UBC CS Industry Advisory Working Group

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St.

Alumni/Industry Lecture: George Chow - Big Data: Volume, Variety, Velocity

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Date: Wednesday, April 20 2016 | 6 pm - 8 pm Everyone has heard about the three vees of big data—volume, variety and velocity. But what does a big data landscape look like in practice? And how does NoSQL and schema-less data fit into this? UBC computer science alumni and friends from the local tech community are invited to join  alumnus George Chow (BSc '92), CTO of Simba Technologies, as he examines what lies beyond volume, variety and velocity in big Data, and shares some real-world specifics from Big Data luminaries such as LinkedIn, Netflix and Yahoo.

Coho Data Raises $30 Million in Investment

Coho Data, a web-scale storage company co-founded by UBC Computer Science Professor Andrew Warfield, has recently raised another $30 million in Series C funding.  This new round of funding was led by March Capital Partners with participation from Intel Capital and HP as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners. 

CS Tech Talk: Introduction to Analytics and Big Data

Monday, March 3, 2014 | 5:45pm - 6:45pm
DMP 110

'Big Data' is the term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools, or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis, and visualization. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data.

UBC Tech Career Fair

Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

The fair is happening Thurs. Jan 30, 10 am to 4 pm in the Life Sciences Centre. Last year over 50 companies attended, and we're expecting a similar number this year.

The fair gives students an excellent chance to speak with recruiters and other company representatives about new graduate, summer, internship, or co-op positions.

Some resources to help you prepare for the fair (provided by Diane Johnson, our department's Career Planning and Placement Coordinator).

Alumni Lecture: Rock Leung - Designing Next-Generation Business Analytics

Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Date: Thurs., Jan 30, 2014

Time: 6 pm (Networking starts at 6 pm, lecture starts at 6:30 pm

Location: Rm C225, Robson Square

Speaker: Rock Leung, Academic Research Center Manager, SAP

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Tech Talk: Data and Decision-Making at Yammer

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AERL 120

Speaker: Matthew Folz, Yammer

The Harvard Business Review recently called data scientist the 'sexiest job of the 21st century'.  As a data scientist at Yammer, I'll give a brief overview of what data science is and what the day-to-day life of a data scientist looks like.  I'll talk about some of the challenges present in our data, and try to give some insight into how we use data to better understand our users and make decisions at Yammer.

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Facebook Tech Talk

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wonder how Facebook stores over 100 million photos everyday?  Come hear about Facebook's Cold Storage Technology. 

Date: Tues., Nov 19
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: DMP 110

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