Seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur with interests in big data, SaaS, and social media. Founded Blue Lane technologies, which was acquired by VmWare. Recently, worked on a big data platform for social campaign management.
This is a meetup for Bay Area users of Spark (http://spark.apache.org), the high-speed cluster programming framework. We rotate among locations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. We also discuss other Spark-related projects, including Spark SQL, MLlib, GraphX and Spark Streaming. The meetup includes introductions to the various Spark features, case studies from users, best practices for deployment and tuning, and updates on development.