Edd Wilder-James

Edd Wilder-James
Open Source Strategist, TensorFlow, Google

Website | @edd

Edd Wilder-James is a strategist at Google, where he is helping build a strong and vital open source community around TensorFlow. A technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California, Edd previously helped transform businesses with data as vice president of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata conferences and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was also the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference-management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual-property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, 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 Learning Rails from O’Reilly.

Sessions

Data-Driven Business
Location: 118-119.
Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 8 ratings)
Creating value from data needs a new mindset. To fully exploit new big data tools and architectures, we need a new way of thinking: data as the raw material of growth. Unfortunately, the way industry typically thinks about data is exactly the opposite: controlling and governing. This talk will show how to rewire your company's brain and think about data in a different light. Read more.
Location: 211-212
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 17 ratings)
Program Chairs, Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Edd Dumbill, welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Read more.
Location: 211-212
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Doug Cutting (Cloudera), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Strata Barcelona Program Chairs, Roger Magoulas, Doug Cutting, and Edd Dumbill, welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Read more.
Office Hours
Location: Table A
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
If you’re creating a data strategy for your organization, spend some time with Edd and John. They’ll help you figure out what platforms and frameworks you need to store and analyze your data, how to find the business value in big data technology investment, and how to retrieve data locked in difficult formats. Read more.