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Please join us for pizza, networking and we'll have 2 speakers that will talk through:

1) Spark

2) EclairJS

3) Jupyter Notebooks

We'll start at 6:30pm with food and time for networking, and also to give people time to arrive before we start the talks.

Our presenters will be Brian Burns and Adam Peller of IBM.

Brian will be disscussng EclairJS. The EclairJS project aims to combine Node.js and Apache Spark to enable a new generation of highly scalable web applications backed with fast and scalable data analytics. It also aims to provide the Node.js and JavaScript development communities with an entry-point into the world of big data computing engines which previously required development in languages such as Java and Scala.

Adam will give an overview of the notebook paradigm which has quickly become a popular environment for data scientists. Combining human-readable content with computer code in the cloud, notebooks provide both a working environment and a recorded document for sharing data analysis. A demonstration of the Jupyter Notebook (formerly IPython) will be given.

Speaker Bios:

Brian Burns is a Senior Software Engineer in IBM's Emerging Technologies Group (ET). Brian has worked in E.T. since joining IBM in 1998. Over the last several years he has worked on several projects in the area of cloud and big data analytics using technologies such as Apache Spark and Apache Storm. Currently Brian is the project lead of EclairJS.

Adam Peller's info can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/apeller