In case you’re in the Netherlands (or nearby! Hello Belgians), and are interested in big data and data science, software development, continuous integration or architecture, then you should come to Xebicon 2014. At €95 it is dirty cheap (you get good food too!) but if you’re a swell chap I have a promo code for you (just drop me a line and you’ll get the early bird price).
Some highlights from the sessions:
- The plenary is with André Kuipers, speaking about innovation; André is one of the first Dutch astronauts;
- Understanding natural language with 1500-year-old math: Jonatan, a colleague of mine, tries to classify the questions that you can type in a search box. He uses Stackoverflow data to train his classifier;
- iOS: Full speed ahead in your pants (Performance tuning on iOS): Jeroen will help the audience understand and analyze one of the most difficult, but most important, topic of mobile development: performance!
- Data: not as though as you think: Big data, Machine Learning, real-time processing and predictive analytics: reserved for the data caste or something for everybody? Listen to the CTO of GoDataDriven share his knowledge.