We're very excited to have Josh Wills, the Director of Data Science at Cloudera, giving a talk about the intersection of Data Science and Hadoop. Come join us!
6:30pm. Doors open. Pizza and beer will be served.
7:00pm. Talk begins. Social+beer after.
9:00pm. Doors close.
Abstract: Building Analytical Applications on Hadoop
Data scientists-- the analytical professionals who straddle the line between statistician and software engineer-- are in demand like never before. Due to the scarcity of data science talent, it has become increasingly important for data scientists to spend less time answering one-off questions and more time building analytical applications that enable a broad class of users to interact with large data sets, ask detailed questions, and make valid inferences. In this talk, we will give an overview of the current best practices around creating analytical applications on Hadoop, including dashboards, data APIs, and machine learning models, and then describe how the next generation job scheduling system will enable data scientists to build tools that take Hadoop beyond MapReduce.
Speaker: Josh Wills, Cloudera, Director of Data Science
Josh Wills is Cloudera's Director of Data Science, working with customers and engineers to develop Hadoop-based solutions across a wide-range of industries. Prior to joining Cloudera, Josh worked at Google, where he worked on the ad auction system and then led the development of the analytics infrastructure used in Google+. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Duke University and his Master's in Operations Research from The University of Texas at Austin.