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PyData Krakow #3

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The third PyData Krakow event is on the way!

Venue - The Stage, Łobzowska 3, Kraków

Doors open at 18:00, talks start at 18:30 pm. There may be plenty of people to discuss data science questions with!

Default language is English.

This time, we have limited places - up to 130 people. Please remember to unRSVP if you realize you can't make it - maybe someone would like to take your place.

Make sure you follow @pydatakrakow and fb.com/pydatakrakow for any updates and early announcements!

Agenda and list of speakers:

18:00 - 18:30 - Doors open

18:30 - 18:40 - Start of the event, greeting

18:40 - 19:20 - Mateusz Buśkiewicz - Technical Lead of the Data Products Team at Base CRM

Topic: Dive into PySpark

Apache Spark™ is a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing. Spark is written in Scala and runs on top of JVM, but Python is one of the officially supported languages. But how does it actually work? How can Python communicate with Java / Scala? In this talk, we’ll dive into the PySpark internals and try to understand how to write and test high-performance PySpark applications.

19:30 - 20:10 - Timo Rohner - Senior Mathematician at Craftinity

Topic: Computation, Turing completeness, and Python's Lambda operator.

In this talk, we are going to take an excursion through the weird world of Cellular Automata, specifically Conway's Game of Life, to work our way towards a sufficiently comprehensive and comprehensible definition of computation, look at Universal Turing Machines and try to understand the meaning of the lambda operator and its implementation in Python. To round it all off, a proof of Turing Completeness for Python's Lambda operator implementation is given. 20:20 - 21:00 - Moritz Bierling - Senior Strategist at Exosphere

Topic: A short history of computing and its next paradigm: agent-centric architectures

In the past decade we have seen the rise of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies more generally, and the technological innovation in database management that powers it all: the blockchain. At the same time, AI is experiencing a resurgence in interest thanks to novel machine learning techniques and rapidly increasing hardware capabilities. In this talk, Moritz will take us through a short history of computing, current hype around blockchain and AI into its historical context, and introduce the emergent paradigm of “agent-centric computing” bound to present programmers with novel problems to solve.

21:00 - End of the event, After Party

After the event, there will be an After Party at The Stage, venue where the meetup takes place - feel free to grab a beer, share some interesting ideas and play billiards.