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January 2014 - Big Data Processing and JavaScript Testing

The January meet up is on Wednesday, January 15th, hosted at Reynolds Journalism Institute. The talks start at 6:00. We meet in the glass room right in the main lobby.

MRJob – Hadoop made easy.
Sudarshan Gaikaiwari

Big data - you have terabytes of data that you want to crunch through but you don’t want to setup your own hadoop clusters or write Java code to do this. 

MRJob to the rescue. MRJob is python framework over Hadoop streaming that allows you to write your big data processing programs in any language of your choice. It also supports amazon’s EMR (Elastic Map Reduce) APIs and frees you from the burden of maintaining your own hadoop cluster.

Sudarshan (@sudarshan) works as a software developer at Yelp. His interests are in search, compilers and big data. He loves emacs and free software, and tries to use open source software as much as possible.

Jasmine: JavaScript Testing the BDD Way
Brian Cooksey

Jasmine is a testing framework for JavaScript apps that embraces the Behavior Driven Development (BDD) style of testing. We’ll take a quick tour of the history and methodology behind BDD, then dive in to some of the powerful features that Jasmine offers. Much of the talk will be based around live code examples.

Brian Cooksey (@brian_cooksey / bcooksey on github) is a CoMo native and Mizzou grad. He does web app development in Python and JavaScript for Zapier, with a little bit of security and dev ops sprinkled in. When the power light on the laptop dims, he’s likely spending time with his wife and kids. He also finds time for soccer, gaming, and brewing beer.


This month’s food is sponsored by Yelp. Khmer food will be catered. Thanks!

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  • Bryan

    Nice presentations.

    January 15, 2014

  • Brian G.

    Just a reminder that the meetup is tonight at 6 - hope to see everyone there. Also, thanks to Yelp for sponsoring our dinner tonight!

    2 · January 15, 2014

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