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Edd Wilder-James

Edd Wilder-James
Open Source Strategist, TensorFlow, Google

Website | @edd

Edd Dumbill is a technologist, writer and programmer based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.

Edd is also the program chair for the O’Reilly Strata and Open Source Convention Conferences, and Editor in Chief of the journal Big Data.

He was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the online intellectual property exchange.

A veteran of open source, 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 O’Reilly’s “Learning Rails”. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog at


Hadoop and Beyond
GA Ballroom J
Edd Wilder-James (Google)
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A maze of twisty databases, all of which look the same, and each claim they're best for the job. Welcome to the world of choosing big data vendors. In this session we'll map out the data tool landscape, and lay out a framework to help you choose a solution, or elect to build one yourself. Read more.
Office Hour
Table B
Edd Wilder-James (Google)
If you’ve been to Strata before, you know Edd (if you’re new here, Edd was the founding Strata Chair). This is your chance to sit down with Edd to discuss large-scale data strategy, such as choosing big data solutions, and building data science teams. Edd will also pontificate on the future of data science. Read more.