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.