Dan Gray
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Dan Gray

Dan has worked in online media and marketing across a variety of industries, from data science to interactive entertainment, building online communities around technology interests and innovative startups.

Strata + Hadoop Conference
Data ScienceEventsNewsTechnology & IT

Strata + Hadoop World, happening September 29 – October 1 in New York, is where cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals intersect. It’s a deep-immersion event where data scientists, analysts, and executives explore the latest in emerging techniques and technologies by dissecting case studies, developing new skills through in-depth tutorials,

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Prescriptive Analytics For Booking Your Flights, From Flyr Labs
Data ScienceFinTechRetail & Consumer

The travel industry is no stranger to Data Science disruption – especially air travel. Online flight finders have been snapping up data scientists from other industries in order to make better use of the available data, and airlines have been building and opening APIs. Many services are using this opportunity

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Data Science Retreat Expands Program To Big Data Engineering
Data ScienceNews

Being Berlin based, and a cornerstone of the Data Science community, Data Science Retreat has been a pretty regular feature of our coverage. We covered their launch back in April last year, the success of their early batches, and some of the student projects. Jose Quesada, DSR’s founder and director,

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Global Climate Change Data Competition
Energy & EnvironmentEventsNews

On June 6th, 2015 Big Data Utah and the Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group (BDBDUG) kicked off the Global Data Competition, an inaugural event focused on climate change and split into 22 regions around the world. The competition has two phases, each with a scoring system that allows solutions to be

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Flink Forward 2015: The First Conference For Apache Flink

This fall, Apache Flink will host a two-day conference in Berlin, featuring content for both the existing Flink user community and potential users hoping to get a feel for the tool. Flink Forward will feature parallel presentation and training sessions – tackling both the informational and hands-on aspects of working

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A True Cloud Native - An Interview With Marc Jones Of Softlayer
Technology & IT

How did you end up working with Cloud technology, and what excites you about the future for it? I started my career in hosting technology back in the mid 90s, right when the first dot-com boom began. As hosting technology matured and naturally evolved into cloud, so did my career.

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Meet 'The Fintech 50' - Tink

What is Tink’s mission statement? Personal finance is generally something that people find boring, time consuming and stressful. We remove the hassle from managing your personal finances and makes it smart, fun and actionable to keep track of your money. We want to make it easier for people to spend

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Stock Trading For The Masses: Robin Hood Raises Another $50M

Since its launch in December 2014, over half a billion dollars has flowed through the Robin Hood stock trading app. Offering no-commission transactions and a much more accessible experience than traditional stock trading, the service has attracted a significant number of young first time investors. Following their high profile Series

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&Quot;The First Dollar Is Real Validation.&Quot; - Daniel Faloppa Of Equidam Talks Trust And Sensible Valuations

Daniel Faloppa is busy building Equidam, a service that aims to provide some automation (and sanity) to SME valuations. We’ve previously looked at how FinTech is enabling the startup ecosystem, and here is perhaps one of the most unique and interesting examples of that in action. We asked Daniel about

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&Quot;New Services Will Put Us In The Driver’s Seat.&Quot; – Lars Markull Of Figo Talks Fintech And The Future

Lars Markull is all about FinTech. Currently working in business development for German banking API figo, he’s both a catalyst and an observer of the financial sector’s digitization. We caught up with Markull to discuss the FinTech community, a digital future, and the figo API. What is your background, and

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