John Rauser: What is a Career in Big Data?

We are exposed to more and more data every day and the ability to make sense of it is crucial to our personal and professinal lives. In this talk, part of Strata New York 2011, John Rauser, Principal Engineer at, talks about the history of Data Science and how one develops a career in the field. Most importantly he discusses the challenges of extracting value from large quantities of data. 

(via +Tim Carmody)

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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