This is a meetup for Dublin-based users of Spark ( http://spark.apache.org ), the big data processing framework. The goal is to get a small group together, and to go deep into working examples. Many of the group will be new to Spark, but should be ready to go from beginner to expert in a short period. We will build up from some simple examples to some complex machine learning examples over the first 5 to 6 meetups. So be prepared to put the time in. We believe that Spark is the future of data processing so it's definitely a great way to invest in your future. The end goal is to build up a globally recognised pool of Spark expertise in Dublin.