Sqrrl Blog

Nov 7, 2012 8:05:46 AM

Boston preps big kickoff for Big Data hub

Hack/reduce will launch its cool new work space near Cambridge’s Kendall Square on Thursday. The goal of the effort is to bring together the best big data people from private and public sectors and academia to train up the next generation of data scientists…

…The facility can accommodate 150 dedicated hackers and is fielding 50 applications per week for spots. The first residents are Sqrrl, a big data startup launched by former National Security Agency technologists. “These 7 young men out of NSA spent 5 years building a big data store in Washington and now we have it in Boston,” said Lynch, who co-founded Vertica.

Read more of Barb Darrow’s article on GigaOM

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