It’s been a fun month on Twitter in the BI and data analytics space. And with lots going on in the world of energy including climate change talks and making the world greener with big data analytics, we thought it would be fun to take a look at what’s been happening from the “greenie” perspective.
As we mention in a recent blog post, a green strategy is a hot-button issue for the upcoming year in the Obama administration. A key follow for this initiative is Amy Harder (@Amy_NJ), the energy and environment correspondent for the National Journal.
A good news source we’ve discovered on Twitter for green energy and data analytics looks to be the Green Computing Report (@GreenCompReport). This wire service of sorts releases regular news, features and research on the greening of IT.
Here’s a noteworthy item we found on Twitter from this source:
Five Massachusetts universities have recently teamed up to “plant” a green datacenter. And the coolest thing about this (at least in our world) is that they will be using “literally thousands of sensors to capture data on how to run the building efficiently” and the database will be available to “the people studying energy efficiency in building design.”
Twitter is a great place to see what’s going on in the world of green energy conferences. This month features the Utility Analytics Summit and many others. Intelligent Utility (@IntelUtil) has a compilation of all the energy and analytics conferences you would want to check out at this link. The folks at Intelligent Utility also do their own energy Tweet wrap (very cool) that you can check out here.
Some cool “green” people to check out:
Kirk Borne (@KirkDBorne) – A professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University, Borne shares news and info on data analytics in science including energy, medicine, astronomy, environment and genomics. Well worth the follow.
Bryan Walsh (@bryanrwalsh) – The senior editor for Time International and the ecocentric blogger at Time writes on conservation and the political side of climate change. His feed is full of good discussion points and coverage of this increasingly important topic.
Emanuel Pleitez (@EmanuelPleitez) – The self-described “big data candidate” in the Los Angeles mayoral race brings a big data background to the city and wants to “transform South L.A. into a hub of clean energy production.” Follow him on Twitter to find out how he does today in his data-driven campaign and read this awesome profile that outlines how he will use big data analytics in cleaning up Los Angeles if he wins the race.
As always here’s your list of great follows – the greenie edition:
Spotfire Blogging Team