Ken Krugler gave an interesting presentation on elastic web data mining at the 2009 Silicon Valley Data Mining Camp. Ken is the founder of Bixo Labs, Inc. Ken’s session was part of the half-day “unconference” organized by the Bay Area ACM at the Hacker’s Dojo in Mountain View on Sunday, November 1st, 2009.
Jeff Eastman gave a presentation on Mahout at the SDForum Business Intelligence Special Interest Group’s meeting on April 21st, 2009. Mahout is a collection of machine learning algorithms adapted for use on very large data sets using the Hadoop map-reduce platform. Jeff’s presentation “BI Over Petabytes: Meet Apache Mahout” gave a good introduction to Mahout and a snapshot of the current status. His slides are available here and in the SDForum Archives. (continue reading…)