Seattle Spark Meetup Kick Off with Databricks

  • March 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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We have the honor of having Matei Zaharia and Pat McDonough from Databricks coming up to Bellevue to help us with the Seattle Spark Meetup Kick Off!  

Bios

Matei Zaharia started the Apache Spark project at UC Berkeley, and is currently CTO of Databricks.

Pat McDonough is Director of Client Solutions at Databricks. He was previously at Cloudera and Red Hat.


Session

Introduction to Apache Spark

Apache Spark has quickly grown to be one of the most active projects in big data, with more contributors in the past year than Hadoop MapReduce. In this talk, we’ll introduce you to the core concepts behind the engine, recent additions, and where it’s going next. While the Spark engine is designed for ease of use and speed, its most unique strength is generality, in that it can efficiently support and combine many workloads that usually required separate engines (e.g. MapReduce, SQL and machine learning). We’ll show how we are taking advantage of this strength with higher-level libraries built on Spark like Shark for SQL, MLib for machine learning, and Spark Streaming.


Location

Microsoft City Center Room [masked]Address: [masked]th Ave NE (btwn NE 4th & NE 6th St.), Bellevue, WA 98004


Parking 

- You can park at Microsoft City Center Visitor parking by coming in on the 108th Ave NE entrance.

- You can also park in Bravern building visitor parking (any shop can validate your parking)

Directions

Come into the Microsoft City Center Building through the El Gaucho door entrance.  There will be someone there to help guide you to the room.


Schedule

6pm - 7pm: Doors open, networking, and pizzas 

7pm - 8pm: Presentation by Databricks

8pm-8:30pm: Make a break! (vacate, abdicate, etc.)

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  • Denny L.

    I hope you enjoyed the kick off with DataBricks meetup yesterday - it was an awesome turn out. For those who were interested in the slides - you can find them at: http://bit.ly/Nf5ZhH

    Enjoy!

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Denny L.

      Damon - any luck downloading?

      March 14, 2014

    • Damon

      Yup, working now. Thank, Denny!

      1 · March 15, 2014

  • Denny L.

    Not too shabby for a kick off event

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Diego M. O.

    Excellent , thanks Denny for the invite

    2 · March 13, 2014

    • Denny L.

      Of course! Thanks for attending!

      March 14, 2014

  • Kanwal

    Can we get link to the presentation please?

    March 14, 2014

  • Arpan

    Great kickoff!

    March 14, 2014

    • Denny L.

      Thanks Arpan - glad you could attend!

      March 14, 2014

  • Srinivas V.

    Good overview and demo

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Srinivas V.

    Good overview and demo

    March 14, 2014

  • Ryan H.

    Excellent kickoff

    2 · March 13, 2014

  • Kanwal

    Great

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Denny L.

    Quick update - just come on up to the 2nd floor via elevators and we'll see you here, eh?!

    March 13, 2014

  • Maria T.

    Excited to learn more about Spark!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Denny L.

    Sorry, it will not. We haven't been able to setup video / streaming services for this meetup. We will try to get this setup for subsequent meet ups.

    March 12, 2014

  • Suriyanto L.

    Will this be live streamed?

    March 12, 2014

  • Denny L.

    Quick update, thanks to Microsoft, we have a larger venue and more space for folks to attend the Seattle Spark Meetup with DataBricks! Come all!

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Denny L.

    Quick update, if you are interested in joining the meetup, please add yourself to the wait list. We are working on finding a larger venue. Thanks!

    1 · January 21, 2014

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