If the hundreds of available sessions don’t offer enough options for you, check out the Information On Demand Technical Unconference.
What’s an unconference? In a nutshell, it’s a participant-driven conference with minimal structure. Participants – that means you – drive the agenda and form new subgroups or discussion as different ideas bubble to the top.
We’ll be hosting the Information On Demand Technical Unconference on Thursday, October 25 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay, just like the rest of IOD. There’s no charge to attend, and it’s open to conference attendees, students, professors, local IT pros, developers, and architects.
The Unconference will focus on the future of data and should dovetail nicely with all the data-driven discussions earlier in the week.
So how can you get involved? At the very least, plan to attend! Submit your best ideas for topics, and vote on your peers’ topics. We’ll also be having “lightning talks,” or the five-minute sessions that will kick off the conference. After the lightening round, we’ll break into discussion groups based on the other topics.
Learn more and see some of the current ideas on the Unconference site. So far, the suggested topics cover everything from big data analytics and “decision scientists” to DB2 migrations and social sentiment. Add your thoughts below and on the site. We hope to see you there!