Past Meetup

4th Big Data Meetup - Apache Storm‏, Backgammon AI Agents

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We are excited to invite you to the evening of talks by four speakers. Special thanks to The Cube ( for hosting us and sponsoring this event.

We'll start with Adrianos Dadis & Patroclos Christou, two talented Software Engineers very experienced across a wide variety of applications and services. They will transfer us their knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies related to Streaming processing using Apache Storm and Apache Kafka.

After our usual free-pizzas break, sponsored by e-food (, Despoina Christou, a Machine Learning MSc student, will briefly present her AI educational experience in Edinburgh and provide us with some career opportunities related to Big Data projects in UK.

Then, in the final talk of the day, Nikos Papahristou, the two times Champion on Computer Backgammon, will present his research story on the self-training of game AI agents that can play backgammon games at expert level.

Don't forget to RSVP; our community constantly grows and we can only guarantee 120 available seats. As always, by joining our group you will meet with companies and individuals involved or willing to get involved within the Big-Data space and discuss software development and design technique best practices as well as finished or open case study examples of data analysis, integration, storage, machine learning, visualization, cloud computing and many more.



7:00' - 7:20': Round table introductions and Big Data discussions

7:20'- 8:00': "Big Data Streaming processing using Apache Storm‏"
by Adrianos Dadis ( & Patroclos Christou ( :: Big Data Engineers @ Intracom Telecom

8:00' - 8:10': Break (free pizzas from

8:10'- 8:20': "Machine Learning MSc programs in UK"
by Despoina Christou (, Artificial Intelligence MSc candidate, University of Edinburgh.

8:20'- 9:00': "AI agents that can play backgammon games"
by Dr. Nikolaos Papahristou ( :: AI Researcher

9:00' - 9:30' Socializing :: We usually stay till 11pm :) :)

-- A BIG warm thanks to our sponsors --

Pizzas are an offer of (

Hosting and Organizing support from The Cube Athens (

*The group has no affiliations -- we try to raise awareness about the new challenges in the Big Data era. If you'd like to speak at or host one of our gatherings, let us know!