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Code Freeze 2014: Big Data

Date of Event: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center

Note: slides for most talks are now available. Click the link for the appropriate talk and the slides will be available at the bottom of the page.

The University of Minnesota's Software Engineering Center brings you the 9th annual CodeFreeze symposium open to all software engineering professionals. This year's program chairs are David Hussman and Dion Stewart of DevJam and Mike Whalen from the University of Minnesota. The program promises to make for another exciting day.

CodeFreeze 2014 focuses on the importance of Big Data in information technology. How can businesses extract value from their data for increased sales, decreased expenses, forecasting, recommendations, customer loyalty, and many other important aspects of IT? What are the pitfalls of using (or relying on) this data? How do we architect systems that are capable of making predictions of large data sets in an efficient, predictable way? These questions will be addressed by world-class speakers and through interactive sessions in which we demonstrate and use the tech.

Conference sessions will take many forms: presentation, demonstration, and hands-on. We will investigate how well current data mining approaches can be used for different business goals, and peer into future to see how this technology will change how we live and work. Speakers and sessions will challenge you to examine how well you know your customers, know how to extract and analyze data about your business, how to make "big data" processing systems work, and when to use them.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
8:30am - 5:00pm
University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center (200 Oak St. SE.)

Cost for the full day is $95 for the general public and $80 for alumni of the Software Engineering (MSSE) and Computer Science (CS) programs.
PARKING: Parking is not included in registration fee. The University Ramp, located on University Avenue next to McNamara Alumni Center, charges $12 normal daily rate.

Registration / Breakfast 8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
Welcome 9:00 - 9:15 DevJam and UMN
David Snowden 8:45 - 9:45 Big Data Vs Human Data
AM Break 10:15 - 10:30
Robert Cooley 10:30 - 11:30 Refactoring an existing data infrastructure using Big Data tools
Breakout Worshops 11:35 - 12:35 Interactive breakout sessions.
Lunch 12:35-1:30 provided by D'Amico catering
Vladimir Cherkassky 1:30 - 2:30 From Big Data to Little Knowledge
Breakout Workshops 2:35 - 3:35 Round 2 of interactive breakout sessions.
PM Break 3:35- 3:45
Edward Chenard 3:45 - 4:45 Creating Big Data Success with the Collaboration of Business and IT Teams
Closing Remarks 4:45 - 5:00 DevJam and UMN