What’s the Big Deal About Big Data?

Inside Facebook’s data farm in Luleå, Sweden

Join our November program on Wednesday, 30 November, for an expanded version of Steven Jong’s InterChange 2022 presentation.

If a CPU is a computer, then there are now hundreds of computers for each person on earth, some disguised as smartphones, sensors, cameras, and watches, all of them collecting raw data at prodigious rates. The total amount of data collected worldwide is doubling every two years, and the uses to which that data can be put are amazing. As a market segment, Big Data is growing faster than the software industry. Documenting Big Data is thus a lucrative and interesting field for technical communicators.

What is Big Data and how is it fundamentally different from storing files? In what fields is Big Data being used today? What are some examples of how the data can be analyzed and used? Are there any ethical issues involved? What skills and knowledge do you need to know to break into the field? Steve Jong, who has worked for several years for a storage and Big Data analytics company, offers his experience and perspective. 

About the Program

What: What’s the Big Deal About Big Data?
Who: Steve Jong
When: Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm ET
Where: Webinar
How Much:

  • FREE to STC New England members
  • $5 students
  • $10 STC members
  • $15 general admission

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Steven Jong

About the Presenter

Steve Jong, the Immediate Past President of STC New England, is a lifelong technical communicator, a former member of the STC Board, a President’s Award winner, and the first chair of the STC Certification Commission. He currently works at Hitachi Vantara in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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