Data Science on the JVM with Apache Zeppelin

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Notebooks are interactive environments which combine code, markdown, mathematics, plots and interactive forms. This talk will demonstrate building a dataset for machine learning image classification using Apache Zeppelin with Scala. It will highlight the unique development workflow benefits of notebooks for data exploration and interacting with AWS cloud services.

Speaker: Gary Sieling (

Gary Sieling is a Senior Software Engineer at Element 84, with interests in data warehousing, machine learning, and devops. He is a co-organizer and regular speaker for the Philly Area Scala enthusiasts and Philly ETE. He has worked in multiple industries: legal document search, life sciences document management, and satellite data processing.

Venue: Accolade (

Accolade is an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems. Our team of compassionate, exceptional professionals is supported by breakthrough science and technologies to guide people through the healthcare system in a deeply personalized manner. By taking the time to get to know each person, understand the context of their healthcare decisions, build trust and influence decisions, we deliver industry-leading engagement levels, satisfaction scores unseen in healthcare, better health outcomes, and cost savings of more than 10 percent.

Sponsor: Element 84 (

Element 84 is a software development firm that designs and builds ambitious software products engineered for high scalability. Our main office is located in Alexandria, VA but we support a large remote workforce from Michigan to Texas and Pennsylvania to Colorado. We're taking on some of the biggest challenges in software: petabyte search, consumer streaming, and Earth science repositories, just to name a few.