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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 provided beginning at 4:15.

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 about what you are learning using #BDI2018 and the session hashtag. One of the Tweets will be selected as the winner at the end of the session.

Time Room Sponsor Giveaway Item Hashtag
8:30am Grand Gallery B The Right Place Phone charger, mug #rightplace
8:30am Overlook H Blue Granite Bose Soundlink Headphones #BGDataAI
9:20am Grand Gallery A Jadex Web Penetration Test ($1,300 value) #JadexIT
1:30pm Grand Gallery C BlueGranite Sony Speakers #BGDataAI
1:30pm Grand Gallery D Service Express Yeti Tumblers and Starbucks Gift Card #PeoplePowered
1:30pm Overlook H Mainline Yeti Cooler #MainlineBigData
2:20pm Overlook H Mainline Yeti Cooler #MainlineAnalytics
3:25pm Overlook G Snowflake Apple Airpods #snowflake
3:25pm Grand Gallery C MSU Sparty Headphones #MSUMSBA

Thursday Program Changes

  • Ross Wagner’s talk at 2:20 has been moved from Grand Gallery Overlook G to Grand Gallery C.
  • Kevin McGinley’s talk title is “Data Lakes Don’t Have To Be Camp Crystal Lake”
  • Dr. Colby Ford’s “Introduction to Microsoft Azure DataBricks with BlueGranite” will run from 8:30-11:10 (all three morning sessions) in Grand Gallery Overlook H.