BigDataCamp is an unconference (attendee-led meetup) for users of Hadoop and related Big Data technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format.
Led by CloudCamp's Dave Nielsen, attendees are encouraged to share thoughts in open discussions with community-proposed topics, including lightning talks and unconference sessions. 
BigDataCamp is co-located with the PASS Business Analytics Conference (BAC) and starts up on April 10 at 4pm until 7pm. All PASS BAC attendees and anyone else interested in Big Data is welcome to join in for a lively discussion.
You may register onsite at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago or secure your spot by registering now for this no-cost community activity - space is limited.
Schedule: April 10, 2013
4:00pm  - Registration & Networking
4:30pm  - Welcome, Thank-you & Introductions - Dave Nielsen
4:45pm - Lightning Talks - 5 minutes each
Lighting Talks TBD - Contact Dave at to Propose a talk
5:15pm  - Organize Unconference
Breakout Sessions TBD - Contact Dave at to Propose a session topic
5:30pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 1
6:15pm  - Breakout Sessions - Round 2
6:45pm  - Wrap Up (1 minute summary of each session)
7:00pm  - Food & Drinks in the Expo Hall
Follow us at
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Convention Center Foyer (Room TBD)
Chicago, IL