Big Data Courses2019-05-27T14:01:02+02:00

Courses in  Big Data

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Brussels: The Beating Heart of Big Data

Technology is evolving at high speeds. Today, the future of companies depends on the processing of “Big Data”, in other words, the ever-increasing quantities of data, which constitute the new type of  raw material to be valued in almost all sectors.

However, many companies and professionals do not always know how to use their data and/or are not aware of the added value they could gain from it.

It is in response to these problems that the project “Brussels: The Beating Heart of Big Data” was born.

This project, which is being developed as part of Measure 8 of the Next Tech Plan, offers 3 training cycles of 10 courses on big data, at both beginner and advanced levels. These 3 cycles will be followed by a Hackathon weekend.

No prerequisites are required to start these courses. The aim of these courses is to familiarize participants with the principles of Big Data.

Eventbrite - Big Data Workshops - Cycle 2 (Beginner)

Summary

Who are these courses for?  To professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, job seekers, as well as to all those who wish to familiarize themselves with the terminology and methodology of Big Data.

Language : english

Levels: beginner and advanced

Dates:

  • Cycle 1 (beginner) : 26/02/2019 – 16/04/2019
  • Cycle 2 (beginner) : 07/05/2019 – 02/07/2019
  • Cycle 3 (advanced): 03/09/2019 – 29/10/2019
  • Hackathon: 29/11/2019 – 01/12/2019

Time: 18h30-21h30 on weekdays

Certification :  Certificate of Participation recognized by the Brussels-Capital Region

Place: Betacowork, Rue des Pères Blancs, 4 – 1040 Etterbeek Brussels

Price : 70,00 EUR per training cycle of 10 sessions

Objectives of this project:

  • Explain the concepts related to Big Data and raise awareness of its stakes.
  • Understand Big Data processing, from acquisition to result
  • Understand the relationships between cloud performance and the world of Big Data.
  • Understand data classification, security and confidentiality
  • Learn Open Data and its multiple opportunities for reuse and enrichment
  • “Privacy by design”: understanding how to integrate the concept of privacy into your project
  • Understand the real impact of the new GDPR regulation.
  • Understand how big data can accelerate sales and increase customer satisfaction
  • Facilitate retraining in businesses that will be disrupted by the implementation of Big Data

Eventbrite - Brussels: The Beating Heart of Big Data - Cycle 1 (Beginner)

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Beginner Training (Cycle 1) 

This cycle is intended for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the terminology of Big Data and its key concepts: use, applications, operating systems.

◘ No technical skills are required.

◘ No Coding, these are informative courses. Cycle 3 will include practical coding exercises.

Cycle 1 (February – April):  10 evening courses  (18h30 – 21h30)

Tuesday 26/02/2019

Introduction to Big Data: overview, concepts, definitions, abbreviations & typical challenges

Thursday 07/03/2019

Big Data business models: Inspiring use cases 

Thursday 14/03/2019

Types of data (Real-time vs Static / Structure vs Unstructured / Open vs Public vs Private data) with real world samples and opportunities

Tuesday 19/03/2019

Big Data structuring, modeling & management systems

Thursday 21/03/2019

GDPR and privacy legislation & concerns when designing and operating Big Data projects

Tuesday 26/03/2019

Mashing up Open Data and hands-on tests with easy to use visualisation tools

Tuesday 02/04/2019

 Big Data integration and processing

Tuesday 09/04/2019

How to start your Big Data Project. Preparation to Hackathon.

Thursday 11/04/2019

Graph Analytics for Big Data

Tuesday 16/04/2019

Intro to machine learning with Big Data 

Eventbrite - Brussels: The Beating Heart of Big Data - Cycle 1 (Beginner)

Beginner Training  (cycle 2):

This cycle is intended for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the terminology of Big Data and its key concepts: use, applications, operating systems.

◘ No technical skills are required.

◘ No Coding, these are informative courses. Cycle 3 will include practical coding exercises.

Cycle 2 (May – June ):  10 evening courses  (18h30 – 21h30)

Tuesday 07/05/2019

Introduction to Big Data: overview, concepts, definitions, abbreviations & typical challenges

Tuesday 14/05/2019

Big Data business models: Inspiring use cases & code basis

Thursday 16/05/2019

Types of data (Real-time vs Static / Structure vs Unstructured / Open vs Public vs Private data) with real world samples and opportunities

Tuesday 21/05/2019

Big Data structuring, modelling & management systems

Thursday 23/05/2019

Big Data integration and processing

Tuesday 28/05/2019

Intro to machine learning with Big Data

Tuesday 04/06/2019

GDPR and privacy legislation & concerns when designing and operating Big Data projects

Thursday 13/06/2019

Mashing up Open Data and hands-on tests with easy to use visualisation tools

Thursday 20/06/2019

Graph Analytics for Big Data

Tuesday 02/07/2019

How to start your Big Data Project. Preparation to Hackathon.

Eventbrite - Big Data Workshops - Cycle 2 (Beginner)

Advanced Training  (cycle 3)

This cycle is intended for those who wish to learn the fundamental coding methods in an accessible way in order to master the challenges of implementing a Big Data strategy within a company.

◘ This cycle includes practical coding exercises

◘ Bring your Laptop

Cycle (September – November): 10 evening courses (18h30 – 21h30)

Course 1

Big picture of Big Data architectures and overview of popular Open Source Stacks and closed source software providers & platforms

Course 2

Take control of Your on premise BigBoards cluster (nHex)

 Course 3

Creating Your First Big Data Apache Spark/Hadoop Cluster Using Cloudera CDH

Course 4 

Take control of the cloud to crunch data: real world sample on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Course 5

Leverage Google infrastructure to scale your big data projects 6. Unlocking the power of text analytics with the Elastic Stack

Course 6

Unlocking the power of text analytics with the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch/LogStash/Beats/Kibana)

Course 7

Real World Big Data with MS Azure to derive Value from Massive Datasets

Course 8

Building insights with cognitive tools from IBM Bluemix and Watson API’s

Course 9

3 hands-on cases regarding image recognition (number plate recognition, facial recognition, patterns in medical images,..)

Course 10

Entity recognition and enrichment in unstructured text data from public web sources

Speakers of Our Big Data Courses

Toon Vanagt - Big Data BXL Coach at BetacoworkTOON VANAGT
Entrepreneur, coach with extensive experience in the implementation and management of projects and technology companies.
Founder of Casius.com, data.be, lex.be
Eric Rodriguez Big Data BXL coach at Betacowork  ERIC RODRIGUEZ
  “More than 10 years of experience in software development. I have worked in various fields such as banking, government, finance, web,         customs and technical projects based on proprietary or open-source solutions”. Madkings, Data.be, lex.be
Sari Depreeuw - Big Data BXL Coach at BetacoworkSARI DEPREEUW
Sari works mainly in the field of intellectual property law (with a focus on copyright) and IT law (in litigation, legal advice and contracts). She also teaches intellectual property law and media law at Université Saint Louis in Bruxelles. Expertise: IT/IP, Copyright, New Technologies.

Peter Campbell - Big Data BXL Coach at BetacoworkPETER CAMPBELL
Data management Advisor, experienced Senior Business and ICT Consultant. Founding Member and Director of BeLux chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association). Specialties: Data Management; Data and Business Process Modeling; Database Development; Information Security Data Interoperability and Integration, Data Warehouse Architecture and development.

Christopher Evers - Big Data BXL Coach at BetacoworkCHRISTOPH EVERS
Experienced Data Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the services industry. Skilled in Analytical reporting, data oriented back-ends & ETL pipeline, Elasticsearch specialist. Currently, senior Data Scientist and Data developer at Lex.be
Daan Gerits - Big Data BXL Coach at BetacoworkDAAN GERITS
“Big Data and Open Source enthusiast at heart. During his education he launched several initiatives to promote open source. Initiatives like Storm, Hadoop and Mahout really sparkle his mind.” Founder of BigBoards and Fitchain.io, Consult IT owner.  

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Hackathon Weekend

A Hackathon is planned to mark the end of 3 cycles, from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019. Here participants can put into practice what they have learned during the training cycles by giving free rein to their creative potential.

This Hackathon will be based on the start-up model:

  • Project pitch
  • Development of selected projects
  • Workshops with trainers
  • Demo pitch on Sunday in live streaming
  • Jury of invited experts who will evaluate the projects
  • Rewards the best projects at the end of the weekend.
  • Mini job market

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After the hackathon has taken place, you’ll find here the projects that were made during this event.

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