KNIME Meetup in Boston - May 2017

- CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, US

At this KNIME meetup, designed for both new and experienced KNIME users, Medzi and Jon (KNIME) will provide an introduction to KNIME Analytics Platform and an update on what’s cooking in the KNIME labs, Jon will also show how KNIME, Apache Spark and Microsoft Azure / Amazon AWS can enable fast, cheap and automated classification of digital images. Working with KNIME Analytics Platform, we use KNIME on Apache Spark running on an HDInsight cluster to pre-process the image data and then train a deep convolutional neural network on GPU-enabled VMs to classify the images. The trained model is easily deployed to end-users as a web application using the KNIME WebPortal.

The venue for this meetup is very kindly provided by CIC. CIC develops eco systems and provides high-quality infrastructure to allow exceptional entrepreneurs to create new products and companies better and faster. We are very grateful to CIC for enabling us to hold our meetup in this future-focused location.


  • 5:30pm "Introduction to KNIME and What's Cooking", Mihály Medzihradszky (KNIME)
  • 6:15pm "Image Analyis with KNIME, Apache, Spark, and the Cloud" Jon Fuller (KNIME)
  • 7:00pm Networking Time. Drinks & snacks will be provided.

The speakers:

Mihály “Medzi” Medzihradszky is Manager Life Sciences at KNIME and  also heavily involved in all things Customer Development. His main interest is understanding the needs of customers and helping them find a solution using KNIME. As a native of Budapest he is also very enthusiastic about building the KNIME community in Hungary. Medzi has an Msc in Economics and has spent the last 8 years in various customer development roles in the R&D and IT industries.

Jon Fuller is an Application Scientist at KNIME and he's responsible for all things cloud at KNIME. He is passionate about showing customers how they can leverage the powerful Advanced Analytics features of the KNIME Analytics Platform and deploy them using the KNIME Server. Jon is experienced at deploying the KNIME Server in both traditional and cloud infrastructures alongside Big Data platforms. Jon holds a PhD, and draws on years of experience as a Bioinformatician, that got him excited by the challenges of data science in the first place.