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Building Analytical Applications on Hadoop

  • Nov 8, 2012 · 6:30 PM

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.

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  • Todd H.

    Video is up on youtube. Many thanks to Rich Taylor and Datameer for the recording!

    November 9, 2012

  • Todd H.

    Regarding recording/broadcast, will be recording the audio and making a podcast available after the talk.

    We don't have a video/broadcast solution setup right now. We've used volunteers three times in the past to record talks, and all three times there has been a problem and the video didn't turn out. So we are continuing to look into options (ideas?) including hiring a professional on an ongoing basis. However, for tonight, you're best bet is to come join us for the talk, beer, and company!

    November 8, 2012

    • herc

      The video request is a result of people being on the waitlist , we would like to attend in person if it was possible. Maybe you can have people reconfirm their attendance and it may free up a couple slots.

      1 · November 8, 2012

    • Todd H.

      Datameer has just offered to record video. So that option should be available.

      4 · November 8, 2012

  • Ferris J.

    Any word yet on streaming or recording? I'd give up my spot if this will happen.

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will this event be recorded or streamed?

    November 7, 2012

  • Surendra M.

    Is there any webex link available for outside USA people ...

    October 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a waitlist?

    September 27, 2012

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