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Welcome to The Big Data Beard podcast, where we explore the trends, technology, and talented people making Big Data a big deal.
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Spark is one of the most popular platforms for Data Science and AI development today and the team at DataBricks is driving massive innovation in this community, both open-source and commercially.Cory sat down with Reynold Xin, Co-Founder and Chief Architect, and Michael Armburst, Principal Architect, at DataBricks to understand the history of Spark development and uncover the massive developments in the platform available now and in the near future making Spark more accessible and easier for Data Scientists and Engineers alike.This podcast was recorded at Spark+AI Summit in San Francisco, California in April 2019.LinksDataBricksReynold on LinkedIn & TwitterMichael on LinkedIn & TwitterDeltaLake and AnnouncementApple Presentation on DeltaLakeMLFlowVideos from Spark+AI Summit 2019Reynold Keynote Recording on KoalasMichael Keynote Recording on DeltaDid you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard!Don’t forget that we are going to Domino Data Labs’ upcoming REV2 Conference in NYC May 23-24.  Visit the REV Conference Website and use promo code BDB_REV100 to save $100 on your pass!Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
In the world of platforms for Big Data, there is a lot of confusion and conflict.  But one one of the early entrants to the market is still one of the most popular.  Brett and Cory sit down with Jack Norris of MapR Technologies to learn how they’ve evolved over the years to become a truly unique data platform delivering a first class layer of “DataWare” in the enterprise stack.  Learn from an industry veteran who understands the history of platforms and has an educated view on platforms of the future…and trust us, Jack is a super cool, interesting dude to hang out with for a chat!This podcast was recorded at the fantastic O’Reilly Media AI Conference in NYC.  In addition to interviewing great leaders in the AI space like Jack, the Big Data Beard team got to attend a variety of sessions and get a sense of the bleeding edge of AI.  If you missed this conference, don’t worry there are three more left this year.  Click here to get the schedule and promo codes to save you 15% off your conference pass.LinksFREE Training from MapR - this is huge that they offer this for freeMachine Learning Logistics Book - authored by MapR folksMapR Disaggregated Storage LayerMapR PlatformKubeFlowMapr EventInsatek - Australian Explosion as a ServiceThe Couple Next Door - book recommendation from JackAmericans - Jack’s binge-worthy showMartin Miller’s GinDid you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard!Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
A lot of the Artificial Intelligence conversations that are being had today revolve around how AI is influencing government and business but in this week’s episode, Brett and Cory sit down with Anna Bethkefrom Intelto talk about how her team is driving AI for social good initiative around the globe.  From anti-poaching to counting whales, Anna, the Head of AI for social good within the Intel AI products group, outlines some of the really cool and impactful projects her team is driving to better society.  Brett and Cory also get Anna’s opinion on the ethics of AI, the state of AI bias and some of the top trends she is seeing.This podcast was recorded at the fantastic O’Reilly Media AI Conferencein NYC.  In addition to interviewing great leaders in the AI space link Anna, the Big Data Beard team got to attend a variety of sessions and get a sense of the bleeding edge of AI.  If you missed this conference, don’t worry there are three more left this year.  Click here to get the schedule and promo codes to save you 15% off your conference pass.
Brett and Cory get the low down on Domino Data Lab’s Data Science Platform with returning guest, VP of Marketing Jon Rooney and their Deputy CTO, Ozzy Johnson.  We discussed what it means to truly be a platform and how to separate Domino from the pretenders.  Hear how the world’s most mature, model driven businesses leverage Domino to not only collaborate and accelerate model development, but also deliver simpler deployments that scale and provide reproducibility and explainability so critical for enterprises automating with AI.  Also hear how you can get a great discount to Rev2, the Domino sponsored Data Science Conference in NYC May 23-24.
Recorded at Microsoft’s office in Bellevue WA, Brett and Kyle sit down with Kyle Kotaich and Jeremiah Beisner of Deschutes Brewery. Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 and is the tenth largest craft brewery in the US. We'll find out how Deschutes uses data collected from the fermentation process to brew better beer as well as increase utilization from their machine learning models with Microsoft Azure AI and Cognitive Services. We'll also chat about their open source project, Brewery Pi, which helps brewers, large and small, make beer better using data. DataWorks Summit is taking place in Washington DC May 20th-23rd.  If you are interested in attending this exciting event, use Promo Code BDBEARD19 for 15% off your conference pass.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
Recorded at Microsoft’s office in Bellevue WA, Brett and Kyle sit down with John "JG” Chirapurath, General Manager for Azure Data & Artificial Intelligence for Microsoft.  JG talks about how Microsoft is helping their customers successfully ingest, manage and analyze their data as well as provide a path towards AI.  JG and the team go into Microsoft's portfolio of offerings to help customers turn insights into actions that move the needle for the business.  Brett and Kyle were amazed with all the innovative things Microsoft is doing in the world of AI and Data Analytics. They are definitely not your mama's Microsoft. DataWorks Summit is taking place in Washington DC May 20th-23rd.  If you are interested in attending this exciting event, use Promo Code BDBEARD19 for 15% off your conference pass. Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
Data Scientists are in high demand and with such awesome money being thrown their way, everyone claims to be one these days.  So how do you know you're hiring someone that actually has the data science skills needed on your team?  Well that's where this week's guests from QuantHub save the day!  Join your host, Cory Minton, as he talks with Matt Cowell, CEO, and Nathan Black, Cheif Data Scientist, in Birmingham about how the QuantHub platforms saves time in technical vetting of data science talent and helps make sure you hire the right talent every time!For 20% off your pass to Dataworks Summit in Washington, DC May 20-23, use promo code "BDBeard19" at check out.Want a free pass?  Mention @BigDataBeard on Twitter or Linkedin with a link to one of our shows betwen April 2nd and April 16th and you will be entered for a chance at a free pass.  We will announce the winner on April 23rd.Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard!Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us! 
Recorded at the Splunk’s Sales Kick-off in Las Vegas, Cory Minton and Brett Roberts sit down with Big Data Beard podcast Alumnus, Bill Emmett and first time guest Dylan Klausing to dive into one of Splunk recent acquisitions, VictorOps.  Last year, Splunk acquired VictorOps, an incident management platform that is purpose built to help teams “Make On-Call Suck Less”. Bill and Dylan provide an insight into how VictorOps is a powerful extension to the powerful and popular Splunk platform.  While Splunk has been historically great in surfacing alerts, VictorOps takes it a step further and provides a better ability to get that alert in the hands of someone who can drive it to the solution.  Cory and Brett dive into the software and explore what’s next with the platform and its integration with Splunk.Looking to attend O’Reilly’s AI Conference in NYC on April 15th-18th?  Click here and use promo code PCBEARD to save 15% off!
In this special episode of the Big Data Beard podcast, we partnered with the team from Data Science Salon to bring you a women in data science panel.  Panelists for this episode include Maureen Johnson, a data ethicist at Data for Democracy, Eunice Chendjou founder and CEO of DataGig (we recorded a podcast episodewith her), Hillary Green Lerman, a Sr. Curriculum Lead at DataCamp and  moderated by Randi Ludwig, a data scientist at Dell EMC.  Randi and the panelists explore some of the extremely important issues and challenges for women working in tech and talk about some ways they have overcome certain challenges in their careers.  The panel also talks about the importance of inclusion and having more women and minorities join the technology and data science workforce. The Data Science Salon in Austin was an amazing event.  If you were not able to attend, don’t worry there will be another Data Science Salon coming in New York Cityon June 13th, 2019.  Use promo code BDBEARD19 for 15% off you conference pass.Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
Recorded at the Data Science Salon in Austin, Cory Minton and Brett Roberts sit down with Eunice Chendjou, CEO and founder of DataGig, a startup that aims to help organizations of all sizes gain access to data scientists for help in building out their data analytics and AI use cases.  DataGig was founded to help address two critical gaps: organizations needing access to data scientists for some projects but can’t afford to hire in-house and newly minted data scientists unable to find employment due to lack of real world experience.  Eunice explains that DataGig acts as the match maker between the companies and data scientists or data engineers to help place the right expertise for the right use case.  Cory and Brett also ask Eunice about some of the trends she is seeing in the world of AI and analytics. Did you know we are on Spotify?  Tune in to The Big Data Beard!Music from this episode is by Andrew Belle.  Please go check him out...you'll thank us!
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