Eileen McNulty
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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

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Aerospike have been making serious waves as a NoSQL solution for the advertising industry, due to their ability to process millions of transactions every second. It comes as little surprise, then, that they’ve managed to secure a $20 million series C round of venture capital. The round was led by

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Machine LearningNewsStartups

Earlier this month, we reported on IBM’s Watson Mobile Developer Challenger Challenge, where IBM held an elite competition to give top developers access to their supercomputer Watson. Now, the Watson team are what VentureBeat is calling a “hiring binge”, trying to source to top minds in New York’s startups to

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Jonathan Ellis is the Project Chair of Apache Cassandra and one of the co-founders of Datastax, the leading enterprise Cassandra solution. Cassandra is a NoSQL database system centred around performance and scalability; as well as contributing to the development of Cassandra, Datastax provide additional features such as analytics, security and

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Understanding Big Data

Follow @DataconomyMedia It’s been suggested that “Hadoop” has become a buzzword, much like the broader signifier “big data”, and I’m inclined to agree. It could certainly be seen to fit Dan Ariely’s analogy of “Big data” being like teenage sex: “everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do

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When the Oakland Athletics first pioneered their “Moneyball” approach to baseball, they received a fair amount of scepticism. Today, however, using data to help you assemble the right team and get to know your opponents has become an ubiquitous approach across many different sports. We’ve reported on its use in

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Big DataNews

Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from simply eating the food they’ve purchased. Of these 48 million people affected, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die simply from eating the wrong food. But Big Data might be able to alter these damning statistics. Food producers and transporters are now

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Follow @DataconomyMedia Databricks and Datastax have announced a partnership centring around a supported open-source integration of their Cassandra and Spark products respectively. This follows announcements of Databricks integrations with Cloudera, MapR and Alpine Data Labs. Kelvin Chu, compute and data team lead at Ooyala, a video analytics platform who built

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infographics

Last year, the Washington Post released a detailed look into the data leaked by Edward Snowden concerning US intelligence funding. Martin Grandjean used this data to create one simple, overarching graphic, detailing the spending of various intelligence agencies within the US. For the visualisation, Grandjean used Gephi software, and worked

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Randal Olson has been using statistics garnered from NCES 2013 Digest of Education Statistics to look at gender disparities in different study fields. Speaking about this study on his blog, Olson wrote: One oft-cited problem with Computer Science is its glaring gender disparity: In a given Computer Science class, men

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Big Data can be extremely valuable- it can help you optimise business processes, speed up operational decision-making and uncover new monetizing opportunities- if you know how to use it. In “Can You Turn Big Data into Big Dollars?”, EMC’s Bill Schmarzo (and his “über-creative marketing folks” talks you through how

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