May 20, 2016

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The future is already here, it is just not evenly distributed. But it clearly shows in our 150 talks, comprising 7 conferences, bounded by the 5 days conference matrix. 50+ founders/CEOs/CTOs speaking.

In-depth talks from Google (BigQuery and Translate), Baidu Research, MetaMind, StitchFix (Deep Learning), Microsoft, Bloomberg, Quora, Kaggle, Dato (Machine Learning), Netflix (Recommender Systems), IBM (Watson), Facebook, ClearStory (DataViz), LinkedIn, Yahoo, H2O, Confluent, Mesosphere (Data Pipelines), Samsung, Automatic (IoT), AMPLab, Databricks, Salesforce, Workday, Cloudera (Spark), Pivotal (OSS), Zillow, Pandora, Nitro, Lucidworks, Mattermark, Credit Karma, Alpine Labs, , University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, City of San Francisco, and many others.

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Only 300 tickets for each day will be available to have a truly intimate technical community atmosphere.

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Data UX By the Bay is the first hands-on conference focused on data visualization and interaction. The key idea is to take open-source tools developed by the best researchers and practitioners, working at scale, and build a community of users understanding and improving them to run a business. Scientific rigor and excellent software engineering are the two key properties of the systems we use. Data UX By the Bay is a part of the overall Data By the Bay series.

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Registration is open

We are using an advanced pass system that allows you to select a pass for several days, from 2 to 5. Each day's capacity is 400, and there are 100 Very Early/Early passes available. Please see the TICKETS page for full details.
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Schedule is Published

The full schedule is published for all five days, all seven conferences. Very Early Bird registration is in effect, ending March 15.

Data UX By the Bay

Data is at the core of modern applications. The rise of data science and machine-learning makes it imperative to identify patterns and consider how it might impact the end user. It's not enough to just visualize the data, it's important to act on it with deep empathy. In lieu of open source code that’s idiomatic to the By the Bay conferences, UX by the Bay instead shares the latest ideas and strategy to positively impact the user’s experience with data.

Please see the umbrella Data By the Bay description of what makes a good talk By the Bay.

  • Visualizing massive datasets
  • UX for data products -- ML/AI-enabled applications making decisions based on data
  • UX for anomaly detection -- both seeing it and acting on it
  • UX for data products based on algorithms such as Deep Learning
  • And more!

Last year, we started with a two-day, three-track, 50-talk conference. We've put together an inspiring program centered around language, Big Data, text and images, deep learning, UI, social networks, and much more.

This year, we're running the first data grid conference sequence with with seven verticals over five days. Each day's attendance is limited to only 400 seats and it will be full. We hope you join us in May By the Bay!

Keynote Speakers

Hunter Whitney

Hunter Whitney is a consultant, author, and instructor who brings a user experience (UX) design perspective to data visualization. He has advised corporations, start-ups, government agencies, and NGOs to achieve their goals through a strategic design approach to digital products and services. His experience includes leading the designs of data analysis interfaces for uses ranging from biomedical research to cyber security.

Hunter is the author of "Data Insights: New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data" and contributed a chapter in "Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things."

Data Pipelines By the Bay

May 16, 2016

Building on Big Data Scala, this is the first conference showing end-to-end unity of Data Engineering and Data Science for big, fast, streaming data.

Text By the Bay

May 17-18, 2016 (Day 2 parallel with Democracy By the Bay and Law By the Bay)

The first applied NLP conference for the Bay Area, building on the highly-acclaimed 2015 edition: 50 talks from 50 top companies, all online at

Democracy By the Bay

May 18, 2016 (parallel with Law By the Bay and Text By the Bay)

NLP and Data Science with focus on politics, society, and government.

Law By the Bay

May 18, 2016 (parallel with Democracy By the Bay and Text By the Bay)

NLP and Data Science with focus on legal data and processes.

Legal search (100% recall), case-specific NLP, ambiguity analysis, etc.

AIoT By the Bay

May 19, 2016

Not everything is text. Multiple talks at Text By the Bay dealt with multi-modal data such as images with text. AI and IoT day is all about sensor data streams, images, vision, speech, music.

Life Sciences By the Bay

May 20, 2016 (Parallel with Data UX By the Bay)

There are several major categories of data mining related to life and health. First, genomics -- Bay Area leads with Spark and ADAM. Second, medical sensor and imaging data, with companies like Enlitic.

Data UX By the Bay

May 20, 2016 (Parallel with Life Sciences By the Bay)

Data should be visualized, with massive datasets distilled into clear and actionable display calling attention to what's really important. And then UX should naturally lead to the appropriate action.

Data By the Bay – Common Thread

May 16-20, 2016

For each conference, we'll have a common horizontal themes: platforms and algorithms.

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The Agenda

Come to Data UX By the Bay well-rested and ready to meet your fellow developers. We'll have a full day of talks (keynotes, full-length, and lightning) and build a startup-centric data engineering community for the Bay Area!

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Conference Schedule

View the Data By the Bay schedule & directory.

Conference Tickets

You can buy tickets for two or more days of the conference as passes. Once you buy a pass, you will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem the days you want. Each day has the capacity of 400 and will automatically be disabled once full. We'll add the days that are sold out on the TICKETS page as soon as they become unavailable.

Currently available days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

Pricing works as follows: regular admission is $500/day. Very Early Bird is $400/day, Early Bird is $450/day, and late Bird is $550/day. We will only allocate 100 Very Early/Early Bird tickets for each day, since our capacity is limited and the word is only getting out. The passes are 2/3/4/5-day bundles, discounted $50 per each extra day (so 2-day Very Early Bird Bundle is $750, 2-day Early Bird Bundle is $850, 2-day Regular Admission Bundle is $950, etc.). We use Stripe directly to process all payments.

Full-time students inquiring about discounts: please email proof of enrollment and dates of interest.