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In anticipation of our 2014 Guide to Big Data, which goes live on Monday, we have arranged for a panel of experts to answer your Big Data questions on Twitter. These experts are some of the most authoritative voices on Twitter, so make sure you follow them to keep informed about top news stories, tips & tricks, best practices, and anything else you could want to know about Big Data.

Be sure to join us (@DZone) on Monday, September 22nd from 2pm-3pm EST to get all of your questions answered. To participate, simply ask a question using the hashtag #DZBigData. Be sure to mention a specific person if you would like to request a response from them.

Now let's get to know the expert panelists a little more.

Kirk Borne

  • Kirk Borne (@KirkDBorne) is a Professor and Data Scientist at George Mason University. His teaching, research, and consulting focus on achieving big discoveries from big data, while promoting the use of information and data-centric experiences in education at all levels. His favorite Big Data platform is MapR.

Jonathan Ellis

  • Jonathan Ellis (@spyced) is the CTO and co-founder of DataStax. Jonathan sets the technical direction for the company and leads Apache Cassandra as project chair.

Lillian Pierson

  • Lillian Pierson (@BigDataGal) is the Founder & Chief Data Scientist of Data-Mania. She is a self-described Data Viz Wiz, journalist, and growth hacker working in the Big Data and data science space.

Mikio Braun

  • Mikio Braun (@mikiobraun) is the co-founder of Streamdrill. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Technical University of Berlin. He tweets often on the joys of data science, machine learning, and academia (especially the latter).

David Tucker

  • David Tucker (@MapR) is a technologist and solutions architect at MapR, specializing in data management strategies and cloud deployments.  He currently leads the technical team within MapR’s business development group.

Dean Wampler

  • Dean Wampler, Ph.D. (@deanwampler) is a Big Data Specialist at Typesafe. He helps clients build Reactive Applications with Spark and the Typesafe Reactive Platform. Dean is also the author of "Programming Scala, Second Edition" (O'Reilly, October 2014).

If you want to find out more about our experts, make sure you tweet them your questions during the Q&A. Remember, If you miss it, don’t worry, because a full recap will be available on DZone afterwards!

Be sure to download DZone’s 2014 Guide to Big Data here starting Monday, September 22nd:

DZone's 2014 Guide to Big Data

This free guide includes:

  • In-depth articles written by industry experts
  • Key findings from our survey of over 1,000 developers
  • Profiles on 40 Big Data Vendors and Tools
  • "Finding the Database for Your Use Case" Checklist


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