Meet Ups

On 3rd November (day 1), Big Data LDN is pleased to welcome the following Meet-Up groups to the venue. If you would like to attend any of the Meet-Ups (taking place outside of Big Data LDN opening times) please make your interest known on their individual group pages.

*All Meet-Up attendees are required to register free for Big Data LDN to gain access to the venue.


Deep Learning to solve business problems
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Applied AI & Data Science Innovation. A panel discussion - presented by CognitionX, panelists: 1. Dr. Anil Anthony Bharath - Imperial Data Sciences Institute 2. Alexandre Dalyac - Co-founder & CEO at Tractable 3. Steven Hamblin - Head of AI, Babylon Health 4. Paidi Creed - Senior Data Scientist, Benevolent AI 5. Paul Groth - Disruptive Technology Director, Elsevier labs

THEATRE: Keynote Theatre

START: 3rd Nov, 5:30pm

END: 3rd Nov, 6:30pm

Deep Learning, Tensorflow & Caffe
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Hosted by the Data Science London Meet-Up Group. 1. Project “Deep Water” (H2O integration with other deep learning libraries), Jo-fai (or Joe) is a data scientist at H2O.ai. 2. Deep Learning for Fraud Detection" by Ted Dunning Chief Architect at MapR.

THEATRE: Keynote Theatre

START: 3rd Nov, 6:30pm

END: 3rd Nov, 8:30pm

London Tableau User Group
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The main event will be an Ironvizable Championship - here is your chance to work with Vizable, learn about this great tool from Tableau. In addition there will be talks from Tableau users, David Pires and Emma Cosh on their experiences and tips for the tool and data visualisation.

THEATRE: Seminar Room 1

START: 3rd Nov, 5:30pm

END: 3rd Nov, 8:30pm

Cloudera User Group & Hadoop Users Group
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Speaker: Mike Percy is a Software Engineer at Cloudera and a PMC member / committer on Apache Kudu and Apache Flume. This talk will discuss what Kudu is, why we decided to build it, what makes it fast, and an example of how it can be used for a time-series use case.

THEATRE: Seminar Room 2

START: 3rd Nov, 5:30pm

END: 3rd Nov, 7:00pm

Big Data London
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Big Data Architectures - • Streaming, Database & Distributed Systems: Bridging the Divide, Ben Stopford @ Confluent. • Blockchain meets scalability: Trent McConaghy CTO @ BigChainDB. • Geospatial Big Data with GeoMesa, Accumulo, Spark and GeoServer, Fabio Petroni, PhD Data Engineer, Data Science & Engineering @ KPMG

THEATRE: Seminar Room 2

START: 3rd Nov, 7:00pm

END: 3rd Nov, 8:30pm

Cassandra London
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This Community-driven meetup group focuses on the Apache Cassandra™ technology. The Apache Cassandra™ Project develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database, bringing together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model. 6pm - 6:30pm: Jonathan Ellis - Apache Cassandra 4.0 preview. 6:30pm - 7pm: Patrick McFadin - KillrVideo: Data Modelling Evolved.

THEATRE: Seminar Room 3

START: 3rd Nov, 6:00pm

END: 3rd Nov, 7:00pm

Apache Lucene/Solr London User Group
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Our first talk will be from Solr committer Upayavira on 'Deploying Solr inside Docker - pitfalls, tricks and code' - he'll demonstrate setting up Solr using Docker and a tool called Rancher that makes Docker ridiculously easy to use. Our second talk is from Will Moy, Director & Jenna Howe, Devoloper of FullFact on Automated factchecking with Solr. Full Fact is the UK's independent factchecking organisation. They will be talking about Hawk, their new monitoring and claim recognition engine. Built on Solr, it monitors public debate and spots claims they have previously factchecked. They'll talk about the strengths and weaknesses so far and what's next on the roadmap.

THEATRE: Seminar Room 3

START: 3rd Nov, 7:00pm

END: 3rd Nov, 8:30pm

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