Come to our last meetup before summer and meet guys from H2O. Jo-fai Chow and Kuba Hava from H2O are going to introduce you to Deep Water and Sparkling Water 2.0.
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Jo-fai Chow: Deep Water - Making Deep Learning Accessible to Everyone
Deep Water is H2O's integration with multiple open source deep learning libraries such as TensorFlow, MXNet and Caffe. On top of the performance gains from GPU backends, Deep Water naturally inherits all H2O properties in scalability. ease of use and deployment. In this talk, Joe will go through the motivation and benefits of Deep Water. After that, he will demonstrate how to build and deploy deep learning models with or without programming experience using H2O's R/Python/Flow (Web) interfaces.
Jo-fai (or Joe) is a Data Scientist at H2O.ai. Before joining H2O, he was in the business intelligence team at Virgin Media in UK where he developed data products to enable quick and smart business decisions. He also worked remotely for Domino Data Lab in the US as a data science evangelist promoting products via blogging and giving talks at meetups. Joe has a background in water engineering. Before his data science journey, he was an EngD research engineer at STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre working on machine learning techniques for drainage design optimization. Prior to that, he was an asset management consultant specialized in data mining and constrained optimization for the utilities sector in the UK and abroad. He also holds an MSc in Environmental Management and a BEng in Civil Engineering. LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jofaichow/
Jakub Hava: Sparkling Water 2.0
Sparkling Water integrates the H2O open source distributed machine learning platform with the capabilities of Apache Spark. It allows users to leverage H2O’s machine learning algorithms with Apache Spark applications via Scala, Python, R or H2O’s Flow GUI which makes Sparkling Water a great enterprise solution. Sparkling Water 2.0 was built to coincide with the release of Apache Spark 2.0 and introduces several new features. These include the ability to use H2O frames as Apache Spark’s SQL datasource, transparent integration into Apache Spark machine learning pipelines, the power to use Apache Spark algorithms via the Flow GUI and easier deployment of Sparkling Water in a Python environment. In this talk we will introduce the basic architecture of Sparkling Water and provide an overview of the new features available in Sparkling Water 2.0. The talk will also include a live demo showing how to integrate H2O algorithms into Apache Spark pipelines – no terminal needed!
Jakub (or “Kuba”) finished his bachelors degree in computer science at Charles University in Prague, and is currently finishing his master’s in software engineering as well. As a bachelors thesis, Kuba wrote a small platform for distributed computing of tasks of any type. On his current masters studies he’s developing a cluster monitoring tool for JVM based languages which should make debugging and reasoning about performance of distributed systems easier using a concept called distributed stack traces. At H2O, Kuba is a core engineer on Sparkling Water project.
17:45 - 18:00 Networking in Paralelni Polis
18:00 - (19:45) Talk + discussion
20:00 - ... Networking in a pub
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