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Introducing Apache Mahout

  • Jan 23, 2013 · 6:30 PM



Apache Mahout is an open source library that implements algorithms

spanning the "Three C's" (Collaborative Filtering, Clustering, and

Classification) of machine learning.  When combined with Apache

Hadoop, Mahout can distribute its computations across a cluster of

servers.  Its scalability and focus on real-world applications make

Mahout an increasingly popular choice for organizations seeking to

take advantage of large-scale machine learning.  In this talk, Tom

Wheeler will introduce Apache Mahout and its capabilities, with

particular focus on how to use its collaborative filtering support to

handle the types of product recommendations that Steven Borrelli

described in the group's initial meeting.



Tom Wheeler is a Senior Curriculum Developer at Cloudera, a company

that helps organizations derive value from their data through

products, consulting, training, certification, and support for Apache

Hadoop and related tools. Before joining Cloudera in 2011, he

developed engineering software for an aerospace company, helped to

design and implement a high-volume data processing system for a

healthcare company, and served as senior programmer/analyst for a

brokerage firm.


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  • Steven B.

    Tom, thanks for putting on such a great presentation. I also forgot to mention that awesome folks at Cloudera sponsored the food last evening.

    January 24, 2013

  • Surya B.

    Good people, good food, and good presentation. Thank you for an educational evening.

    January 24, 2013

  • Anupam B.

    Wonderful presentation - and loved meeting the group.

    January 24, 2013

  • Chuck V.

    Great presentation. Very well organized meetup.

    January 23, 2013

  • Gary S.

    Great presentation and great group at tonight's machine learning & data science meetup.

    January 23, 2013

  • Surya B.

    What is the parking situation here ?

    January 21, 2013

    • Leslie M.

      Parking is on the Duncan side of the building and is free. There are spots for visitors in the front row, but security also knows there is a meeting so you should not have a problem.

      January 21, 2013

    • Surya B.

      cool. thank you .

      January 21, 2013

  • Leslie M.

    It's nice to see so many people interested in this group. If you are planning on attending but have not confirmed, please do so as I may need to reserve a bigger room for our growing group.

    January 17, 2013

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