An Intro and Overview of Spark 2.x

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We are pleased to have John O'Dwyer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnodwyer/), Solutions Architect at Databricks, joining us for our November Meetup.

John's presentation will focus on Spark, today's de-facto unified engine for big data processing.

The agenda for the evening will be as follows:

• Overview of Spark: Fundamentals, Architecture and Unified APIs

• Introduction to DataFrames, Datasets and SparkSQL

• Spark Demo

Note: to follow along with the demo, you will need a laptop with Chrome or Firefox browser installed with at least 8 GB of RAM

Important Links:

https://databricks.com/try-databricks

https://tinyurl.com/1-python-hello-world

https://tinyurl.com/2-python-dataframes

https://tinyurl.com/3-python-data-science

Note! Please also RSVP on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pydata-presents-an-intro-and-overview-of-spark-2x-tickets-32235040875) to expedite your check-in upon arrival at Galvanize. Thanks!

We hope that you will be able to join us!