IBM Big Data Developer Days

Senior Big Data and Cloud Program Manager, IM Cloud Computing, IBM

In June, close to 80 developers in the Silicon Valley area attended the free IBM Big Data Developer Day event. It was a great chance for developers to learn about the latest IBM technologies for addressing big data challenges. Not only did they gain valuable information from the sessions, but they also had the chance to try out the technology with hands-on labs on Hadoop, social media and text analysis, machine data analytics, and more - all running on the Cloud.

Given the success of that first event, IBM is organizing more events like it in several other cities throughout the remainder of 2012. Here is a typical agenda for an IBM Big Data Developer Day:




8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Overview of the IBM big data platform

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Interactive discussions & live demonstrations: Social Media

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Interactive discussions & live demonstrations: Machine Data Analytics Demo

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Interactive discussions & live demonstrations: Real Time Analytics Demo

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hands-On Lab with Hadoop Text Analytics/Hadoop Scripting, JAQL, Spreadsheet analytics for Big Data, SPL Programming Scripting and text analytics.


The morning consists of technology overviews, interactive discussions and live demonstrations, while the whole afternoon is for labs! If you want to participate during the lab session, you need to bring your own laptop. The main requirement is to have a browser with Java enabled.

Though the event is free, seating is limited to 50 participants, so register soon! I hope to see you there!

Boston - Oct. 10

New York - Oct. 22

Washington, DC - Nov. 8

Austin - Nov. 15

Toronto - Nov. 15

Pittsburgh - Dec. 6

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. If a link doesn't work, please visit the IBM Big Data Developer Days event page for the latest updates.