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Making friends with big data resource links

  1. 1. @HAStark Resource Making Links Friends with OpenLabs @LJMU Big Data Big Data Master Class 30 March 2012 Heather Stark @HAStarkKinran OpenLabs LJMU Big Data Master Class
  2. 2. Resource Links Part One @HAStark Free Big Data reports http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Technology_and_Innovation/Big_data_The_next_frontier_for_innovation http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920025559.do?cmp=il-radar-ebooks-planning-for-big-data-radar-announcement Digital advertising market map http://www.adexchanger.com/pdf/Display-Advertising-Technology-Landscape-2010-05-03.pdf The Quantified Self – what has Stephen Wolfram been doing the past 10 yrs?? http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2012/03/the-personal-analytics-of-my-life/ How many servers does Google have? Signals from Google’s ‘power user’ status Jonathan Koomey. 2011. Growth in data center electricity use 2005 to 2010. Oakland, CA: Analytics Press. July. <http://www.analyticspress.com/datacenters.html> Anatomy of Facebook – summary article and link to full report source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-data-team/anatomy-of-facebook/10150388519243859 Cisco’s take on The Internet of Things http://www.slideshare.net/CiscoIBSG/ten-technology-trends-that-will-change-the-world-in-ten-years How to check if NoSQL is trending on Google Searches http://www.google.com/trends/?q=nosqlKinran A technical-ish once over lightly of Hadoop http://developer.yahoo.com/hadoop/tutorial/module4.html OpenLabs LJMU Big Data Master Class 2
  3. 3. Resource Links Part One @HAStark A cartoon about what people think Google does vs what it actually does http://www.bonkersworld.net/tracked/ MWD Advisors Cloud computing report (free, but registration required) http://www.mwdadvisors.com/library/detail.php?id=200 Being wrong is normal. Signal detection theory for beginners. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Receiver_Operating_Characteristic.png How Target knew a girl was pregant before her family did http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html Interesting companies making a business out of other peoples’ data www.datasift.com – UK startup reselling extracts from Twitter firehose www.duedil.com - UK companies house data www.tubetap.com – London transport fare refunds from UK startup www.kaggle.com – a gamified marketplace for analytics problems If this is all too enthusiastic check out http://seekingalpha.com/article/441171-beware-the-hype-over-big-data-analytics Thanks to Laurent Lachal, Principal Analyst, Ovum Limited, for his critique of the NIST definition of Cloud Computing* Mark Wiggins, Vice President, WN Holdings Limited, for insight into Knowledge Process Outsourcing Colin Shears, WorldwideHead of Analytics, IBM, for material on competitor analysis using social mediaKinran *OVUM ANALYST INSIGHT, Revisiting the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing. Reference Code: OI00127-074 Publication Date: November 2011, Author: Laurent Lachal, © Copyright 2011 Ovum OpenLabs LJMU Big Data Master Class 3
  4. 4. Resource Links Part Two @HAStark How many shades of blue is too many? (er, 42??) http://www.slideshare.net/andrew_null/metrics-driven-design-by-joshua-porter Paul Adams (ex-Google, now Facebook) on the shape of real life social networks http://www.slideshare.net/padday/bridging-the-gap-between-our-online-and-offline-social-network Total capital raised by games companies 2011 http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/06/deanbeat-game-companies-raised-a-record-breaking-1-55b-in-2011 Why putting stats into your product is the single best thing you can do – Mafia Wars lead http://blog.betable.com/roger-dickeys-hacks-for-game-monetization/ Zynga’s head of analytics on analytics http://tdwi.org/videos/2010/08/actionable-analytics-at-zynga-leveraging-big-data-to-make-online-games-more-fun-and- social.aspx Zynga infrastructure http://code.zynga.com/2012/02/what-powers-play-at-zynga/ http://www.cloud.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=246:the-final-piece-of-zyngas-z-cloud- revealed&Itemid=415 IsCool Facebook developer garage talk http://www.facebookgarage.org.uk/talk/big-games-vs-big-data Facebook Games Hack: Best Practices for Social Games on FacebookKinran https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150404920517000 OpenLabs LJMU Big Data Master Class 4
  5. 5. Resource Links Part Two @HAStark Friends are the key to social games success, uh, no, new plan, make that strangers… https://twitter.com/#!/Olifiers/status/139771382832709633 Sensible stuff about gamification from Sebastien Deterding Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZGCPap7GkY Slides http://www.slideshare.net/dings/meaningful-play-getting-gamification-right Amazon’s A/B testing from Greg Linden (who designed their first recommendation engine) http://glinden.blogspot.co.uk/2006/11/marissa-mayer-at-web-20.html Andrew Chen on LTCV and lots of other interesting stuff http://andrewchenblog.com/list-of-essays/ Eric Reis on Lean Startup http://theleanstartup.com/ Avinash Kaushik on Making Love with Big Data http://www.kaushik.net/avinash/big-data-imperative-driving-big-action/ Jon Radoff book: Game On (supposedly on gamification that actually on social game design) blog: http://radoff.com/Kinran OpenLabs LJMU Big Data Master Class 5

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