For 2017, Graph Day will be part of Data Day Texas. Purchase a ticket for Data Day, and all the Graph Day content is included. No need to buy a separate ticket. Most all the graph talks will be held in adjacent rooms within the Data Day conference, so if you're only interested in graphs, you won't have to traverse the entire building. There will be a separate Graph Lounge nearby for all the graph attendees. For a full list of Data Day Texas content, visit the Data Day Texas Speakers page and the Data Day Texas Sessions page.
Who will be speaking at Graph Day TX 2017?
We're just beginning to announce the speakers for the 2nd Graph Day Texas. Expect to see many more. We'll be updating the page as speakers confirm. You can find a list of the sessions on the sessions page. If you'd like to speak at Graph Day, check out the proposals page. If your company would like to join Graph Day as a sponsor, please visit our sponsor page.
(NEW) - Dave Bechberger (Houston)
Dave Bechberger will be presenting the following session: Moving Your Data To Graph.
Arnaud De Moissac (Paris)
(NEW) - Alex Dimakis (Austin) @alexb80
Alex's recent publications include: Beyond Triangles: A Distributed Framework for Estimating 3-profiles of Large Graphs and Batch Codes through Dense Graphs with High Girth. For a list of publications, view Alex's homepage at UT.
(NEW) - Sebastian Good @sebastiangood
Sebastian Good is a creative software architect with a focus on turning industry innovation and intellectual property into new products. He leads Expero's architecture and development practice, recruiting switched-on developers, building inventive prototypes, and shipping code for customers.
Sebastian Good will be presenting the following session: Time Series and Audit Trails: Modeling Time in an Industrial Equipment Property Graph.
Dr. Denise Koessler Gosnell (Charleston) @DeniseKGosnell
Prior to PokitDok, Dr. Gosnell earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee. Her research on how our online interactions leave behind unique identifiers that form a “social fingerprint” led to presentations at major conferences from San Diego to London and drew the interest of such tech industry giants as Microsoft Research and Apple. Additionally, she was a leader in addressing the underrepresentation of women in her field and founded a branch of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Circles.
(NEW) - Chris LaCava @uxchrislacava
Chris LaCava has spent the past two decades defining, designing and building software for a variety of industry verticals. He has experience as a usability engineer, interaction designer, front-end developer as well as product manager for both consulting and product-oriented organizations. Chris leads Expero's efforts in defining visualization for graph datasets.
Chris LaCava will be presenting the following session: Meaningful User Experience with Graph Data.
Corey Lanum (Boston) @corey_lanum
Corey is the author the Learning Graph Visualization from Manning Publications.
(NEW) - Alaa Mahmoud (Boston)
Alaa Mahmood is a full-stack software developer with more than 25 years of experience, about 20 of those years are with IBM. He started his career focusing on software i18n. He moved on to work on various technologies such as web development, e-commerce and Customer Analytics software. Currently, Alaa is the dev lead for a team that's putting a Tinkerpop 3 based database on the cloud (IBM Graph). Alaa is also a master inventor with several granted patents. Check out Alaa's recent interview on Linux.com
Alaa will be presenting the following session: Building a Graph Database in the Cloud: challenges and advantages.
(NEW) - David Mizell (Austin)
David Mizell is a technical project lead at Cray, Inc. He started out his career doing parallel computing research, primarily at the Information Sciences Institute in Los Angeles. When the funding for that dried up, he moved to Seattle and Boeing. There he worked on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality systems, doing some of the earliest prototyping of Augmented Reality systems and wearable computers. When the funding for that dried up, he joined Cray and resumed parallel computing research. Having finally found a stable source of research funding, he promptly worked himself out of it by prototyping a graph database system that Cray decided to productize. He now leads the development of Cray’s graph database product, the Cray Graph Engine. Currently he’s based in Cray’s Austin office.
David Mizell will be presenting the following session: LEBM: Making a Thoroughly Nasty Graph Database Benchmark.
(NEW) - Jean-Baptiste Musso (Paris) @jbmusso
Mo Patel (Austin) @mopatel
Mo has a Masters in Computer Science from Brandeis University, Bachelors in Math & Computer Science from College of the Holy Cross and MBA from Georgetown University. Mo is a Boston native, living in Austin and loves snow sports (not in Austin) and in order to maintain that addiction exercises and spends time outdoors (in Austin).
Josh Perryman (Bryan / College Station) @joshperryman
But technology isn't just data, and he does more than just play with data. He’s worked with high performance computing (HPC) environments, taking computations from hours to minutes or seconds. He has built visualizations which deliver new insights into complex data domains. He’s managed technology personnel, both directly and indirectly, to deliver technology solutions. He’s have put together more types of technology components, software and hardware, than can be counted, because one of his fortes is solving problems by building sustainable systems.
Jason Plurad (Raleigh-Durham) @pluradj
Juan Sequeda (Austin) @juansequeda
Juan Sequeda will be presenting the following session: Do I need a Graph Database.
(NEW) - Ted Wilmes @trwilmes
Ted Wilmes will be presenting the following session: Implementing Network Algorithms in TinkerPop's GraphComputer.