New year, more interest in Data Science!

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Raul Chong Yesterday (Jan 19th, 2016) we held our first meetup in Toronto.  What a great start! More than 130 people attended, and more than 135 people watched the live stream!.  If our first meetup is good indication of what we will see the rest of the year, I’m excited! Before describing what happened on this first meetup, let me quickly recap what we did with meetups in 2015: The Toronto BDU meetup grew from 1,100 members to 3,800; it more than tripled! We re-focused the meetup to cover mainly big data, analytics and data science topics (before we were covering everything: Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud topics), We aligned the meetup closely to Big Data University (the meetup name was changed from SMAC to Big Data University). We delivered…


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