***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Social Network Big Data Hackathon at the INSNA Sunbelt Conference March 13-14, 2012 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach, CA www.sna-hackathon.com Manual collection of social network data is so XXth century! New sources of social network data such as Twitter, Facebook, OpenCongress, CrunchBase, and many others, present data at the scale up to 100s of millions of nodes and billions of edges, with millions of nodes and edges added every hour. In this environment, traditional SNA algorithms and metrics falter due to their high computational complexity and difficulty of parallelization. Big Data approaches such as Map/Reduce, Hive, Pig and Storm, distributed data storage solutions of Hadoop, Redis and MongoDB hold a promise that SNA algorithms can be made to work over web-scale data — but much work is required to make this happen. Come hack with us and discover new approaches to Big Social Data! Cost to participate: $25 (as close to "free" as humanly possible). Organizers: * Maksim Tsvetovat (George Mason University / DeepMile Networks) * Jacqueline Kazil (Library of Congress) * Alex Kouznetsov (independent hacker of big data) Sponsored by Amazon.com and DeepMile Networks. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.