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Join us in the Apache Spark Maker Event

By Armand Ruiz posted Fri May 13, 2016 06:04 PM

You're Invited - Apache Spark Maker Community Event

On June 6, 2016, leading minds in data and analytics from Tesla, Netflix, Silicon Valley Data Science, and IBM will come together to demonstrate how open data and analytics technologies such as R, Spark, Python and more are forming a vibrant ecosystem.   The community has a shared goal of working with all data to build unexpected insights and launch new business applications.

The Apache Spark Maker Community Event will bring together data scientists, data engineers, data developers, and data designers on June 6, 2016 @ 5:30pm at Galvanize, San Francisco.

Here’s the plan:  

  • The Big Reveal – New sample Apache Spark apps and tools

  • Use Cases – Monsanto will share how they are using R and Spark to optimize their supply chain

  • Learning Session - Hear from experts working on Spark projects and building the Spark ecosystem of open data and analytics technologies

  • Networking Opportunity – Food, drinks and data, explore a Hall of Innovation showcasing Spark demos 

Join us. Sign up here: http://ibm.biz/SparkBizApps

Registration begins at 5:30 PM and the discussion starts at 6:30 PM; food and drinks will be served. You must register for this event.  To get your ticket, and attend in person, click HERE

Can't attend in person? We'll be live streaming this event on a computer screen near you! Register for the live stream and we'll send you a calendar update and login link, click HERE 



5:30 – 6:30 PM:  Registration and Reception

6:30 – 7:10 PM:  Keynote and Special Announcements — "The Business Value of Spark"

  • Ritika Gunnar, Vice President of Offering Management, IBM Analytics

  • Dr. Seth Dobrin, Director of Digital Strategies, Monsanto

  • Dr. Eitel J.M. Lauría, Professor and Graduate Director at the School of CS & Math, Lead Data Scientist of the Learning Analytics, Marist College

7:10 – 7:50 PM:  Does Spark Support Data Science? Yes! and Much More

  • Master of Ceremonies: Ritika Gunnar, Vice President of Offering Management, IBM Analytics

  • John Akred, Chief Technology Office, Silicon Valley Data Science

  • Todd Holloway, Director of Content Science and Algorithms, Netflix

  • Matthew Conley, Data Scientist, Tesla Motors

7:50 – 8:00 PM:  Apache Spark Maker Honorees

8:00 – 9:30 PM:  Reception continues, with Maker Demonstrations and Hall of Innovation

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