Strata 2013 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 / Check-in Hours

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

  • Monday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 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 210, on the second floor of the Convention Center.

  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Expo Hall Hours

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

Tuesday, February 26

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Attendee Reception

Wednesday, February 27

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Booth Crawl

Thursday, February 28

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm

Get an advance look at the exhibitor line-up.


Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the networking events planned at Strata, including Ignite, Big Data Camp, Startup Showcase, Expo Hall Reception, Data Sensing Lab, and more.

Office Hours

Office Hours gives you a chance to meet face-to-face with some of our speakers. No sign-ups are necessary. Just stop by the Office Hours area in the Expo Hall for an open discussion, feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. See the current list of participating speakers.

Lunchtime Birds of a Feather (BoF) Roundtables

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are casual discussion tables happening during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. Visit the BoF board near Registration to check out the topics or create your own.

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 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 the "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page.

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

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, Video, and Speaker Slides

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

Video Recordings
All workshops, sessions, and keynotes at Strata Conference are being recorded. The Strata Complete Video Compilation will be available for purchase about three weeks after the conference. Note: If you have an All-Access Pass, the video compilation is already included with your pass.

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.

Stay Connected

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

Stop by the O'Reilly Booth

Meet O'Reilly authors and get a free autographed copy of their books if you're one of the first 20 people in line at the O'Reilly Booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Tuesday, February 26

Terence Craig Privacy and Big Data
  Dean Wampler Programming Hive
    Functional Programming for Java Developers
    Programming Scala
Scott Murray Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

Wednesday, February 27

Alasdair Allan iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino
  Philipp Janert Data Analysis with Open Source Tools
  Wes McKinney Python for Data Analysis
Joseph Adler R in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
  Jay Kreibich Using SQLite
  Fred Trotter Hacking Healthcare

Thursday, February 28

Alistair Croll Complete Web Monitoring
  Ryan Boyd Getting Started with OAuth 2.0
Noah Iliinsky & Julie Steele Designing Data Visualizations
    Beautiful Visualization

You can also sign up for our newsletter and enter for a chance to win $500 in O'Reilly products. We will be giving away discount coupons good for 40% off print and 50% off ebooks. Stop by the booth and pick one up.

Rate / Comment Sessions

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.

You can also rate any of the sessions you attend on the Strata mobile app. Just click on the set of stars on the session description page to submit your rating.

Questions or Feedback

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


Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Media Partner Opportunities

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

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

View a complete list of Strata contacts