From October 15 to 19, the second edition of GoDataFest, festival of data technology, took place. Every day of this event, organized by GoDataDriven, highlighted a specific technology or platform: AWS, Dataiku, Databricks, Google Cloud Platform and open-source.
This year, a total of 341 visitors registered for 509 tickets for a total of 38 sessions. During the week we published 19 videos, of which 3 were shot completely in 360 degrees! Check out the complete playlist on our Youtube channel (and subscribe to it!).
Here’s an example of a 360 degrees after-movie. For the best experience, view it on a mobile device:
It was a blast!
We really owe our partners for helping us to make such events possible. Also, a big thanks to everyone who chipped in to make this event a success: hospitality, camera team, graphic designers, the caterers, all the speakers, and everyone else who contributed during this week! You guys are amazing.
Data Technology topics covered in the sessions included:
- Machine Learning
- Amazon Sagemaker
- Amazon AI Application Services
- Elastic Cloud Engineering with rubycfn
- Data Lakes and Analytics
- Serverless acrhiving of streaming data
- Dataiku Data Science Studio
- Microsoft Azure
- DataFrames on Databricks
- ML Flow
- Databricks Delta
- Data Lineage on Databricks
- Cloud AutoML
- Big Query
- Cloud Composer and Airflow
Customers who shared their insights:
- Royal FloraHolland
Speakers from GoDataDriven & Binx.io included:
- Rob Dielemans
- Bart Verlaat
- Dennis Vink
- Martijn van Dongen
- Niels Zeilemaker
- Wietse Venema
- Vincent Warmerdam
- Fokko Driesprong
- Andrew Snare
- Constantijn Vicinescu
Did people like it?
Yes, they sure did! Sessions, venue, HOSPITALITY, all rated top-notch.
Key take aways from some of the attendees:
“The chatbot I could demo at my company.”
“Practical experience in working with Google Cloud. Very concrete pointers on implementing Cloud Compose and Dataproc in my company.”
“The BigQuery demonstration of querying a huge set convinced me that it’s a technology we should consider for our data warehouse.”
“Divolte might work for us. Picnic and GoDataDriven awesome data savvy companies.”
“TensorFlow really interesting scalable product.”
“Usability of Airflow & TensorFlow for non AI/ML problems.”
Other feedback we got from participants:
“Venue is great, food was perfect.”
“Easy to reach, communication was good, food was excellent, chairs could’ve been a bit more comfortable.”
“I really liked the variety of all the sessions, and the audience. It was great the speakers did not shy away from showing code/live coding and demonstrations.”
Save the date for next year: October 28 – November 1.