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


March 06, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 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 platform for your data!

At the third Bay Area KNIME Meetup, meet Tobias Kötter, the man behind the KNIME Network Mining extensions, and hear a wrap-up of the KNIME User Group Meeting earlier this month in Zurich. We also have loki der quaeler talking about Fourth State Remote Processing, and there will be plenty of time for questions, discussions, and informal chats over small bites and drinks. Please contact us if you have some KNIME story to share, too!


6:00 pm   welcome and updates from the KNIME UGM
6:10 pm   networks and KNIME (Tobias Kötter, CMU)
6:30 pm   remote processing and the fourth state (loki der quaeler)
6:50 pm   TBA
7:10 pm   show and tell
7:30 pm   networking reception


Tobias Kötter

Tobias Kötter is currently working as a Post Doc at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his P.h.D. in Computer Science from the University of Konstanz in 2012. His research interests include large scale data integration and mining, graph mining, text mining as well as creativity support systems.


loki der quaeler

loki der quaeler is a periodic creativity-gadabout, regular culture vulture and full-time contractor specializing in fire-and-forget large projects. During his career and pre- career he’s written software for USGS, AT&T Wireless, DreamWorks, Sun Microsystems, Pfizer, UPenn School of Medicine, Jive Software, PatientSafe Solutions and Dart NeuroScience, as well as a small handful of artists; he also co-founded two companies — experiences which he is unlikely to repeat.
He returned to San Francisco from Paris 5 years ago and has absolutely no idea where that time has gone.


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