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
Second - NoSQL
Third - MapReduce
Fourth - Hadoop (including a photo)
Finally - hands on guides
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.