Day 3 program updates

Day 3 program updates

Due to a late breaking work obligation, the 10:25 session on Quantifying Bias in Machine Learning by Elliott Church will be cancelled.  It is being rescheduled for the next meeting of the West Michigan Data Science and Analytics MeetUp. Because of this, David...

Unlocking Big Data

Unlocking Big Data

Data science is an important tool that can help researchers tackle challenges ranging from mobility and health to public safety and education. But having access to information comes with great responsibility, so researchers at the University of Michigan are working to...

Big Data Ignite Press Release

Big Data Ignite Press Release

The Big Data Ignite conference, now in its fourth year, is drawing attention from big companies including Initech, Snowflake, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, SpinDance, and others. This press release provides details about the upcoming meeting.
Igniting Big Data at Grand Valley State University

Igniting Big Data at Grand Valley State University

Over the past few years, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has launched several educational programs in big data, of interest to adults seeking new knowledge or career reinvention, as well as traditional students. 
Workshop Day FAQ

Workshop Day FAQ

Big Data Ignite is pleased to be offering 5 workshops on Monday. Find out more.
BDI welcomes Google Cloud

BDI welcomes Google Cloud

We are happy to announce our newest sponsor: Google.  In addition to sponsoring the meeting, Google will be featured on the program as well.
How Does Michigan Stack Up?

How Does Michigan Stack Up?

Big Data Ignite is only a few weeks away and among the sessions to look forward to is… “How Does Michigan Stack Up?”  As we discussed in an earlier post, the Big Data Ignite Research Council has worked with Stack Overflow to gain access to a custom...

How to Make the Most out of Data Analytics

How to Make the Most out of Data Analytics

Data, data, and more data We've got all this data that comes from our connected devices, how do we make sense of it?  Don’t panic; it seems insanely complicated; it’s not.
How does Michigan stack up?

How does Michigan stack up?

The Stack Overflow Developer Survey is "the largest and most comprehensive survey of software developers (and anyone else who codes!) on Earth." In 2019, the survey received almost 90k responses from around the world.  What Kind of Analysis is Available?  The Big Data...

Big Data, Little Surveys

Big Data, Little Surveys

Amidst our recent flurry of social media activity, you may have missed a few mini surveys that the BDI research team shared via Twitter. Thanks to those of you who responded to those! We learned a few things from the results. The first mini survey tweet asked “What is...

Big Data Ignite to Host FOIAFest This Year

Big Data Ignite to Host FOIAFest This Year

In the spring of 2018, during an Issues in Journalism class he was teaching, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein mentioned a freedom of information festival a dear friend and colleague had started in Chicago several years ago.  “Oh, we’re doing that here,” exclaimed Allison...

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Present at BDI 2019

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Present at BDI 2019

The 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, raised many questions about police shootings, questions that could not be answered at the time because no one was collecting and analyzing complete data on police shootings.  The Washington Post assembled a...

Calvin University hosts Big Data MeetUp

Calvin University hosts Big Data MeetUp

On July 10, 2019, Calvin College becomes Calvin University. In addition to other celebratory events on campus, the Big Data and Hadoop Users Group of West Michigan will be meeting at 6:30 in North Hall 276. We look forward to a presentation by Bill Meade, PhD,...

Friday Announcements — BDI 2018

Have a great photo to share? You can upload photos from Big Data Ignite here.   Robots are here! The Robodawgs of Grandville are here today demonstrating their robots in the area near the registration table. Give us your feedback Make next year even better.  Fill...

Thursday Announcements — BDI 2018

Thursday Announcements — BDI 2018

Have a great photo to share? You can upload photos from Big Data Ignite here.  Here are some photos from Wednesday. River City Improv Join us in the Ballroom at 5pm for River City Improv, Grand Rapids' premiere improv group.  Bring a friend.  A cash bar will be...

Wednesday Announcements — BDI 2018

Wednesday Announcements — BDI 2018

Have a great photo to share? You can upload photos from Big Data Ignite here. Tweet to Win! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, some of the sessions you attend will give you a chance to win prizes! All you have to do to win is attend the session and Tweet...