Bay Area KNIME Meetup

Take control of your data with KNIME, an open, modular platform for all your data needs!

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


October 08, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)



Can you afford to give away control over your data? Can you really trust a proprietary software provider to discover value hidden in your data – with technology you don’t even know you’ll need in a few years? Or would you rather make sure you can always use the cutting-edge technology you need and you choose for your data? Then check out KNIME, the open, modular data platform for all your data needs!

This is the inaugural Bay Area KNIME Meetup – meet Michael, one of the founders and Aaron, a KNIMEr from the Zurich Headquarters. Learn more about what KNIME is currently working on. Aaron will show the new, interactive R integration that was released with KNIME 2.8 this summer. There will be also plenty of time for questions, discussions and informal chats over small bites and drinks.

The Meetup will start with a 45min crash course for those who want to know what KNIME is all about!


4:00 pm    KNIME for newbies
4:45 pm    networking
5:00 pm    presentations and Q&A
6:00 pm    networking reception


Micheal Berthold

Michael Berthold is one of the founders of KNIME and an advocate of open data platforms. He is also professor at Konstanz University (currently on sabbatical at UCB) and does research on widened data mining algorithms and bisociative knowledge discovery. Ask him what that means if you are interested.


Aaron Hart

Aaron Hart is the first KNIME support scientist and knows everything (and more) there is to know about chemistry (from a KNIME point of view, at least). He has been pushing for a better R integration since he joined KNIME and in July he got it! He is also the meanest of our beta testers and proud of it. He can also talk about KNIME in an understandable way.



KNIME strongly believes your data belongs to you. KNIME does not lock your data into proprietary tools nor do we believe that KNIME solves all of the world’s data problems alone – instead, KNIME integrates seamlessly with specialized, state of the art tools out there: for text and network mining, statistical data analysis, and advanced visualization to name just a few areas. And we, as well as the KNIME community, keep adding support for new data types and new tools.
KNIME (pronounced [naim]) is a user-friendly graphical workbench for the entire analysis process: data access, data transformation, initial investigation, powerful predictive analytics, visualization and reporting. The open (source) integration platform provides over 1000 modules (nodes), including those of the KNIME community and its extensive partner network.
KNIME can be downloaded onto the desktop and used free of charge. KNIME products include additional functionalities such as shared repositories, authentication, remote execution, scheduling, SOA integration and a web user interface as well as world-class support. Robust big data extensions are available for distributed frameworks such as Hadoop. KNIME is used by over 3000 organizations in more than 60 countries.



Photo: Myleen Hollero