We would like to thank our speakers, sponsors, all the attendees and the volunteers for making the first Phoenix Data Conference a huge success. The intent of the conference was to encourage local community to come together and learn from other practitioners and experts in this field. We strongly believe that an active community and exposure to new ideas is key to help improve the local talent base and improve opportunities for every one. We really hope an educated and well informed talent pool will help bring more interesting companies and work to the greater Phoenix area. None of this would have been possible without the speakers’ time and effort to share their knowledge with us. It was a pleasure to host all of you. We had a good mix of sessions that included techniques to solve problems using different products, lessons learnt based sessions, deep dive into certain technology,…
Month: October 2014
What is Data Munging and Data Wrangling
Speaker of the day: Jay Etchings, HPC Solutions Architect Well known industry professional with 20 years of progressively versatile, cross-platform experience in management of open systems architecture. Well versed in all phases of cutting edge analytics and research computing. With a bulk of his technical consulting career spent in casino gaming and connected lotteries player data analysis has been a longtime passion. A former medical student and EMT in the Las Vegas market grants unique insight to both sides of the healthcare coin. This experience compiled with a stint as a recovery audit contractor for the centers for Medicaid/ Medicare (CMS-RAC) have positioned Mr. Etchings in near perfect alignment with the new healthcare field that is currently emerging. His current consultation role is with high level research institutions and major universities leveraging next generation technologies and non-obvious relationship analysis to facilitate improved determination, diagnosis and treatment for disease; specifically cancer….