Spark After Dark

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Hi, everyone. Please join us on June 4th for an rare opportunity to meet Chris Fregly, a Databricks Solutions Engineer and Spark Contributor and author, and hear his interesting talk on Spark After Dark! We are grateful to Neustar for sponsoring this event!

For all those attending in-person, Chris has also kindly offered to raffle a FREE half hour 1-on-1 session with him for the lucky winner! Maybe you are a Data Scientist or developer just getting started w/ Spark and would like Chris' advice, or maybe you are trying to put Spark into production and need some help with your code, or maybe you are an executive trying to decide if Spark is right for your team.... This is a great way to get some expert advice from a Spark Contributor and author...and cool dude! (1-on-1 session to be scheduled via video conference or phone at a coordinated time between the winner and Chris.)


Spark After Dark: Generating high quality dating recommendations using Spark's advanced analytics and streaming capabilities.


We'll use the latest Spark libraries including Spark SQL, Data Frames, BlinkDB, Spark Streaming, MLlib (Machine Learning), and GraphX (Graph Processing). In addition, we'll cover Twitter's Algebird library for sketch algorithms, probabilistic data structures, and approximations.


Chris Fregly is a Data Solutions Engineer at Databricks focused on distributed systems, advanced analytics, high performance streaming data, machine learning, graph processing, and approximations.

He is an Apache Spark Contributor and author/reviewer of a few Spark books including Effective Spark and Advanced Analytics with Spark. Chris regularly shares knowledge at Spark/Big Data Meetups, Workshops, and Conferences across the country.

Previously, Chris was a Netflix Streaming Data Engineer and Open Source Committer. Other positions include Streaming Data Engineer at Playboy Enterprises and Distributed Systems Engineer at BEA Systems/WebLogic.


Is free and readily available.


REMINDER: Spark Summit on June 15th

Spark Summit 2015: Data Science and Engineering at Scale

Spark Summit is coming in 2 weeks (June 15 - 18) in San Francisco. It is a community event focused on data science and engineering at scale. This year, we have an exciting list of keynotes and sessions.

Please note that you need to purchase tickets to the event. RSVP here does not give you access. Use discount code “sparkdc15” to get 15% off registration.