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Make Data Work
Dec 4–5, 2017: Training
Dec 5–7, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
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 -5:00pm Monday, December 4 & Tuesday, December 5
Big data and the cloud
Location: 335
Jesse Anderson (Big Data Institute)
To handle real-time big data, you need to solve two difficult problems: how do you ingest that much data, and how will you process that much data? Jesse Anderson explores the latest real-time frameworks (both open source and managed cloud services), discusses the leading cloud providers, and explains how to choose the right one for your company. Read more.
12:05pm12:45pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Jesse Anderson (Big Data Institute)
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Early project success is predicated on management making sure a data engineering team is ready and has all of the skills needed. Jesse Anderson outlines five of the most common nontechnology reasons why data engineering teams fail. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Strata Business Summit
Location: 323
Jesse Anderson (Big Data Institute)
We have an explosion of new architectures. Are these new architectures because engineers love new things or is there a good business reason for these changes? In this talk, we will consider these new architectures and the actual business problems they solve. You may find out that your team is far less productive if you don’t move to these architectures. Read more.