Boulder/Denver Big Data Meetup
Boulder, CO
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Boulder/Denver Big Data Meetup provides a venue to learn and share experiences with NoSQL & Big Data technologies.


Learn what's new in Mahout with Ted Dunning

Ted Dunning View Bio


Ted will discuss a range of topics including:

• Innovations to recommendations - Best practices, how to extract the right data, and the innovative use of search technology to deploy a Mahout recommender, with some deeper technical advice about multi-modal and cross recommendation.

• Anomaly Detection and more - Some new work in anomaly detection, t-digest and a little touch of deep-learning.

• Big new for Mahout - There are big changes in Apache Mahout taking place. Differences in classification and overall speed; also a move to build access to deep learning and R.


Ted Dunning

Ted Dunning is Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies and committer and PMC member of the Apache Mahout, Apache ZooKeeper, and Apache Drill projects​. Ted has been very active in mentoring new Apache projects and is currently serving as vice president of incubation for the Apache Software Foundation​.​ Ted was the chief architect behind the MusicMatch (now Yahoo Music) and Veoh recommendation systems. He built fraud detection systems for ID Analytics (later purchased by LifeLock) and he has 24 patents issued to date and a dozen pending. Ted has a PhD in computing science from the University of Sheffield. When he’s not doing data science, he plays guitar and mandolin. He also bought the beer at the first Hadoop user group meeting..