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Founders meeting

Hi.  This meeting is a Founders discussion for those interested in helping establish this meetup and cultivating the excitement around Spark in our local community.  We're looking for leaders willing to help with event planning, soliciting sponsors & speakers, and/or supporting coordination activities.  You don't have to do it all, just be passionate about helping and contributing your talents.

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  • Donna F.

    Hi, Spark DC enthusiasts! Thanks to those who made it to the founders discussion despite the severe thunder storms and bad traffic! If you couldn't make it and are still interested in supporting the leadership activities, please send me a separate note with your email and I'll forward you the sign-up materials for the various areas of responsibilities.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next event on June 12th! Thanks,
    [masked] (feel free to email me here)

    May 19, 2014

  • Donna F.

    Happy Friday everyone! I'm excited to meet you all in-person next Thur, 5/15. I wanted to also share some good news that we've secured two exciting speakers for our next event: Ryan Fishel with Cloudera and Jeremy Freeman, a neuroscientist with Janelia Farm Research Campus. We hope to hold that event the 1st or 2nd week in June and are just working to secure the location. I'll post the event to all our members once we finalize details. If you have any ideas on free (or affordable) meeting locations that can hold 150 - 200 people, please let me know! We've already contacted local libraries and hotels but I wanted to see if anyone in the group had a space we could consider... We'll talk more this coming Thursday about other future plans and how you get involved!

    See you soon! -d

    May 9, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • GigaSpaces

    Food & beverage, talks, and web scale applications using Spark

  • WeWork

    A beautiful place to connect and collaborate

  • Intel

    Speakers, F&B, support for the DC Spark community

  • South Big Data Hub

    speakers and food & beverage

  • MetiStream

    coordination, speakers, F&B, expertise as a Certified Spark SI & Trainer

  • CSRA

    facilities, F&B, talks

  • SnappyData

    F&B, speakers, and Spark enthusiasts

  • Cloudera

    Speakers, F&B, and a passion for Spark!

  • LMI

    F&B, facilities, Big Data & Spark champion

  • O'Reilly Media

    Catering, conference discounts, books, & Strata Conf. ticket.

  • Walmart Technology

    facilities, talks, community support

  • Talend

    F&B, speakers, Spark and Spark Streaming capabilities

  • Savi

    talks, F&B, IoT + Spark expertise

  • Databricks

    Speakers, F&B, insight from the creators of Apache Spark!

  • DataStax

    speakers, F&B, insight on Cassandra + Spark


    Speakers, food & beverage, lovely Sparkling Water!

  • CodeNeuro

    Speakers and Spark support

  • Comcast

    facilities, speakers, F&B, cool Spark solutions from Comcast Labs DC!

  • Splice Machine

    F&B, speakers, the First RDBMS Powered by Hadoop and Spark

  • Zoomdata

    F&B, speakers, and Certified on Spark software provider

  • IBM

    Speakers, facilities, F&B, and lots of support for Spark

  • Endgame

    Speakers, F&B, facilities, cool work with Spark!

  • Neustar

    facilities, F&B, support for Spark community!

  • Orchestro

    Facilities, F&B, speakers, Spark insight

  • Tableau

    F&B, speakers, and Spark + Tableau expertise

  • Platfora

    Speakers, F&B, and Platfora built on Spark

  • Raytheon

    facilities, F&B, AV, and excited for Spark

  • Tetra Concepts

    F&B, collaboration, and a great love for Spark!

  • Salient Federal Solutions

    facilities, F&B, Spark enthusiasts

  • Apex Systems

    prizes, facilities, and a Spark of enthusiasm!

  • Renewable Energy Corporation

    general sponsorship + prizes

  • AddThis

    facilities + Spark ethusiasts + support

  • IOT DC

    speakers, joint sponsorship of events, insight to IOT

  • O'Reilly

    free books and eBooks, discounts, trinkets, and other support

  • Pivotal

    Speakers, F&B, and full Apache Spark stack on Pivotal HD

  • Hortonworks

    Speakers, F&B, and Spark Ready on YARN

  • MapR

    Speakers, Spark, and F&B

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