(the better late than never post)
Strata this year was great. I haven’t gone to a conference that spans the gamut of high level big data evangelism and nitty gritty, but accessible, technical talks. They addressed some of the recent criticism and nicely separated out tracks of industry sales pitch"ish" talks and practioner talks.
I was lucky enough to get a chance to speak and I talked about my experience doing data science in non-traidtional settings (bar optimizations) as well as a tiny bit of long tail understanding I’ve done at Bing. In the completely and unabashedly late of all lateness…here’s a link to slides =)
The pdf doesn’t allow for animated GIFs so here’s some magic for you all: