Last week, from May 19th to 26th we had the pleasure to host the 1st Big Data Sailing Academy. For 7 days our participants had only two goals: learn about Big Data and enjoy yourself in the process.
The Academy ended on Saturday, and judging by the smiles on the faces of our attendees, our mission can be called a success! Both of our goals were completely fulfilled. The Big Data seminar was proven most insightful, allowing all to dive deeper into it once they set it up in their companies. And the sailing part of the Academy has left them with memories they will never forget.
During the Big Data Sailing Academy we visited many beautiful islands and coves, sailed the wonderful blue Adriatic and walked around lush green forests. The route of the Academy followed the Elaphiti Islands near Dubrovnik, Croatia. We visited the island of Lokrum, Šipan, Lopud and Koločep, saw the long stone wall in the town of Ston and enjoyed the Mljet National Park.
But there was also always time for our Big Data course, which is an integral part of the Academy. For about 3-4 hours every day, depending on the subject matter for the day, we put up our classroom where our expert lecturer shared his knowledge to all of our participants. Thinking like a data scientist has never been more pleasurable than in our Academy.
Imagine sailing through the crystal clear blue waters, docking in a centuries old port and taking a walk through the Mediterranean gardens to your new classroom for the day. That is the kind of seminar we wanted to organize, and we did.
Our mission from the start has been to expand peoples horizons, offer them a new type of seminar. Give them a setting where they will be inspired and eager to learn, far more than they normally would be. That’s why we created a seminar on sailing boats, a unique concept on the market. We hope you will recognize our efforts and join us for the next edition of our Big Data Sailing Academy.
In the meantime, it is time to concentrate on our next events, the sailing Cups that will join sailing and business conferences in one!