Big Data | Machine Learning | RoR sponsored by StreamBase

Mar 7, 2013 · New York, United States of America

We are having an event about Big Data and Machine Learning with an RoR twist at Knewton. This should be an incredible event, the CTO of StreamBase will be presenting, along with the lead data scientist of Knewton, a Senior Software Engineers from Splunk, and Thomas Santero, technical evangelist of Basho Technologies.


6:30pm - 6:45pm - Networking + Refreshments

6:45pm - 6:50pm - Introduction with Michael Latulippe

6:50pm - 7:20pm - Richard Tibbetts of StreamBase

7:20pm - 7:50pm - Philip Vegdahl of Knewton

7:50pm - 7:55pm - Amanda Neel of iMentor

7:55pm - 8:25pm - Thomas Santero of Basho Technologies

8:25pm - 8:55pm - Nimish Doshi of Splunk

8:55pm - 9:30pm - Networking, Final Announcements, Wrap up



Richard Tibbetts, CTO of StreamBase


Talk Title: StreamBase LiveView Server

Talk Abstract: Many customer interactions today are completely electronic, even high value interactions, reducing the opportunity for organizations to build personal relationships and provide high service. A key example of this is equities trading, where the role of sales traders is often to respond to problems and failures reported by customers. In order to build relationships in these situations, customer service representatives require complete real-time analysis of the customer's experience and actions, and every other system that could impact the customer experience, potentially dozens of different data sources. A View Server is an architecture pattern for using real-time analytics to create a set of materialized, pre-integrated, pre-analzyed views of data relevant to end users like sales traders, operations staff, and others. Hundreds of gigabytes of data can be stored memory resident across a cluster of machines, maintained and updated with sub-second latency. Using a desktop or web interface, nontechnical users can easily query, understand, and react to real-time data, seeing not only the results of their query, but watching live updates to those results as problems are resolved. Imagine having a customer on the phone, while the customer is also on a website or mobile device, and immediately seeing the results your actions, the customers actions, and other systems that may resolve the problem. The View Server can also be used to drive alerting and case management, so staff can resolve problems before customers notice them and practice management by exception. The StreamBase LiveView View Server has been deployed in support of execution services at a major international brokerage firm, handling tens of thousands of events per second and millions of customer interactions per day..

As a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at StreamBase, Richard provides technical leadership for the company and leads architecture design for StreamBase’s Event Processing Platform. Richard is also responsible for furthering new StreamBase capabilities such as StreamBase’s ‘white-box’ application frameworks, for example, the Smart Order Routing Framework.

As CTO, Richard directs the next-generation of StreamSQL, the event programming language developed by Richard and the StreamBase team, which applies the benefits of SQL for stored data to real-time transitory data.

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Philip Vegdahl, Data Scientist at Knewton


Talk Title: Knewton Adaptive Learning

Talk Abstract: Building the World's Most Powerful Recommendation Engine for Education.

Philip Vegdahl is a software engineer at Knewton. Previously he worked as an Analyst at Toyon Research Corporation. He is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College and passionate about using technology to democratize education.


Thomas Santero, Technical Evangelist at Basho Technologies


Talk Title: Active Anti-Entropy

Talk Abstract: In the most recent release of Riak (ver 1.3) we introduced "active anti-entropy", a self-healing feature that addresses the issue of data integrity in the face of hardware failures and other scenarios that span beyond the scope of your database. In this talk I'll explain the design goals and implementation details of AAE and why it matters.

Tom Santero (@tsantero) joined Basho Technologies in March 2012. Prior to Basho, Tom spent several years in the finance industry in equity sales and trading, which eventually lead him to build automated trading systems in his spare time. As Technical Evangelist at Basho, Tom is tasked with educating engineers and architects on all things Riak, supporting the Riak community and hacking on various ad-hoc projects. When he's not working, Tom can usually be found somewhere in Brooklyn, talking about technology and enjoying a good beer. Twitter: @tsantero


Nimish Doshi, Senior Software Engineer at Splunk


Talk Title: Splunk and Big Data

Talk Abstract: Intro to the Splunk SDK with RoR.

4 code examples on the Splunk SDK for Ruby.

About Nimish: Nimish Doshi works for Splunk as a Principal Systems Engineer helping Splunk's Northeastern customers evaluate and use the Splunk software for a variety of use cases that ingest and analyze machine data. Prior to Splunk, he worked at BEA Systems (now part of Oracle) in their Global Alliance Group promoting the use of BEA's Java products in their partner ecosystem.


Amanda Neel - Senior Volunteer Coordinator for iMentor


Amanda Neel will briefly describe iMentor and the Academy for Software Engineering. She will discuss how engineers can help low income high school students achieve their ambitions in the area of software engineering.



Michael Latulippe, Founder of New York Software Engineers


Michael Latulippe Founded New York Software Engineers along with successful groups in San Francisco and Boston. He is an engineer with experience in PHP, Python, Perl, and Java. Michael chooses the topics and technologies for events to help progress them forward in the engineering community.



StreamBase Systems


StreamBase Systems, the leader in high performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) and real-time analytics, provides software for rapidly building systems that analyze and act on real-time streaming data for instantaneous decision-making. Founded by data management experts driving industry innovation for decades and backed by top-tier investor firms, StreamBase has developed a new class of software that enables organizations to quickly develop and deploy real-time applications that can generate millions of dollars in new profits and are deployed at a fraction of the cost and risk of alternatives.




Knewton is a technology company that uses data to continuously personalize online learning content for individual students. The Knewton Adaptive Learning PlatformTM is a recommendation engine that powers third-party learning solutions. Using advanced data science and machine learning, Knewton’s sophisticated technology identifies, on a real-time basis, each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and unique learning style. Knewton is building an open platform, which means any company, small business, or person anywhere in the world will be able to build digital course solutions or education products using Knewton adaptive learning technology.


Basho Technologies


Basho Technologies is the creator and developer of Riak, an open-source distributed database that provides extreme high-availability, fault-tolerance, and operational simplicity. Riak has rapidly gained adoption throughout the Fortune 100 and has become foundational to many of the world’s fastest-growing Web-based, mobile and social networking applications.

With over 100 employees today, Basho represents one of the largest pools of engineers and technical talent devoted exclusively to distributed systems software. Basho enjoys the respect of a large and growing worldwide community of influential programmers, IT architects and academics.




Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most pervasive segments of "big data"—generated by websites, applications, servers, networks, mobile devices and all the sensors and RFID assets that produce data every second of every day. By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call records—and more—Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights no matter what business you're in. It's what we call Operational Intelligence.


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iMentor is a mentoring program that empowers high school students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college and achieve their ambitions. iMentor is partnered with the newly founded Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE) in Union Square, which is the brainchild of Mayor Bloomberg and Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. AFSE’s mission is to train NYC’s next generation of tech professionals. One unique aspect of iMentor is that every student is matched with a mentor who supports them throughout high school. Nearly 120 students at AFSE received a mentor this past fall, and over 80% of those mentors work in tech! In our program, mentors and mentees exchange a weekly email and meet monthly at an iMentor sponsored event. We are looking for committed tech professionals interested in joining this dynamic community of mentors in the fall, at the start of the school year.

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Become Noticed


Become Noticed is a San Francisco SEO Company that focuses on best practices and engaging the latest Web technologies to build strong Web strategies for clients developing Websites and Applications.

The Founder of Become Noticed Michael Latulippeis a software engineer and Web developer specializing in PHP, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript, and HTML5 technologies.

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