Past Meetup

Exploring StackOverflow with PySpark

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Every 4th Thursday of the month

Sullivan School of Technology and Design

3903 Atkinson Square Drive · Louisville, ky

How to find us

Meet us in the Energy Technology Building in the multi-purpose room on the south side of the building.

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This month Alex Hagerman will help us get started with Apache Spark by doing a simple analysis of stackoverflow data via PySpark. During our exploration we will talk about:

- What Apache Spark is

- The different components of Spark

- When you might want to use Spark

- When you might not want to use Spark

For this session we will be focusing on PySpark Dataframes, RDDs and Spark SQL.

Each meeting will generally consist of:

• Food & chit-chat

• A presentation and discussion on some Python related topic. This may sometimes include hands-on opportunities, so bring a laptop if possible.

• An opportunity for other "lightning talks" and general discussion of cool or interesting things happening in the Python world.