Strata 2012 Onsite Information

We're looking forward to another great Strata Conference. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at Strata.

Conference Location


Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Registration and Check-In Hours

Check in at Strata Conference Registration to pick up your badge and event guide. Registration is located on Level 1 of the Santa Clara Convention Center.

5:00pm - 7:00pm
7:00am - 5:00pm
7:30am - 5:30pm
8:00am - 5:30pm

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at Strata Conference, please check in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in room M1, on Level 1 of the Convention Center near the Mission City Ballroom.

8:00am - 5:00pm
7:30am - 5:40pm
7:30am - 5:40pm

Exhibit Hall

Make sure to visit the sponsors and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall. They'll be showcasing the latest in big data tools and services.

10:00am - 4:00pm5:30pm - 6:30pm Attendee Reception
10:00am - 4:00pm

Get an advance look at the exhibitor line-up.

Strata Attendee Lounge

Located on in the Exhibit Hall, the Strata Lounge is a convenient location for meeting with other attendees, powering up, and taking an email break.


Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the events planned at Strata, including Big Data Camp, Mini Maker Faire, Startup Showcase, Expo Hall Reception, Data Crush, and more.

Download the Strata Event App

Want Strata info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedules, networking features, and other essentials.

Online Attendee Directory

The online Attendee Directory for Strata is now open. See who else will be at Strata this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You will need to make sure you are opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Strata agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page.

Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

Comment on the Workshops and Sessions You Attend

Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

Lunchtime Birds of a Feather (BoF) Roundtables

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoF topics are entirely up to you, and can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards, etc). Visit the BoF board near Registration to check out the topics or create your own.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the Strata wireless network. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow Strata attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @strataconf.

Live Streaming, Speaker Slides, and Video Recordings

Live Streaming

We'll be live streaming all of the keynote presentations and a selected sessions, as well as interviews, news reports, and other live coverage from the event. View the live stream schedule.

Speaker Slides

We'll be posting speaker slides as we get them, however keep in mind not all speakers choose to make their slides available for download.

Video Recordings

All workshops, sessions, and keynotes at Strata Conference are being recorded. This video compilation will be available for purchase about three weeks after the conference ends. Please note: If you have an All-Access Pass, the complete video compilation is already included with your pass; there is no need to purchase it separately.

Stay Connected

Blogging, tweeting, or posting photos? Be sure to tag them with: #strataconf.

Stop by the O'Reilly Booth

We'll have author book-signings on Wednesday and Thursday - stop by the booth to see the schedule. The first 25 people get a complimentary autographed copy for each book.

You can also enter for a chance to win these prizes:

  • $500 in O'Reilly products
  • 6 month subscription to Safari Books Online

Questions or Feedback

If you have a question about Strata or feedback you want to share, let us know:

  1. Message us on Twitter @strataconf
  2. Stop by our customer service desk in the Registration area
  3. Send us an email at


  • EMC
  • Microsoft
  • HPCC Systems™ from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions
  • MarkLogic
  • Shared Learning Collaborative
  • Cloudera
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Pentaho
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Teradata Aster
  • VMware
  • IBM
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • 1010data
  • 10gen
  • Acxiom
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Calpont
  • Cisco
  • Couchbase
  • Cray
  • Datameer
  • DataSift
  • DataStax
  • Esri
  • Facebook
  • Feedzai
  • Hadapt
  • Hortonworks
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • Lucid Imagination
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Scaleout Software
  • Skytree, Inc.
  • Splunk
  • Tableau Software
  • Talend

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Susan Stewart at

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences contact Kathy Yu at mediapartners

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

View a complete list of Strata contacts