluent), Jesse Anderson (Big Data Institute), Neha Narkhede (Confluent)
Joseph Adler, Ewen Cheslack-Postava, Jun Rao, Jesse Anderson, and Neha Narkhede, the instructors of the Apache Kafka tutorials, field a wide range of detailed questions. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking. Read more.