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PSU Tech Talk: The software industry, big data, and analytics. Why these might be the most marketable skills you can learn.

Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
1900 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201, US (map)

Access Notes

Building is at 4th and College. Room 86-01 is in the basement, take the elevator or stairs down to basement and follow the signs.



During this talk I'll discuss current trends in the software industry, how database systems are affecting growth and high value skill sets, and where the action is likely in the coming years. We'll focus on the same technical stack that has led to innovation and major products such as Facebook, Google Search, speech recognition, and context based advertising.

About the speaker:

The data architect for Netmotion Wireless, Inc., Jonathan Wiggs is an accomplished software architect with significant experience in the fields of big data, Bayesian analytics, enterprise architecture, and cloud computing. Jonathan has helped launch start-up companies including Jott Networks & RGB Labs, and has led engineering and research groups at companies such as Microsoft and Nuance. He enjoys writing, speaking, sharing his experiences with his peers, and giving back to the industry he has loved for more than twenty years. Jonathan lives in the country and spends his free time with his wife and several admirable dogs. Contact Jonathan at [email protected].