• What we'll do
Welcome to the first Sydney Spark Meetup in 2018!
We are very glad to have an visiting Apache Spark committer Holden Karau to give a talk on streaming machine learning. Title: Streaming ML w/Spark (and why it's a bit painful today & #workingonit)
Apache Spark is one of the most popular distributed systems, and it has built in libraries for both machine learning and streaming. This talk will cover Spark's two streaming libraries, look at the future, and how to make streaming ML work today (for both serving and prediction). If you aren't familiar with Spark, that's ok! We'll spend the first ~5 minutes covering just enough to get through the rest of the talk, and for those of you already familiar you can spend those ~5 minutes downloading the sample code :)
Holden is a transgender Canadian open source developer advocate @ Google with a focus on Apache Spark, BEAM, and related "big data" tools. She is the co-author of Learning Spark, High Performance Spark, and another Spark book that's a bit more out of date. She is a committer on the Apache Spark, SystemML, and Mahout projects. She was tricked into the world of big data while trying to improve search and recommendation systems and has long since forgotten her original goal.
• What to bring
• Important to know
A couple of us will be at the doors of 60 Margaret St to let people in until 6.10pm.