Pre-Data Day Workshops

Several of the Data Day Texas speakers will be coming in a day early to host professional workshops. The sessions vary from 3-8 hours in length and will be held at the AT&T Conference Center. Below are the workshops already confirmed:

Hands-on introduction to the Gremlin Query Language with Josh Perryman

Gremlin is an incredibly rich and powerful query language for property graphs. Its functional roots and novel execution model can make it a little difficult to get started with; many instincts from set-based query languages like SQL don't translate directly. In this 3 hour workshop, led by Gremlin expert Josh Perryman of Expero, you will work through a series of increasingly complex exercises.

Josh Perryman likes to play with data. Oftentimes this is implementing proprietary algorithms closer to the data for performance or scale. Sometimes it is ad-hoc investigation and analysis, a sort of exploratory querying. A few times he’s been able to leverage his experience with data engines for dramatic performance improvements. But the real joy is designing a schema for both functionality and performance, one which increases the productivity of other developers and enables a technology to solve new problems or deliver new value to the business.
But technology isn't just data, and he does more than just play with data. He’s worked with high performance computing (HPC) environments, taking computations from hours to minutes or seconds. He has built visualizations which deliver new insights into complex data domains. He’s managed technology personnel, both directly and indirectly, to deliver technology solutions. He’s have put together more types of technology components, software and hardware, than can be counted, because one of his fortes is solving problems by building sustainable systems.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
This workshop is independent of Data Day Texas. Register at Eventbrite:

Hands-on Introduction to Web Scraping with Ryan Mitchell

There is no class similar to this taught anywhere in the US by someone of Ryan's qualifications. Ryan will only teach one section of this class. Don't miss the opportunity.

Ryan Mitchell (Linkedin) is a senior software engineer at HedgeServ , She received her master's in software engineering from Harvard University, Extension School, and a bachelor's in Engineering at Olin College of Engineering. Prior to joining HedgeServ, Ryan was a Software Engineer building web scrapers and bots at Abine Inc. Ryan is the author of two books about web scraping: Web Scraping with Python (O’Reilly, 2015), and Instant Instant Web Scraping with Java (Packt, 2013), as well as an upcoming O’Reilly video series: Web Crawling with Python. In addition to speaking at past Data Day events in both Seattle and Austin, she gives talks and runs workshops around the country, including an upcoming 8 week web development course through the Boston Public Library this fall.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This workshop is independent of Data Day Texas. Register at Eventbrite:
Check out our interview with Ryan Mitchell.