Big Data TechCon SF, Day 1

By: Brian Crucitti, OSI Developer

Day one of the Big Data TechCon was a little slow. The day plan allowed for attendees to participate in two half-day tutorial sessions; one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
Nothing wrong with that format, it just tends to make for slow days.

This was followed by a series of Lightning Talks, which were very entertaining. An important discussion about the true origin of Big Data was worked down to which came first, Ancient Egyptian libraries, or Ancient Roman logistics recordings. Before the question could be explored further, the discussion was derailed by the speaker into a rant about the causal relationship between working in Big Data, and hair loss.

Event: OSI Developer Jonathan Freeman presents Websockets at CJUG

OSI developer and front end guru, Jonathan Freeman will be presenting at the Chicago Java Users Group this November. 

The Chicago Java User’s Group is here to help the Java Professional. We want to make Chicago the ‘best’ place to be a Java developer, by offering a support network that allows each individual Java developer to grow! Its only purpose it to serve its community by focusing in three areas:

- Learning about the Java Craft

- Making a Difference in the Java Community

- Growing as a Java Professional

Event: OSI President to speak at All Things Open Conference

OSI president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver will be speaking at the All Things Open Conference this October!

The All Things Open Conference will feature the world's top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials and networking opportunities in Raleigh and the Research Triangle area.

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