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Fording the Stream to Big Data Education - Video Interview

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The biggest service a university can do for its students is to prepare them for a career. That seems pretty self-evident, but too often the courses are too narrow or too focused on “book learning.”

An innovative new course at the University of Montana is casting that old model aside, thanks to the vision of a local business leader, the initiative of university staff, and a strong collaboration of public and private organizations.

Eric Tangedahl, IT Director for the School of Business Administration at The University of Montana, and Alex Philp, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at TerraEchos, recently discussed the course, “Introduction to Streams,” an interdisciplinary class that teaches development and applications of stream computing, a key element of many big data solutions.