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Featured Speakers

Tim Shelton
Director at T-Mobile USA
HP Software
Global Subject Matter Expert, Information Governance, Analytics and eDiscovery
Adam Doyle
Lead Applications Developer - Big Data
TDK Technologies
Director of Data Solutions
Senior Big Data Solutions Architect
CTO and co-founder

StampedeCon Blog

What is Apache Spark Used For?

June 18, 2015


This article was originally posted by Edd Dumbill of Silicon Valley Data Science and re-posted here with Edd’s permission.  We thought it would be a great complement to these other StampedeCon presentations:

The Apache Spark big data processing platform has been making waves in the data world, and for good reason. Building on the progress made by Hadoop, Spark brings interactive performance, streaming analytics, and machine learning capabilities to a wide audience. Spark also offers a more developer-friendly and integrated platform to a field in which self-assembly of components has been the norm.

As an upcoming contender for big data computation, Spark has many advantages, notably speed and developer convenience. But how do you know whether Spark can help you? Here are some common use cases that we’ve seen in the field at Silicon Valley Data Science, working hands-on with Spark.   Continue reading “What is Apache Spark Used For?”

StampedeCon Speaker Presentations in top 5% viewed on SlideShare

February 19, 2015

slideshare logoSlideShare, which is owned by LinkedIn and has more than 10 million presentations uploaded and 50 million+ visitors per month, has sent out their annual announcement of the top viewed presentations on their site.  StampedeCon speaker presentations continue to be top performers and have placed in the top 5% viewed on SlideShare for 2014.

Speaking at StampedeCon events is a great way to communicate your Big Data insights with others attending.  And attending is a great way to connect with others to discuss this great content.

You can view all StampedeCon speaker slides on   Thank you to all of our great speakers for sharing their insights.  And thank you to those who are viewing these slides in order to learn how to bring Big Data into your organizations.

StampedeCon 2015 Call for Speakers is Now Open

February 4, 2015

We are excited to announce that we’ve just opened our
Call for Speakers for StampedeCon 2015, which will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.

We would like to hear what you are working on and how you’ve achieved results with Big Data.  This can include discussion of your analytics processes, business-specific use cases, etc. or even specific tools, processes or libraries you use, such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL databases,  machine learning libraries, Big Data-specific development frameworks/languages, etc.

The deadline to submit a speaking proposal is March 20, 2015.  For more details, please visit our Call for Speakers page.  We look forward to seeing your proposal!

StampedeCon 2015 Venue Announced

February 4, 2015

We are excited to announce that StampedeCon 2015 will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.  Not only is this location easy to access for local travelers, it is also easy to get to from the airport for those flying in.  The Sheraton Westport Chalet hotel offers  complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and excellent guest rooms.

Sheraton Westport Chalet

Exploring St. Louis

While in St. Louis, explore the attractions of beautiful Forest Park, such as the St. Louis ZooSt. Louis Science CenterMissouri History Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum.  Beyond that, there is plenty more to explore in St. Louis.


StampedeCon 2015 will be July 15-16

January 8, 2015

StampedeCon Big Data ConferenceWe’ve finalized the dates for StampedeCon 2015!  We’ll be holding the conference on July 15-16 in St. Louis and we’re also working on training workshops for July 14.  We’re working on putting together the agenda now.

Special early registration will be available soon.  For sponsorship or other questions, please contact us.  To receive conference updates, sign up for our announcement newsletter.