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Where are we on the Big Data hype cycle?

At the moment it seems that every other day brings announcements of a new “Big Data” start-up, partnership, conference, report etc. Just about every man and his dog have made some form of press release related to “Big Data” recently. Every week I stumble across some “Big Data” relevant conference or event that I’ve just missed out […]

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Reaction to: Raspberry Pi impressions: the $35 Linux computer and tinker toy (Engadget)

This Engadget article by Terrence O’Brien (@TerrenceOBrien) is a little underwhelming. It has all the writing style and voice I’m accustomed to reading on Engadget – where they’re normally dissecting the latest shiny piece of hardware from Apple, Samsung etc. However the Raspberry Pi was never intended for iPhone-totting news editors; its original purpose was

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Surviving the 1st Global Data Science Hackathon

If you haven’t heard already, this week is BigDataWeek – a coordinated set of community events around the globe to bring like-minded Data Geeks together. One of the most exciting developments is the announcement of the 1st Global Data Science Hackathon.  Starting on Saturday and running for 24 hours competitors around the global will be vying to better predict the Air Quality

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