• 16th ODSC Conference, ODSC Europe 2018, will be in London!

    About the Conference

    The 3rd annual ODSC Europe in London brings together the most influential data scientists, practitioners, innovators, and thought leaders in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
    ODSC Europe showcases the best and the brightest when it comes to Data Science, including many open source data science pioneers.

    This 4-day event will feature 90 in-depth talks, 23 hands-on workshops and 12 intense half and full-day training sessions.

    Day One - Accelerate AI Sessions
    The Accelerate AI Business Summit holds talks and panels about the Business of AI and data science plus network with industry leaders.

    Day One and Two - Training Sessions
    Enhance your data science skills through 20 training sessions taught by world-class data science instructors, in small class sizes. Here you'll strengthen your technical skills and boost your professional profile through hands-on trainings led by core...

  • Cloud Ready JVM with Kubernetes

    Congratulations, you are done coding, you made a runnable Jar file. So what? How does it go into the cloud?

    In this talk we will explore how JVM applications can be packaged inside a Docker image and discuss tips and common pitfalls. We will continue with a brief introduction to Kubernetes, how it can help deploy our Docker containers & how it can integrate with frameworks like Spring. Finally, will look at a development workflow which allows fast local development of large microservices applications leveraging Telepresence.
    Novice & competent Kubernetes users welcome!

    Deploying and scaling Spring Boot microservices to Kubernetes

    When you design and build applications at scale, you deal with two significant challenges: scalability & robustness. You should design your service so that even if it is subject to intermittent heavy loads, it continues to operate reliably. But how do you build such applications? And how do you deploy an applicat...

  • Some of our most important laws--public safety codes such as building, fire, or electrical codes--are considered the private property of standards development organizations and may only be read at great cost and under conditions set by them. In this talk, Carl Malamud will discuss his 10-year fight to change that situation in the U.S., Europe, and India, including court fights that are ongoing on all 3 continents.

    Carl will then discuss the efforts Public Resource, the nongovernmental organization he heads, has undertaken to make other forms of knowledge more broadly available, including works of government and the ongoing fight to free up scientific knowledge for use by students.

    Carl Malamud has spent 30 years making government information more broadly available on the Internet. He helped put U.S. court cases, the patent database, non-profit tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Securities and Exchange Commission on the net. In 1993, Carl created the first ra...

  • This event is part of the Up Next initiative.

    Speaking at conferences, meetups and the like can be a major boost to your career. Getting started though can be tough. Not only do you need to summon the courage to stand up in front of your peers you often find that to get accepted to a conference you need a video of you speaking. Talk about a catch-22.

    The LJC, RecWorks and IBM team want to help new speakers overcome these challenges.

    Track 1: Dedicated Women's Track

    Our dedicated women's track will give new female speakers the chance to get feedback and advice from developers and conference speakers including Holly Cummins, Margriet Groenendijk, Stefania Chaplin and Katherine Stanley.

    Track 2

    New speakers will get the chance to get feedback and advice from seasoned developers who speak at conferences and meetups including Richard Warburton, Simon Maple and Martijn Verburg.

    If you want to take advantage of this opportunity to practise speaking and get that video, sign up today! Th...

  • Troubleshooting & Debugging Microservices in Kubernetes

    Debugging applications in production is like being the detective in a crime movie. Especially with microservices. Especially with containers. Especially in the cloud. Trying to see what’s going on in a production deployment at scale is impossible without proper tools! Google has spent over a decade deploying containerized Java applications at unprecedented scale and the infrastructure and tools developed by Google have made it uniquely possible to manage, troubleshoot, and debug, at scale.

    Join this session to see how you can diagnose and troubleshoot production issues w/ out of the box Kubernetes tools, as well as getting insight from the ecosystem with Weave Scope, JFrog Artifactory & Stackdriver tools.

    About The Speaker

    Ray Tsang is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform and a Java Champion. Ray has extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences durin...

  • Bruno Borges (@brunoborges) from Microsoft and Jakub Pilimon (@jakobpilimon) from Pivotal are coming together for a round of cloud education followed by a round of drinks! Plus great food and swag.

    Going Reactive with Spring Boot

    Reactive programming offers Java developers a way to build message-driven, elastic, resilient, and responsive services...yet many Java developers don't know where to begin. The Reactive Streams initiative provides a baseline and Project Reactor provides a great way to become immediately productive, leveraging reactive capabilities from end to end. Whether you're coming from a Spring MVC environment or a functional perspective, Reactor empowers you to spin up fully reactive Spring Boot 2 applications quickly and efficiently.

    Taking Spring Apps for a Spin on Microsoft Azure Cloud

    Found your app built and ready for deployment? It’s time to take them for a spin! Whether you pack and deploy as a Docker container, standalone or on Kubernetes, you will learn and...

  • In partnership with WeWork and sponsored by Pizza Pilgrims

    Leading entrepreneurs Tim Jackson (who sold for $2bn) and Devika Wood (raised £2.7m for her healthcare startup, discuss their experiences raising investment with and Seven Magazine founder Marc Cameron (named in the Evening Standard's Silicon 60 -Tech City's most influential people for his work on the event), in a reprise of the successful investment series named as one of the inaugural London Technology Week's top events in 2014.

    From seed to Series C investment, these pioneering entrepreneurs will discuss the best routes to funding and how they raised investment for their own businesses.

    Now an investor through his VC, Tim understands both sides of the investment experience, and startup owners will have the chance to pitch their businesses to the panel in a 30-second elevator pitch segment at the end.

    A third panelist will be announced, shortly.

    Event schedule


  • Join us for a day of collaboration, building new tools to help people exercise their data rights.

    Data Rights Finder is a new tool to help people understand their data rights. Even when people are aware of their rights around how data about them is used, the information they need to exercise them is often buried in long privacy policies.

    Using a new open source dataset of machine-readable privacy policies, Data Rights Finder makes it quicker for people to find out how organisations use data and make GDPR-related requests.

    We are looking for developers to join us for a hackday on October 13. Together, we’ll work with the dataset and API to imagine and develop creative ways that Data Rights Finder could be used to help people with challenges around data use and protection. Whether that’s finding out what information a company has about them, or challenging a decision around a loan application.


    This timely seminar will examine latest progress and next steps for attracting and retaining women in the technology sector, and supporting their progression.

    Delegates will assess priorities for the development of a diverse talent pipeline - looking at what more might be done to address barriers to entry, encourage more women to study STEM, and improve links between education, policy and industry.

    They will also consider the future role of women in the development of cutting-edge tech and driving the UK’s international competitiveness.

    Following the recent publication of the first year of gender pay gap reporting, further sessions will examine issues around recruitment and career progression, as well as discussing wider challenges regarding workplace culture - including improving transparency, enhancing employer engagement, encouraging mentoring and network initiatives, and establishing conducive working environments for all.


    This timely seminar will consider the future for arts and culture in England, with a focus on funding, participation and technology.

    It is timed to consider key themes emerging from Arts Council England’s consultation on their strategy for the next ten years - with an initial report expected in the Summer and a further formal consultation to follow in the Autumn.

    Delegates will examine issues around access to funding - discussing what further action might be taken to address increased competition for public support, reduce reliance on public resources, diversify revenue streams and business models, attract private investment, and exploit IP and assets.

    The seminar will also provide an opportunity to consider what more might be done to resource culture more effectively and maximise its value, drawing on responses to the recently launched Cultural Cities Enquiry.

    Attendees will assess priorities for expanding the socio-economic contribution of c...


    This timely seminar will examine the latest thinking on the relationship between young people and digital technology - looking at empowerment, digital literacy and online safety.

    The seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the further steps that might be taken by policymakers and schools to empower young people online and develop their digital resilience and literacy, following calls from the Children’s Commissioner to allow schools to be more creative in how they address these issues in the curriculum.

    Delegates will also discuss key issues around young people’s use of social media, following the Commissioners’ Life in Likes report which highlighted the adverse effects it can have on 8-12 year old’s mental health and well-being.

    The seminar is also timed to follow the Government’s upcoming response to the consultation on its Green Paper on Internet Safety Strategy, and further sessions will look at what more might be done to ensure that childr...

  • 8-9 Nov 2018: A brand new 2 day strategic data leaders workshop & conference led by Peter Jackson & Caroline Carruthers.

    -An immersive and practical full-day data leadership workshop
    -A brand new, dynamic and interactive data leaders conference format
    -The UK’s first peer-to-peer CDO awards programme
    -All sessions led by Peter Jackson & Caroline Carruthers, authors of The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook
    -For data leaders, by data leaders

  • Big Data LDN is the UK’s largest free to attend data & analytics conference and exhibition. It is open to all and will host leading global data and analytics experts, ready to arm you with the tools you need to deliver the most effective data-driven strategy.

    With content divided into comprehensive sections, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the big questions, share ideas with forward-thinking, likeminded peers, and learn from leading members of the Data community.

    Big Data LDN is back for a third year and is set to be larger than ever in 2018. The two day event is essential for those with businesses wanting to deliver a data-driven strategy.
    Get the latest updates on Machine Learning, AI, Fast Data, DataOps, Analytics, Microservices, Governance, Customer Experience/Customer Engagement and much more.

    Expect 130 speakers, 8 Theatres, Panel Debates, Use-cases and more…

    Be in the vanguard of the data revolution, sign up to Big Data LDN and learn how to build a bright d...