Exploring Open Data in the Cloud with BigQuery

Track: Cloud + DevOps
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Room A315-316
Time Slot: Tue 2/16, 2:30 PM
Tags: data , cloud

Big data is powerful. It helps you make informed decisions about your business, but putting it to use can be time consuming. There’s nothing worse than taking the time to build out a dashboard only to realize that it isn’t useful.

In this session Jenny Tong, a Developer Advocate on Google Cloud Platform, will show you how cloud computing makes it easier to explore big data. She’ll use Google BigQuery to poke around some really big data sets including the GDELT news database, Wikipedia logs, and weather data going back to 1929.

You’ll leave knowing how to use the cloud to effectively explore all that valuable data you’ve been logging.

Jennifer Tong

Jenny is a Developer Advocate on Cloud at Google. In this role she helps developers build cool stuff on all sorts of platforms. Previously she worked in a wide variety of software roles from robotics at NASA, to developer advocacy for Google Glass.

She is passionate about education, especially on the subjects of technology and science. If she’s away from her laptop, she’s probably skating around a roller derby track, or hanging from aerial silk.