BDPA hosts ‘BDPA Cincy Speaker Series’ to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color in our city. The doors are wide open for those folks who are passionate about all things technical. Our meetups encourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters and IT job seekers are both welcome!
So you wanna be a Big Data developer? Wrong! “Big Data” won’t even exist in 5-10 years because everyone’s data will be big! Instead, let’s follow a blip from a single sensor as it traverses data stores, security measures, complex analytics, and architectural layers before waking up your end user in the middle of the night. I promise that something (or everything) will peak your interest along the way! Using GE Commercial and Military Aviation as my reference point, I can demonstrate the power of data and analytics. And with 13 years of IT experience, I’m happy to share my stories and honest insights into what it takes to create a lasting and – most importantly – fulfilling career in IT.
This month, Jeff Curran from GE Aviation’s Military Services Organization (MSO) will walk us through how his organization deals with the sensitive data they receive from US government agencies like the US Military and US Navy.
Jeff is a Miami University graduate with over 13 years of IT experience in the Greater Cincinnati area. His foundation is built on object-oriented programming in C#, ASP.NET web development, and developing on SQL Server databases. Jeff’s career as a contractor led him down the business intelligence path, gaining him experience in nearly every data processing function and expanding his skillset to include Big Data technologies such as Greenplum and Hadoop. His former clients included Progressive Insurance, Check ‘n Go, P&G, and GE Commercial Aviation. Currently he works in Evendale for GE Military Aviation on the implementation of a data lake for use in fighter jet engine data analyses and alerting.
It is sure to be an interesting and insightful conversation! Come with plenty of questions and an appetite for learning!