BIG DIVE IS A TRAINING PROGRAM TO BOOST THE TECHNICAL SKILLS NEEDED TO DIVE
INTO THE BIG DATA UNIVERSE AND TO EXTRACT VALUE.
In 2012 the Web of Data became one of the top trend and BIG DATA was probably one of the most used and abused term in the IT industry.
However the growth does not seem to stop and recent estimates from IDC and GigaOM predict that BIG DATA market will be $26B or more by 2016. In other words it seems like 2012 was all about experimentation and setting expectations before the market boost.
After a year spent in setting the problem the real challenge is now to prove the value hidden behind BIG DATA. We need real applications and concrete examples, we need to prove that BIG DATA may drive disruptive changes across economy in businesses such as healthcare, finance, security, logistics, communication and entertainment.
Once again these huge opportunities can be grabbed only through specific competences and skills mastered by dedicated professionals.
Training of these professionals is our goal.
THE IDEA BEHIND BIG DIVE IS TO BOOST THE GROWTH OF A NEW GENERATION OF DEVELOPERS.
A street-fighting gym where high value datasets are the raw material in the hands of a bunch of ambitious smart geeks tutored and mentored by experts in three key areas: Development, Visualization and Data Science.
BIG DIVE ORGANIZERS
/ TOP-IX (www.top-ix.org)
Top-IX is a non-profit consortium set up in 2002 with the aim of creating and managing an Internet Exchange for the exchange of Internet traffic in North West Italy. In 2006 TOP-IX launched Development Program to diffuse the use of broadband Internet and to foster innovation by providing support to early stage Internet ventures.
/ I REALIZE (www.irealize.eu)
I Realize is a series of events developed by TOP-IX started in 2009 aiming to Internet culture evangelization and focusing on multidisciplinary hands-on, bits-on approach.
/ AXANT.IT (www.axant.it)
Founded in early 2007 by talented and smart researchers of Turin’s Polytechnic and other professionals with deep experience in innovation and hi-tech fields, Axant mitigates founder’s experties from free software and academic environment into business reality, with truely innovation. Axant follows agile methodologies refined over years to accomplish tasks as accurate as possible within defined timeframes, hence our Just In Time‘s motto.
/ ISI FOUNDATION (www.isi.it)
The ISI Foundation, Institute for Scientific Interchange, was stablished in 1983 by the Regione Piemonte. Its core mission is the promotion of scientific research within the international cooperation, fostering the creation of research groups and of innovative and interdisciplinary labs, with a special focus on the science of complex systems.
/ TODO (www.todo.to.it)
A next-gen design studio based in Italy and founded in 2007. While designing near-future projects today, Todo focuses on dialogue, exchange and community through the integration of ideas, interactivity and technology.
The outcome is a steady stream of new experiences that question and redefine the relationship between technology, products, services and smart environments for the twenty-first century.