Recently, the Developing With Data SF Meetup group partnered with Riviera Partners to help bring together a group of 30+ data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts, to engage in a lively discussion about existing and new tools that can be used to help process the increasing amounts of data that is being created daily.

David Mariani, former VP of Engineering @ Klout, spoke about the new paradigm of data warehousing and how Hadoop, Hive, and other interactive Query Engines are currently being used, while highlighting his experiences from Yahoo! and Axciom.

David’s talk, gave a high level perspective that allowed for those not too familiar with the latest data trends, to better grasp some key notions and the increasing importance of Big Data.

Andrew Fogg joined us from London, showcasing the beta product that his startup, Import.io, has created to make it easier to extract data from the Web and mix data from many source to form your own data sets. The product and their customer support from London, is currently being offered as a complimentary service, as they are championing the needs of simple and easy to use tools for both data professionals and novices.

A big thanks for Developing With Data SF Meetup organizer, Chris Farkas of eAlchemy Labs, for sharing his passion and commitment to the data community, as well as the Runway Incubator for hosting us at their event space. For information about their future events, join them on Meetup.

About the author: Joseph Yeh is a Technical Recruiter at Riviera Partners. He helps some of the most cutting edge startups in the Valley find the brightest engineering talent to help their organizations scale.

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