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Data Council San Francisco 2019

April 17 - 18

Wonderful San Francisco will host an amazing 6 unique tracks this year, it will be bigger, bolder and more unique than ever before. Be the first to get notified on San Francisco 2019 ticket availability, schedules, speakers and more!

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Data Council Barcelona 2019

September

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Data Council New York 2019

November

The big apple will host the best of the best, again in 2019. Get notified on New York City 2019 ticket availability & more.

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Meet Some Of Our Speakers

Adam Kelleher

Adam Kelleher

Chief Data Scientist at Barclays Investment Bank

Adam Kelleher

Adam Kelleher

Chief Data Scientist at Barclays Investment Bank

Adam has a PhD in physics and has spent the past several years doing data science at BuzzFeed. He's now heading Barclays's research data science team, and teaching applied causal inference in Columbia's data science institute.

Spoke at NYC '18

Andreas Mueller Columbia University

Andreas Mueller

Author of scikit-learn, Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University

Andreas Mueller Columbia University

Andreas Mueller

Author of scikit-learn, Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University

Andreas Mueller is a lecturer at the Data Science Institute at Columbia University and author of the O'Reilly book "Introduction to machine learning with Python", describing a practical approach to machine learning with python and scikit-learn. He is one of the core developers of the scikit-learn machine learning library, and has been co-maintaining it for several years. He is also a Software Carpentry instructor. In the past, he worked at the NYU Center for Data Science on open source and open science, and as Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon.

Spoke at NYC '17, NYC '18

Wes McKinney

Wes McKinney

Author of Pandas, Apache Arrow PMC, Founder Ursa Labs

Wes McKinney

Wes McKinney

Author of Pandas, Apache Arrow PMC, Founder Ursa Labs

Wes McKinney is an open source software developer focusing on data processing tools. He created the Python pandas project and has been a major contributor to many other OSS projects. He is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation and a project PMC member for Apache Arrow and Apache Parquet. He is the director of Ursa Labs, an innovation lab for open source data science tools powered by Apache Arrow.

Spoke at BCN '18, NYC '16

Joseph Gonzalez

Joseph Gonzalez

co-Director of RISE Lab, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley

Joseph Gonzalez

Joseph Gonzalez

co-Director of RISE Lab, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley

Joseph Gonzalez is a 6th year PhD student in Dr. John Gilbert's CSC lab here at UCSB. His areas of interest include graph theory, scientific computing, and high performance computing.

In the past Joseph Gonzalez is collaborated with Erik Boman and other folks at Sandia National Laboratories on a project using linear algebraic tools to analyze large unstructured networks.
 
Spoke at SF '18
Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia

Co-Founder & CTO of Databricks, Author of Apache Spark

Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia

Co-Founder & CTO of Databricks, Author of Apache Spark

Matei is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford and Chief Technologist at Databricks. During his PhD, he started the Apache Spark computing engine and developed other widely used open source software including Apache Mesos, Alluxio and job schedulers for Apache Hadoop. Today, he also works on MLflow (https://mlflow.org), an open source machine learning platform from Databricks.

Spoke at SF '17

Max Beauchemin

Max Beauchemin

Software Engineer at Lyft, Author of Airflow

Max Beauchemin

Max Beauchemin

Software Engineer at Lyft, Author of Airflow

Maxime Beauchemin recently joined Airbnb as a data engineer developing tools to help streamline and automate data-engineering processes. He mastered his data-warehousing fundamentals at Ubisoft and was an early adopter of Hadoop/Pig while at Yahoo in 2007. More recently, at Facebook, he developed analytics-as-a-service frameworks around engagement and growth-metrics computation, anomaly detection, and cohort analysis. He’s a father of three, and in his free time, he’s a digital artist.

Spoke at SF '17, SF '18

Andy Pavlo

Andy Pavlo

Assistant Professor of Databaseology at Carnegie Melon University

Andy Pavlo

Andy Pavlo

Assistant Professor of Databaseology at Carnegie Melon University

Andy is Assistant Professor of Databaseology in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interest is in database management systems, specifically main memory systems, self-driving / autonomous architectures, transaction processing systems, and large-scale data analytics. At CMU, he is a member of the Database Group and the Parallel Data Laboratory.

Spoke at NYC '16

Raffi Krikorian

Raffi Krikorian

Chief Technology Officer of Democratic National Committee

Raffi Krikorian

Raffi Krikorian

Chief Technology Officer of Democratic National Committee

Raffi Krikorian is the Chief Technology Officer of the Democratic National Committee, where he is focusing on building foundational technology at the DNC, empowering the technology ecosystem around the Democrats, and equipping candidates up and down the ballot. Raffi has extensive technology and management experience—he has built teams of hundreds of engineers globally, and has managed technology platforms that have touched hundreds of millions of people. At Twitter, Raffi served as the VP of Engineering. In this role, he was in charge of Twitter’s platform, and made Twitter reliable and available to the entire world. Prior to joining the DNC, Raffi served as the overall Director of Uber’s Advanced Technology Center where he led the team that built and launched the first-ever self-driving fleet of cars into the world.

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Talks that keep you Awake!

Our talks are backed by our 100% No Bullshit Guarantee* and delivered by leading data scientists and engineers from top organizations like Facebook, Netflix, Lyft, Salesforce, Stanford University, WeWork, MIT & many more.

6 Unique Tracks

This year we are going all in and offering you six unique tracks focusing on: Data Platforms & Pipelines, Machine & Deep Learning, Databases & Tools, Data Analytics, AI Products and Hero Engineering.

Likeminded Attendees

Tired of suits sitting next to you at a "data" conference? We are too, so that's why our attendees are highly-skilled data scientists, engineers, analysts and engineering managers from top companies and startups.

Born to be Open Source

We believe in Open Source; code, content and mentality. We feature top open source contributors and tools at our talks. Afterwards, we publish all content for the community, for free.

Community Powered

We are a diverse group of geeks, coders, scientists, analysts (& a former astronaut serving your lunch). We care deeply about local data communities, no big $/€ sponsors here, just data nerds, like you & I.

Networking that works

Experience our popular "Office Hours" format plus our favored Data Community Party. Through our intentional matching opportunities you'll meet data influencers who will positively impact your career.

Topics Covered at Data Council

AI Features & Products
Analytics
Data Science
Data Engineering
Data Infrastructure

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Startups Are Welcome Here

Data Council is also built for entrepreneurs. We know that all good things in data started with a small and dedicated team dreaming up a grand idea. That's why we support startups by offering them special pricing, special access and networking at our event. So whether you are looking for investors, customers, media exposure or mentoring, Data Council offers a unique opportunity to reach the global audience and engage with the tech community.

 

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What Our Attendees Say

  • Baron Schwartz

    Baron Schwartz

    CTO & Founder | Vividcortex

    Data Council was really great. The vibe and culture were exactly what i felt from following the RSS feeds, Twitter, watching YouTube etc for the last couple of year, and what attracted me to want to come to the event. I really wish i could have stayed both days. I will be recommending it to friends! It was a real pleasure speaking.

  • Maximilian Michels

    Maximilian Michels

    Google, PMC member of Apache Flink & Beam

    Data Council is a great conference for technical talks with real insights to data engineering challenges and solutions. As an engineer who works on open-source software I found it helpful to hear first hand from users.

  • Neelesh Sailan

    Neelesh Sailan

    Senior Software Engineer | Stitchfix

    Just wanted to reach out to thank you for the opportunity to speak at the confernce. As a conference it was very informative and the talks inspired some of my software design approaches. I'm sharing my experiences with my team to help spread the knowledge.

Our Community Is Changing The Future Of Data

You might know us as Hakka Labs or DataEngConf, but now we are Data Council. We're engineers ourselves, and are committed to building the most useful network to connect engineers globally around deeply technical events, training programs and career opportunities.

That's why Data Council has been re-designed to be uniquely different - we start by connecting the local data community with our global network, then layer on vetted speakers plus amazing attendees (like you!). To learn more about the steps we take to include communities and protect diversity at our events, check out our Diversity Statement.

Remember, this is not the watered-down “big data” conference you may have attended previously - instead Data Council is built and run by software engineers and data geeks, like yourself!

Our conference talks are hand-picked by our community. Expect real-world architectures of data pipelines and platforms, applied, practical examples of data science, and cutting edge AI implementations from the best startups we discover.

See you at a Data Council event!
-Pete, Founder @ Data Council 

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