Jane Dallaway

Jane Dallaway

Often found in front of a computer, loom or sewing machine.

Software developer by trade. Weaver and photographer by hobby. Dog owner by design. This blog has elements of them all.

Maintainer of 30yearsagotoday.com and brightonbloggers.com

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This evening I headed in to London to SkillsMatter to hear Robert Schneider talk about BigData, NoSQL, MapReduce and Hadoop

As a new iPad owner I was interested in experimenting and using my iPad as my note taking device, and as I often use mind-map style drawings for my event notes these days, I made use of Bamboo Paper and a stylus. What follows are my scrawlings.

First - Big Data

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Second - NoSQL

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Third - MapReduce

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Fourth - Hadoop (including a photo)

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Finally - hands on guides

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Some of the questions and answers were really interesting - especially around what skills a data based start up be looking for? Answer: some relational guys, some nosql guys - the experience of the relational people is still valuable, whilst people who aren't constrained by relational are also valuable.

It was quite a trip to get to Clerkenwell from Brighton and back again for an hour long talk, but it was worth it. Not because I learnt a lot, but because I already understood quite a few of the concepts being covered, and that means that my current learning process is working, and that reading books like Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar and Facts are sacred: the power of data as well as submerging myself in blog posts and webcasts and other related resources is making a difference.

In related news, I've since bought a copy of the bamboo paper app as it was quite usable, and I like the fact I can either export pages as jpgs or export an entire notebook as a pdf sending it directly to evernote if I choose to.

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