Past Meetup

BDAM 04/18: Machine Learning, TiDB & Bikesharing, and much more!

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GSV Labs

585 Broadway Street, Redwood City · 94063, CA

How to find us

Right off the 101 Woodside exit; A short Uber/Lyft ride from Redwood City Caltrain; has plenty of parking, and is pet-friendly!

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Details

BIG SHOUTOUT to PingCap (https://www.pingcap.com/) for providing their space to host this meetup!

AGENDA

6:00 - 6:30 - Socialize over food and beverages

6:30 - 8:00 - Talks

TALKS

Talk #1: Machine Learning for the Masses, by Albert Shau, Cask

Talk #2: How TiDB Helps Scale World's Largest Bikesharing Platform, by Kevin Xu, PingCap

ABSTRACTS:

TALK #1: Machine Learning for the Masses, by Albert Shau, Cask

As the importance of AI has increased, it has also become easier and easier to train and use machine learned models. However, it is still largely a disconnected experience, with different tools used for data ingestion, preparation, model training, and analysis. We developed a simple, UI driven solution on top of CDAP that lets a casual user handle everything involved with ML in a single place. Data is ingested and prepared interactively. Models are trained with a few button clicks, evaluated, and automatically integrated with the rest of your pipelines, apps, and datasets, providing a unified experience to quickly go from experimentation to production.

TALK #2: How TiDB Helps Scale World's Largest Bikesharing Platform, by Kevin Xu, PingCap

Kevin's talk will provide an architectural and features overview of how TiDB delivers a hybrid transactional and analytical processing database solution with its various components:

- TiDB, stateless SQL layer ( https://github.com/pingcap/tidb )

- TiKV, transactional distributed key-value storage layer ( https://github.com/pingcap/tikv )

- TiSpark, Spark plug-in for complex OLAP queries ( https://github.com/pingcap/tispark )

He will also do a deep dive into one of its in-production use cases with Mobike (one of the world's largest dockless bike-sharing companies, serving 30 million rides per day), with details on how TiDB supports specific application scenarios.

SPEAKER BIOS:

- Albert Shau is a software engineer at Cask, where he is working to simplify data application development. Prior to Cask, he worked on search systems at Box, and recommendation systems at Yahoo.

- Kevin Xu (@kevinsxu) is the General Manager of U.S. Strategy and Operations at PingCAP, the company behind the popular open source NewSQL distributed database TiDB ( https://github.com/pingcap ). He studied CS and Law at Stanford, was a design fellow at Stanford's d.school, and served in the Obama White House.

ARRIVAL AND PARKING

This BDAM will be hosted at a NEW LOCATION! (Thank you PingCap!)

Address: GSV Labs, 585 Broadway Street, Redwood City (https://maps.google.com/?q=585+Broadway+Street,+Redwood+City&entry=gmail&source=g)

Getting here: the location is right off the 101 Woodside exit, a short Uber/Lyft ride from Redwood City Caltrain, with plenty of parking, and is pet-friendly.