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DevIgnition 2014 - Elephant Talk

For our fifth DevIgnition, we will devote the day to data analysis and manipulation, and especially feature the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem, hence the subtitle: Elephant Talk!

Big Data in the 2014 Midterm Elections by Azarias Reda

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Azarias Reda is the first ever Chief Data Officer of the Republican National Committee, and built the data science and engineering team that played an important role in helping the Republican Party win a historic majority in the US Senate. He earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Michigan, and previously founded Meritful – an enterprise software startup based in Austin. Prior to Meritful, Azarias worked in the Search and Network Analytics group at LinkedIn where he built Metaphor, the search recommendation engine used by LinkedIn search. Azarias was born in Ethiopia and currently lives in Washington DC.