An Evening with Apache Spark - Dan Lynn and Andy Grove

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Topic:

Dan and Andy will spend an evening rolling up our sleeves with you to try out some real-­world use cases for Apache Spark.

We’ll cover Spark’s RDD API, the DataFrame API, as well as the brand new Dataset API.

Agenda:

• 6:00 – 6:30 - Socialize over food and drink

• 6:30 – 6:45 - Announcements, Upcoming Events

• 6:45 – 8:30 - Dan & Andy's presentation

• 8:30 – ??? - Continued socializing

About Dan Lynn:

Dan Lynn is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher, and technical leader with 15 years of experience in the software industry. Dan is presently the CEO of AgilData Inc., helping businesses get lasting value out of their organization’s data. Dan was previously the founding CTO at FullContact Inc., a contact management startup focusing on fuzzy match and record linkage problems. Dan is an accomplished speaker and is actively involved in the Colorado software community, serving as an organizer for the Denver Storm users group and the Boulder/Denver Big Data meetup group. He is also a Techstars Boulder 2011 alumnus, with FullContact.

About Andy Grove:

Andy Grove is a software architect with 25 years of experience developing software products and solutions in a number of industries, including banking, media, and software. Andy is co­founder and Chief Architect at AgilData. Andy previously co­founded Orbware, a J2EE application server vendor based in the UK, which was acquired by Cape Clear Software, a web services software company.