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The Philadelphia Python Users Group (PhillyPUG) Message Board › New Meetup: PhillyPUG July 2011 Meetup - Enter the Disco

New Meetup: PhillyPUG July 2011 Meetup - Enter the Disco

Tom P.
Philadelphia, PA
Announcing a new Meetup for The Philadelphia Python Users Group (PhillyPUG)!

What: PhillyPUG July 2011 Meetup - Enter the Disco
When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 6:30 PM

Where: SunGard Availability Services
401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19108

Hi All,

For our July meeting we will be revisiting map-reduce in Python and Bob will finish his Python and R talk. Our location sponsor is SunGard and our food sponsor is Mozilla -- many thanks to both companies.

The agenda is as follows:

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Food, networking, and a word from Mozilla

7:00 PM - 7:40 PM: Enter the Disco by Angel Pizarro

7:40 PM - 8:00 PM: Python and R (the Python part) by Bob Lannon

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Lightning Talks

8:30 PM: PhillyPUG takes over Prohibition Taproom - Line up your babysitters now!

Here is the abstract for Angel's talk:

"Enter the Disco"

Disco is an implementation of mapreduce for distributed computing. Disco supports parallel computations over large data sets, stored on an unreliable cluster of computers, as in the original framework created by Google. This makes it a perfect tool for analyzing and processing large data sets, without having to worry about difficult technicalities related to distribution such as communication protocols, load balancing, locking, job scheduling, and fault tolerance, which are handled by Disco.

Angel Pizarro works on large-scale genomic data problems at UPENN.

See you in July!


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