Big Data Week

Event Info

Mon 23 - Sun 29 Apr, 2012 from 9:00am - 5:30pm
Cost: Free


Big Data Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations around the world across not only technology but also the commercial use cases for Big Data. 

Big Data Week was founded by @stewarttownsend on a wet and windy Sunday afternoon, being a co-organiser of four London based Big Data events he felt there was a gap between meetups across not just London but the globe, communities tended to stay in one part of the Big Data landscape and thus the idea was born to bring together all the communities and networks across a week of events, alongside his co-organiser @empiricator (Carlos) they have built a week of FREE community events that explores the core areas around Big Data, these are

  • Data Scientists
  • Data Technologies
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Business

The week consists of a series of events across the globe with London hosting 8 of these and ending with a data hackathon which was born from the London meetup Data Science London this is a hackathon over 24 hours and spread across the globe from London to San Francisco and Sydney, with data scientists aiming to solve problems set on four large data sets with the end result accumulating in a overall winner to be announced at the end of the competition.

For a full list of events go to but we have Hilary Mason Chief Data Scientist at speaking at Data Science London on the Monday evening, Doug Cutting the Co-founder of Apache Hadoop foundation on a panel with Edd Dumbill Strata program chair as the moderator and the CTO from Moshi Monsters talking at Londata on Thursday about their growth and how data has been crucial to them.

If you want to attend or run your own events then go to for more information or contactatbigdataweek [dot] com.

Follow us on twitter @bigdataweek and use the hashtag #bigdataweek 


Big Data Week