Boston’s newest nonprofit is up and running, and luckily for all the big data folks in the area, the organization’s mission hits close to home: Boston now has its first big data hacker space!
hack/reduce officially opened last week with an epic party that included remarks from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. DataXu had several execs in attendance, including hack/reduce Advisory Board member and DataXu CFO Rich Forcier!
Left to right, VP of Marketing Julie Ginches and CTO Bill Simmons
Rich Forcier, DataXu CFO (on the right)
Check out this on-the-scene video from Wikibon with Governor Deval Patrick:
The mission of hack/reduce is “to help Boston create the talent and the technologies that will shape our future in a big data-driven economy.” This fits in well with the Boston technology landscape, especially since the Hub has been declared the “beast in the east” of the Big Data world!
Interested in joining Boston’s Big Data community? hack/reduce is now accepting applications for resident hacker teams; apply here!