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Last year the BBDC Berlin and the Big Data Competence Center ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig invited to the 4th international Summer School for Big Data and Machine Learning with Hackathon ( From 30.06. to 06.07.2018, the University of Leipzig offered a wide-ranging program that gave the more than 80 participants from industry and research insights into new findings and challenges in dealing with very large amounts of data and machine learning and enabled a lively exchange.

As already in the year 2017 there were again exciting and current lectures and discussions on the individual topics, which the overriding topic Big Data and machine learning raises. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all speakers and participants once again for their participation in a successful event.

Speakers from well-known companies (e.g. Microsoft, neo4j, Zalando) as well as speakers from various universities (University of Munich, Politecnico di Milano, FZ Jülich and many more) reported on problems, current research points and solutions.
At the same time there was a colorful accompanying program, which invited to explore Leipzig with dragon boat trips and city tours and promoted the common exchange.




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"you are here on the second day and you heard everything about big data"

"People working with hadoop/spark/whatsoever don't want to get HPC experts"

Prof. Dr. Nagel

there is "no Solution to Grand Challenges without Interactive Exploration"

Prof. Dr. Keim