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Parallel Iterative Machine Learning on Hadoop and YARN

  • Sep 2, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Topic: Parallel Iterative Machine Learning on Hadoop and YARN
Speaker: Josh Patterson
Location: TBD

Josh currently runs a consultancy in the Big Data Machine Learning space. Previously Josh worked as a Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudera and an engineer at the Tennessee Valley Authority where he was responsible for bringing Hadoop into the smartgrid during his involvement in the openPDC project. His focus in the smartgrid realm with Hadoop and HBase was using machine learning to discover and index anomalies in time series data. Josh is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelors in Business Management and a Masters of Computer Science with a thesis titled "TinyTermite: A Secure Routing Algorithm" where he worked in mesh networks and social insect swarm algorithms. Josh has over 15 years in software development and continues to contribute to projects such as Apache Mahout, Metronome, IterativeReduce, openPDC, and JMotif in the open source community. Currently Josh focuses on open source parallel linear modeling and optimization techniques.

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  • Matti S

    Thanks! Always enjoy the meetup and helping to build a better tech community here in So Cal! Speaking of which..

    There's a few community events I wanted to share with everyone and encourage you to encourage you to spread the word. I believe they are still also looking for presenters.

    Nov 9-10, Sat-Sun, So Cal Code Camp at USC
    FREE community event - focus on developers
    I'm encouraging everyone interested to attend, and please do encourage people who would make good presenters to present ( especially on Open Source tech topics ;)
    Venue sponsored by USC­­

    October 29, 2013

    • Matti S

      Nov 16, Sat - Big Data Camp.
      A new one for So Cal. Please pass the word, also we're iirc still looking for Big Data presenters.
      FREE community event
      Venue sponsored by Shopzilla

      Feb 21, 22, 23, 2014 - Fri, Sat, Sun - SCALE 12x
      Call for presentations is open.
      Please encourage people who you think would make good presenters to present. Typically any open source tech/eff type topic is fair game.

      October 29, 2013

    • Matti S

      These are all great community events, and I would love to see more participation at these events. Look forward to catching everyone soon! - Thanks!

      October 29, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Hey gang! Sorry for my inattentiveness to this.

    Short story: this meetup is NOY happening tomorrow, as Josh is in Tennessee.

    Long story: we're basically waiting for Josh's next business trip to LA, but we have no idea at the moment when that will be. Meetup won't let me delete the date on this, so I just keep rescheduling it into the future. But this time I think I'll delete it and post a "meetup suggestion" as a placeholder.

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Noah

    I third the question. What's the status of this meetup?

    August 30, 2013

    • Jeff W.

      I saw this below from David Kale "Due to travel, Josh needs to reschedule this, probably to the fall. We're really gratified by the level of interest and so we're committed to making this meetup happen. We'll keep you all posted."

      I could be wrong but since it's not yet fall, I think it's still in the works.

      August 31, 2013

  • Adam F. S.

    I second Robert's question

    August 30, 2013

  • Robert R.

    I was wondering if this Meetup is taking place this Monday night (Labor Day). If so, have we been able to find a venue?


    August 30, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Sounds interesting, but I won't be around...

    August 28, 2013

  • Tracy M.

    I'm coming

    August 16, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Due to travel, Josh needs to reschedule this, probably to the fall. We're really gratified by the level of interest and so we're committed to making this meetup happen. We'll keep you all posted.

    July 18, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Looking for a venue. :)

    July 8, 2013

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