This is an interactive meetup for the users, enthusiasts, and explorers of Apache Spark in the greater Salt Lake area (www.spark-project.org). Spark is the powerful open source Data processing framework that extends and accelerates Hadoop; built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. This is a very dynamic meet up where we will exchange ideas, and bring top innovators from the global community to Salt Lake City. This meetup is meant for both the business and technical community interested in the "how" and the "why" of Spark's capabilities. We include introductions to the various Spark features and functions, case studies from current users, best practices for deployment, and speakers from the top technology leaders and vendors who are helping craft Spark's roadmap for the future. We're bringing Spark to Salt Lake, and Salt Lake to Spark worldwide!