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Tuesday, March 17 • 9:30am - 1:30pm
ScaaS & Other Lies: Hacking Big Data on the Web

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Javascript+REST experience desired. Experience in any scripting language will work, though.
What to Bring:
Github account and a laptop. Supercomputer and cloud accounts provided.
Big science and big data have moved out of the research world and into our daily lives. Thankfully, much of the heavy lifting has been abstracted away by a rising community of startups offering everything from accounting and analytics, to techno dance parties as a service. The X-as-a-Service movement has the potential to dramatically change the way we think about problems, yet there will always be problems off the beaten path that beat us down. How do we tackle big data problems that don’t involve social media, eCommerce, and CRM? How can we use the public cloud and private data centers interchangeably? At SXSW, such problems are all in a day’s work for the Jedi on stage, but what about the rest of us?
In this 4 hour workshop we will look at how we are rethinking the way big data and computational science are conducted and get some hands-on experience approaching science as a service.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
9:30-9:45 ""Formalities"" - Welcome, ground rules, hand out accounts
9:45-10:30 ""Introductions"" - Introduce the concept of Science-as-a-Service and the Agave API platform.
10:30-10:45 Breather
10:45-12:00 ""Build a Beta"" - Break into small groups to build and share a sample science app
12:00-12:15 Breather
12:15-:12:45 ""Point, click, demo"" - short demo showing each group's app
12:45-1:15 ""Ready, set, scale"" - interactive session with attendees iterating on their apps and watching them scale and share their science
1:15-1:30 ""Schwag you very much"" - chotskies for the rock stars

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Rion Dooley

Research Assoc, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Rion Dooley is a technological blacksmith living in Austin, TX. He spent the last 5 years developing RESTful APIs that bring Big Data, high performance, high throughput, and cloud computing to the web. Before coming to Austin, Rion worked as a short-order cook, competition bartender... Read More →
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John Fonner

Research Assoc, Texas Advanced Computing Center
John earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he used a blend of experimental and computational techniques to study binding interactions between peptides and conducting polymers for implant applications in the nervous system. He joined the... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 1:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 306

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