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Inaugural meetup!

Many thanks to Dave Smelker and colleagues at Trueffect for hosting our inaugural meetup! They'll be giving an intro to Spark followed by a Real World Spark setup and configuration.

Speaker Bios:

Dave Smelker has more than 15 years working with large data sets, and is currently Director of Software Engineering at Trueffect.  Throughout his career he has always been focused on how to perform complicated algorithms against data in the most efficient manner. Dave has been in the Big Data space for over 3 years, and working with Spark for over a year.  Dave is a firm believer in the functionality of Spark and is excited to see how the project progresses through the next 6 - 12 months.

Josh Happoldt is a senior software engineer at Trueffect, working primarily on the companies data pipeline with a focus on Scala and Spark.  He's a recent and devout Scala convert and pretends not to recognize Java when he sees it.  By night he works on Javascript based applications for the Web and Mobile as well as a embedded components powered by NodeJS.

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  • Josh H.

    I've published the code written at the meetup to a gist located at:

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great turnout!

    August 14, 2014

  • Jay S.

    Simply awesome!

    August 13, 2014

  • Thom R.

    Thanks for a very informative meetup

    August 13, 2014

  • Josh H.

    Hi Everyone,

    Please feel free to reply with topic of interests to you so I can try to cover parts of them with my talk on Wednesday. I'm planning on staying mostly in code, starting with an empty project and finishing with it deployed on a running spark cluster.

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Dave S.

    I am excited about this inaugural meetup. Trueffect will be providing pizza and beer, hope to see you all there.

    August 7, 2014

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