Getting Started with Big Data using BigQuery & PHP

Everyone is talking about "Big Data" but it can be daunting to know where to start. Learn how to get started with Big Data in minutes using Google Cloud's BigQuery for extremely fast results. We will discuss how BigQuery can tackle very big problems in a cost effective with data sets ranging from gigabytes to petabytes. We'll show how to easily load data into BigQuery, execute ad-hoc queries through the Web UI, and how to programmatically manage everything with PHP. Using the dataset, we'll show analyzing 2TB+ of data in 30 seconds or less. So stop wondering "how can I collect all my data effectively" and start getting the most out of your data today.

About Justin Carmon

Justin Carmony has been programming professionally in PHP since 2005. He lives in Layton, Utah where he currently is the Sr. Director of Engineering for Deseret Digital Media, a local media company that runs some of largest regional new websites in the country. He is a long-time member of the Utah PHP Usergroup and Utah Open Source community.


Our sponsor Alex Clark with TEKsystems is providing food! There will be pizza, drinks, and even desserts delivered from Dominos.

Swag Alert

At the end of the presentation, two ZendCon 2017 t-shirts will be handed out and one random lucky winner will win a free 1 year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product. Choices includes PhpStorm, WebStorm, DataGrip, or others seen at Thanks JetBrains!

Venue: Vivint

3401 Ashton Blvd
Lehi, Utah 84043

How to get there:

The address is 3401 Ashton Blvd, though some mapping tools put that a little far down the street (if so, try 2719 Ashton Blvd instead). It's the first office building south of the intersection, nearest to the Dickeys BBQ on the corner.

Just come in the front door and we'll be on the first floor, to the right.

The front door will be locked, but there's a guard on duty right inside that can let folks in, and we're really close to the front door, so we should be able to help people get in pretty easily.

If you can't get in, call 801-391-8249 and we'll get you in!

The After Party

We will be going to JCW's for the After Party. Come check it out with us.

Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

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