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Nike World Headquarters - Nolan Ryan

1 Bowerman Dr
Beaverton, OR 97005, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    May 20 2014
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    Applied Recommender Systems

    Ever wonder how Amazon and Netflix seem to have an uncanny ability to anticipate what products you might be interested in based on your past selections? This presentation will focus on an actual Recommender System application and will focus on:

    Recommender Systems Overview - a quick recap of my January talk on Intro to Recommenders.

    • Apache Mahout – A production-grade Machine Learning system. One of Mahout's strong use cases is building recommenders.
    • Hadoop - Map/Reduce and other tools such as Hive

    • Spring XD - A Spring.io project to simplify the development of big data applications.


    Bob Brehm is a Java software developer in the Portland area. Most recently he has been contracting with Nike on their Go To Market team. Bob had dabbled with Java since the early days and got serious about it in 2002. Bob is keenly interested in and has decided to specialize in Enterprise Search, Recommenders and Big Data. Bob is married and has lived in the Portland area since 2001 when he relocated from Rochester, NY. He believes strongly that rain is better than shoveling snow any day! In his spare time Bob enjoys a diverse number of hobbies including electronics, open-source projects, reading, exploring Portland, and sports.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 15 2014
    Intel IT's strategy, application and technology focus and the future of Analytics

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking Data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. We are pleased to welcome three thought leaders from Intel. Hear more about Intel's It strategy, application and technology focus, and the future of analytics.

    Intel IT has several initiatives underway that address the changing complexities of our data/technology environment:

    The computing environment is expanding across multiple form factors, operating systems, and devices with an ever increasing focus on improving the User Experience. Intel IT has taken on a bold objective to embrace new user experiences. Over the next year we will be focusing on Social media, Multi-OS/Browser, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud capabilities; all to increase user productivity and enable Intel's business.

    Hadoop and other "Big Data" tools are transforming businesses everywhere: suddenly Internet-scale data can be stored and analyzed with relative ease. But the answers to many strategic, high-value problems are complex and open-ended. Typically they are not found directly in any one data source (no matter how big) but are rather synthesized, by learning from and building off of multiple sources (including what one already knows), and weaving these together with new ideas & insights into the context of the problem at hand. Graph databases and graph computation engines, along with new "reactive" programming models and interactive visualization, are starting to address these problems of complexity at scale, and are shaping up to be the next Big Thing in big data - and potentially even more disruptive than Hadoop.

    Register at: http://www.damapdx.org/

    Speaker Bios:

    John David Miller is Principal Engineer in Intel Information Technology Labs, where he leads research in visual analytics and cognitive computing.

    Bill Giard is a Principal Engineer in the Product Development IT Organization and leads Intel IT’s Software and Application strategy to deliver Intel IT’s applications across multiple client computing platforms. As part of this effort Bill works closely with the product teams in HTML5 and Software Development strategy as well as industry partners to enable Intel computing across multiple devices, operating systems, and browsers.

    Julie Moore is the Senior Program Manager for Intel Information Technology’s Five Star Applications Program for multi-platform application enablement. Five Star is chartered to advance Intel IT’s vision to become an industry role model for delivering our business solutions to our users on their platforms of choice.

  • Tuesday
    Feb 11 2014
    Data Visualization - DAMAPDX

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is pleased to welcome Dan Murray, an expert in Data Visualization and Tableau Software. Dan does not work for Tableau and is not selling Tableau. However, Tableau is one of the leading data visualization software applications and it is a fine vehicle to demonstrate best of breed visualization techniques. Dan is an author with a book just recently published.

    Every enterprise has data scattered across many different systems, spreadsheets, and databases. Expert Daniel Murray explains how to create insight by building your knowledge of Tableau Desktop, adding best practices learned from working with big data at the most demanding enterprise clients in the world. You will learn about proven methods for building dashboards that load quickly and clearly communicate the information you uncover. Case studies are referenced to demonstrate how other enterprises have leveraged Data Visualization to achieve excellent outcomes.

    • Reduce the backlog of information requests in your IT Group by enabling information consumers to build their own reports without sacrificing good data governance
    • Keep pace with the accelerating volume, variety, and velocity of data by leveraging Tableau's ability to connect to over 35 different enterprise data sources
    • Combine disparate data sets from proprietary and public data sources to build interactive dashboards in a fraction of the time required by traditional BI tools
    • Enhance information contained in your source data by leveraging Tableau's ad hoc sets, groups, calculation functions, and table calculations to provide dynamic and insightful analysis
    • Leverage Tableau's unique ability to run in memory or via direct connections to data sources to effectively manage limited hardware resources and insure high availability and good performance
    • Support your managers' intuition with timely and insightful analysis that can adapt at the speed of their thought

    8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

    Nike World Headquarters ***See Parking note below
    Nolan Ryan Building (south side of campus - easiest access is from Jenkins Street)
    Room: NRA2 Air Raid (this is located on the second floor off the main lobby, go up the stair that is located next to the statue of Nolan Ryan)

    Free for members!
    $15 for guests
    See the DAMAPDX site for list of corporate members

    ****Parking Note (and tour option)
    Parking at the Nike Campus is notoriously difficult after 8:05am, when the main parking lot is typically filled. For those that prefer an easy parking experience, please join us at 8am in Nolan Ryan meeting room. You then have the option of either doing a bit of work until 9am or you can take a tour of the Nike campus with Nike employee Tim Hallrud. Please park in either visitor parking or an unmarked parking space. Don’t park in spaces with an athlete name.