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• The Open reception for all prior to the meetup will held on April 14, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm at Panoramic Hall, Level 5 The Square

• Your meetup is at Studio 211 at Level 2 at The Square

• The Meetup Room doors will open at 6:30 pm (they’ve to prepare the room from prior engagement and setting)

• Maximum Capacity is 77 people.

We start with an open reception from 17:30 to 18:15 offered by Hortonworks.

We already have 5 top speakers - 3 from the US / Hortonworks and 2 from Belgium.

Ofer Mendelevitch (
Ofer Mendelevitch is Director of data sciences at Hortonworks, where he is responsible for professional services involving data science with Hadoop. Prior to joining Hortonworks, Ofer served as Entrepreneur in Residence at XSeed Capital where he developed an investment strategy around big data. Before XSeed, Ofer served as VP of Engineering at Nor1, and before that he was Director of engineering at Yahoo! where he led multiple engineering and data science teams responsible for R&D of large scale computational advertising projects including CTR prediction (with Hadoop), a new front-end ad-serving system and sales tools.

Casey Stella (

Title: Using Natural Language Processing on Non-Textual Data with MLLib
Abstract: Word2Vec ( is an interesting unsupervised way to construct vector representations of words to act as features for downstream algorithms or as a basis for similarity searches. We look at using the Spark implementation of Word2Vec shipped in MLLib to help us organize and make sense of some non-textual data by treating discrete clinical events (I.e. Diagnoses, drugs prescribed, etc.) in a medical dataset as non-textual "words".

Kris Peeters (

Founder at Data Minded

Eric Charles (

Founder at Datalayer

Title: From Notebook to Data Storytelling (and beyond...)

Abstract: The Data Lake allows WEB innovative solutions such as the Datalayer Notebook to perform data analysis and communicate results with users. Let's see how we can make better to go to a real “Storytelling” approach.

Pierre BITTNER : @BittnerPierre (
HBase for trading rooms : an alternative approach to real-time Big Data


You can link to the agenda of the conference here (

About the Hadoop Summit Europe – April 15 & 16

Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community, is coming to Europe. This two-day event will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop.

What makes Hadoop Summit differentCommunity Focused – Sessions voted on by the public and selected by a committee of industry luminaries.Deep Dive Technical Content – Come hear it from the elephant’s mouth. You’ll get deep-dive technical content from committers across a wide range of advanced/basic topics and projectsBusiness and Technical Topics – Sessions will be rated on how technical vs business focused they are intended allowing you to pick the right content based on your background.Community Activities – Hadoop Summit will host community meet-ups, birds of a feather sessions and the first “unconference” within a conference.One of a Kind – The only Hadoop Community event in Europe.A Rockin Party – Of course, no conference would be complete without a party. Don’t miss the Hadoop Summit party held the first evening of Hadoop Summit.

Over 40 sessions (, covering Data Science and Hadoop, Hadoop Governance, Security & Operations, Hadoop Access Engines, Applications of Hadoop and the Data-Driven Business, and the Future of Apache Hadoop, are now available for review at . Congratulations to those chosen to present at the 2105 Summit Brussels!

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