2014-11-05 Spark Gotchas and Anti-Patterns & Julia Language

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MDT

NOTE: For folks unable to attend in person register and we will email you a livestream link 2 hours prior to event.

Location: Level 3 Events Center - Entrance on the North Side - - 1025 Eldorado Blvd, Broomfield, CO. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/pKpjD


6:00 - 6:20 Schmooze - Food shall be served in Lobby

6:20 - 6:30 Announcements

6:30 - 7:45 Spark Gotchas and Anti-Patterns by Michael Malak

7:45 - 8:30 Julia Language by Galen O’Neil

8:30 - 9:00 Networking




Spark Gotchas and Anti-Patterns - Abstract

You've heard the hype -- now learn some of things to be wary of from one who has developed in Spark at two Fortune 200 companies. Various tips for various Spark components: GraphX, Spark Streaming, MLLib, SparkSQL.

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Michael Malak - Bio

Michael Malak is a senior engineer at Oracle and Vice President of the Data Science Association. He has been invited to write a book on Spark GraphX and has done analytics and visualization for three Fortune 200 companies (and Spark for two of those) and for numerous small scientific companies. Michael earned a M.S. Math and B.S. Math & Computer Science from George Mason University.




Julia Language - Abstract

Julia is a new programming language that intends to provide the high level dynamic programming style of Python or R and the raw speed of C or FORTRAN. Julia is focused on scientific computing, but is also turning into a great general purpose language. I’ll talk about how Julia intends to be both dynamic and fast, the current status and future plans for Julia, show you some examples of how programming in Julia looks, and tell you where to look for more information.

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Galen O’Neil - Bio

Galen O’Neil is a physicist in the quantum sensors program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO. He primarily works on ultra low noise x-ray detectors, superconducting electronics, and and supporting technologies such as control software and data analysis software. When he isn’t working or skiing, he has found time to contribute a few minor patches to Julia and the Julia HDF5 package.




Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm