All the best, sounds like a very good outreach opportunity.


On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Arun Ramarathnam <>wrote:

> Dear all,
> We are participating in the 5th elephant event in Bangalore focused on big
> data, analytics and visualization.
> The organisers have given us a fee stall and space to participate as a
> community partner.
> Team of volunteers would be showcasing Wikimedia projects, Wikidata and
> also creating awareness about volunteering, the India chapter and
> membership.
> Wikipedia techies Arun Ganesh, Yuvi, Srikant (logic) will be
> participating. They will be supported by Arjuna, Naveen, Radhakrishna and
> self.
> regards
> Arun
> *Details about the Event (from Organisers)*
> The Fifth Elephant <> is a community-powered
> conference organized by HasGeek <> to demystify the
> big data ecosystem in India. The conference takes place on 27 and 28 July
> at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bangalore. It brings together speakers
> who have worked extensively with technology, statistical and mathematical
> tools, and user interfaces for mining, analyzing and representing data.
> The conference attempts to showcase the technology landscape which today
> makes it possible to work with data and leverage on its predictive powers.
> On the first day, participants will get an understanding of the
> technologies available for managing big data, analytics and visualization.
> On the second day, the conference will showcase talks that explain how
> technology is being applied / can be applied in retail, medicine, IT,
> finance and governance to manage and analyze data.
> The Fifth Elephant features speakers from Red Hat, Splunk, Google, Strand
> Life Sciences, IBM, Flipkart, HP Analytics, Mu-Sigma, Amazon, PayPal,
> MediaNama, Open Knowledge Foundation, among others. Keynote talks will
> cover topics such as how Google crunches big data at Google scale,
> community architecture and big data at Red Hat, the genomics project and
> challenges of big data in personalized medicine, and the process of
> building Watson and natural language processing.
> Apart from keynotes, the conference features talks on building search
> engines, messaging architectures, use of Hadoop in mining and managing data
> collected under the Aadhar/UID project, data explosion in medical imaging,
> open data in life sciences, financial market and economic data, to name a
> few. To view the event schedule, visit:
> <>
> The conference also brings together community partners such as the
> Wikimedia chapter, the Internet Archive, the Open Knowledge Foundation and
> the Centre for Internet and Society. The presence of these partners expands
> the horizons of our understanding of data not only in the context of open
> data, but also the systems and frameworks that exist for data gathering,
> sharing and licensing.
> For more details, write to
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