Contributor: Kim Whitehall

MapR Converge Blog author, Kim Whitehall

Kim is a climate scientist and aspiring data scientist who currently works at NASA-CALTECH Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, U.S.A. in the Computer Science for Data Intensive Applications Group. As a climate scientist, she studies climate variability and climate change in the tropics where she stumbles on so many big data issues in her research that they pulled her out of the conventional science establishment to explore approaches to handle the data constraints. As an aspiring data scientist, she plays with various datasets and explores the open source software living at the Apache Software Foundation fun house.

Blog Posts by Kim Whitehall

June 06, 2015 | By Kim Whitehall

Develop Learning and Innovation Skills through Competition

The inaugural Big Data Utah and Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group (BDBDUG) Global Data Competition 2015: Collaborate to Change Climate Change officially kicks off this weekend (June 6). The competition focuses on climate analysis in 22 regions around...

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April 02, 2015 | By Kim Whitehall

Data Science, Climate Change, Open Source, and You

The Global Data Competition 2015: Collaborate to Change Climate Change is an initiative that appeals to all walks of life through its “swarm offensive” approach to the global challenge of climate change. The “swarm offensive” approach, coined by the filmmakers...

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