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Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference

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Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference

event starts

01 Nov 2019

event ends

02 Nov 2019


Neumont College of Computer Science, 111 S Main Street, 222 S Main Street and Eccles Theater Salt Lake City, United States

Big Mountain Data and Dev Conference is the premier technical agnostic conference in the state.  We invite are seeking presentations on all technical topics. From Coding in Java to Big data analysis in R. We want our attendees the chance to see many different technologies and how to use them.     The event will Span 2 days. November 1st-2nd.  We will have 70+ sessions.  We will hold these sessions in 4 different buildings over the 2 days.  Neumont College of Computer Science, 111 S Main Street, 222 S Main Street and Eccles Theater for the keynotes.  

See this map for an idea of where everything is. 

We have 4 keynotes planned right now. Friday morning will kick off in the Eccles theater with 2 keynotes then lunch. Saturday will be sessions in the morning and then keynotes in the afternoon. We will not have sessions running in parallel with the keynotes.

The sessions will start at 9:00 a.m each day and end around 4:30 p.m. ALL sessions will be 60 minutes. 

Why present? 

  1. Improve your skills and help others.  Presenting allows you to learn something even better than before and in the process you are helping others to gain information.  
  2. Advocate something you are passionate about.  If you really love a technology/topic share it with others!  Passion and drive show during presentations and will help others see that as well.  
  3. Name/Services Recognition.  If you are interested in getting more projects in the future or perhaps a new job/different career. Presenting on something not only shows how willing you are to learn but you are willing to help others. It is a great addition to any resume to be part of a community. 
  4. Make connections/Network.  Networking is key to moving forward in your career and presenting to others is a great way to build your network since people will want to hear from you.  
  5. You will get a really cool shirt!  I know we all have too many of these but you can say you are just one of a few that has a coveted "Speaker Shirt" from Big Mountain Data and Dev.

Session Selection

How we approach speaker selection. The schedule right now has room for about 70 sessions(still in flux). Sessions will be 60 minutes in length we suggest 45 minutes for presentations and 15 minutes for Q&A.  All presenters will only have 1 speaking slot until all presenters have a slot. Once the schedule has been filled we will then go back to the sessions and take second sessions from presenters based ranking of the abstract/presentation by committee.. I have included an example below to make this clear.

Pat Submitted 3 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 3rd rank, session3 =1st rank.

Nick Submitted 2 sessions to speak and the vote breakdown was like this. session1 = 2nd rank, session2 = 1st rank.

Pat would get Session3 placed on the schedule. Nick would then get his session2 placed on the schedule. This would continue through all speakers, after the last speaker had a slot chosen then we would go back and pat would also get session1 for 2nd rank(depending on other speakers and other ranks as well).

One of the primary goals of the event is to grow the speaker community. We encourage you submit to speak.  If you are a new speaker and would like a review of your presentation or help with practicing please contact us below.  We are happy to help you out.  

This event is designed to be a combination of Big Data and Utah Code Camp.  As we mentioned earlier we want as many technical topics represented as possible.  

If you have any additional questions contact 

Pat Wright 

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03 Sep 2019

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15 submissions
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Barton Poulson
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Jonathan Turner
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  • Absolute Beginner's Guide to Docker
  • C# 7 and 8 Features
Derek Doel
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Mark Nielsen
  • Interpretable Machine Learning with SHAP
Allan Stewart
  • Levels of Abstraction
  • Your Architecture is Coupled to Your Culture
Dave Adsit
  • How to get more done by doing less
Michael Black
  • Graph Databases - Bringing relationships to relational data
Dennis Beatty
  • Getting Started with Live Coding
Brian Ivie
  • Build an IoT Device
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