Monthly Archives: May 2012

Data Science Global Hackathon

On Saturday 29th April, teams of data scientists around the world sat down to begin a 24 hour ‘hackathon’. The challenge was to predict air quality given sample data from Cook County, Illinois. Over the duration of the contest, 212 people participated from their homes or venues setup in one of ten cities. The contest… Read more »

Real-time Demographics with Mahout

Here at TUMRA we are building a multi-faceted data processing platform capable of handling unstructured data (text, video, images) as easily as structured and relational data.  Throughout its development we’ve manufactured use-cases to solve that improve the platform with new features and capabilities. So, a couple of weeks ago we decided to focus on improving… Read more »

Startup here …

Who are we? Paul Kullich and Michael Cutler met at British Sky Broadcasting in 2010 while Paul was working on BSkyB’s upcoming addressable advertising platform for television ‘Sky AdSmart’, and Michael was delivering cutting-edge and innovative projects using Apache Hadoop and it’s ecosystem of tools. Michael introduced Hadoop into Sky in 2008 and has been… Read more »