What we're about

Objective: Have fun while learning about Databricks and how it enables business value with advanced analytics.

Databricks is growing in popularity and is super flexible. Use cases include streaming, transformations at scale (thanks Spark), Machine Learning, batch processing and visualisations and heaps more. It's Spark as a Service and lets you focus on business value - not setting up and managing big data clusters.

Some talks we have planned:

• How to replace your data warehouse with Databricks in the modern data platform

• Databricks and Machine Learning - Making sense of the maze of options

• How to integrate ML Flow with Azure Machine Learning Studio or AWS Sagemaker

• Databricks and Snowflake - a match made in heaven?

• Tranformations at scale with Spark and Databricks

• Exploring data and data engineering with Databricks

Calling all data engineers, data scientists, data wranglers, python devs, Machine Learning enthusiasts, data analysts, BI devs, Spark devs, business analysts with an interest in data.

If you have something cool to chat about then let me know - it doesn't have to be a long talk or professional, just come and share your knowledge with like-minded nerds!

Upcoming events (1)

Lakehouse Community Night

Gilt Lounge

Hello Dolly 2.0!

Curious about Databricks' rapid pace of innovation, what's fuelling the growth of lakehouse, and getting an audience with the people behind the tech?

Join fellow data professionals at the upcoming Lakehouse Community Night for a firehose update delivered by Arsalan Tavakoli, Databricks Co-founder & SVP of Field Engineering, and Hatim Shafique, Databricks Chief Operating Officer - who will talk about all things data, analytics and AI — and how these are unified on the lakehouse.

Enjoy the tech, good company and networking drinks while learning about where Databricks is investing and focusing on from a technology platform perspective when it comes to:

  • Economics: Serverless SQL, Model Serving and Delta Live Tables for TCO
  • Governance: Unity Catalog, Marketplace and Data Sharing
  • Simplicity: Usability and Interoperability
  • Generative AI: The world's first open source, instruction-following LLM, fine-tuned on a human-generated instruction dataset

We will also hear from special guest, Steve Naude, LawVu's VP of Data + AI and leader in Generative AI & Modern Data Platforms. Steve will peel back beyond the hype of Generative AI, the pitfalls of bias, and his views on the wide-ranging applications of LLMs.

Places are strictly limited. Be sure to register to secure your entry. We look forward to your company!


  • 4:00 PM Registration and networking drinks
  • 4:30 PM Audience with Arsalan Tavakoli & Hatim Shafique
  • 5:15 PM Beyond the Hype of Generative AI, Steve Naude, VP of Data + AI, LawVu
  • 5:30 PM Q&A
  • 6:00 PM Close

Past Events

Lakehouse Community Night

Doltone House - Jones Bay Wharf

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