Events – Impact on Industries

Events are closely tracked by different groups.
1. Airlines/Hotels – As input to their pricing engine.
2. Street Artists / Street Shops – to get advantage of crowd
3. Police department – To provide protection to public
4. Government – To accommodate crowds, travel, transport, safety, utilities,….etc

Examples of Events APIs:
https://www.eventbrite.com/developer/v3/

https://developer.predicthq.com
https://www.predicthq.com

http://api.eventful.com

Nice article on Event Discovery:
http://www.hughmalkin.com/blogwriter/2015/9/23/why-no-one-has-solved-event-discovery

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USA Address Standards

USPS – https://www.usps.com/business/web-tools-apis/address-information-api.htm

FedEx – http://www.fedex.com/us/software/pdf/FedEx_Ship_Manager_User_Guide_v.2350_(English)6.pdf

UPS – http://www.ups.com/worldshiphelp/WS12/ENU/AppHelp/CONNECT/Shipment_Data_Field_Descriptions.htm

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All must need to consider this for DB Design, UI Validations.

Otherwise calling 3rd party API to deliver postal mail may fail.

Also address normalization should be done.

Example: http://smartystreets.com/

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Complex event processing (CEP)

It is nice concept to explore and get benefit out it.

Simple Notes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_event_processing

More Advanced Information:  http://www.thecepblog.com/what-is-complex-event-processing/

Open Source product for implementation: http://www.espertech.com/index.php

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Unknowingly all of us do Complex Event Processing in our day to day life.

Question 1: Whey today lot of people are driving from north to center of Atlanta?

We are trying to analyse many events and trying to understand. We find that there is a game in town.

Question 2: Why stock x sold at very high volume today?

Digging into news will tell the details of it.

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