IBM is hosting an unique industry event where YOU set the agenda. Make your voice heard at this participant-driven unconference to be held during Information On Demand 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Technical Unconference is open to conference attendees, students, professors, as well as local IT pros, developers, and architects.
You and your fellow attendees will lead and participate in discussions around all facets of the future of data. We invite you to submit your ideas below for what topics should be on the Unconference agenda and vote on the best of your peers’ ideas. If your proposal is to give one of the lightning talks please say “Lightning” in the subject.
To kick off the participant discussions, here are some big questions to think about:
•How should APIs & Programming languages evolve to better serve developer needs?
•What’s so different about big data? How is big data changing your company?
•Should we control how big data is used? Is privacy by design possible?
•What skills & tools do data scientists need? How will the role evolve?
What is an Unconference??
An Unconference is an event where the participants create the agenda. The Information On Demand Technical Unconference is a participant-driven conference with little structure, where the attendees drive the agenda and freely form new discussions and sub-groups as ideas emerge. You and the other attendees will suggest and then select the topics through a voting process.
We’ll begin with an hour of lightning talks: each presenter gets 5 minutes to cover a timely and relevant topic. After the lightning talks, we will break into one or more open discussion groups to explore the topics you’ve chosen. This is the opportunity to share how you are shaping the future of data and learn how your peers are doing the same. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join – and create – the conversation.