This is somewhat late-notice, but for folks in the South Bay interested in Spark's standard libraries, there will be a day of talks on them open to the public as part of the Stanford ICME Spark Class on Friday, August 15th.
The day will will cover MLlib, GraphX, and Spark Streaming, with talks by the following:
• Introduction to MLlib: Spark's Machine Learning library (Reza Zadeh): 10 AM
• Automating the Machine Learning Pipeline (Ameet Talwalkar): 10:45 AM
• Graph Processing with the GraphX library (Ankur Dave): 1 PM
• Spark Streaming (Tathagata Das): 1:45 PM
This is a good chance to learn about these libraries and talk to the developers if you haven't had a chance to meet them in person. Find us at the Clark Center Auditorium on the Stanford campus.