Apache Spark Meetup (Auckland / September)

This is a past event

63 people went

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KPMG are providing an awesome venue, knowledgeable speakers / practitioners and a great set of topics for the night - focused as always on Apache Spark.

Please feel free to register friends and encourage colleagues to come along and discover more about Apache Spark out in the wild ;o)

Agenda for the night:

1800 - Arrive, mingle, pizza and libation
Courtesy of Servian
'Strategic advice to make your data work harder'

1815 - How is KPMG involved in Data Science

1820 - What is Apache Spark?
a) Why not just use R / Python?
b) How do you interact with Apache Spark?

1830 - Apache Spark Use Cases
a) ETL / Data
b) ML (Supervised & Unsupervised)

1845 - Running Apache Spark
a) Getting Started
b) What about Docker?
c) Is it all about Hadoop?

1915 - What is SparklyR?

1935 - Graphs in Data Science

2000 - Fond farewells and safe travels

Speaker: Mathew Wicks

Mathew works in KPMG’s Innovation Lab with a focus on Data Science and Digital Transformation, he is currently a student at the University of Auckland, studying Physics and Computer Science in addition to a research project which applies Deep Learning to Astrophysics.