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Thursday, June 8 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Spark, Watson, and Einstein

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We have 5 talks for this amazing SF Spark meetup, showcasing the vibrant ecosystem around Apache Spark.

3 main talks, 20 minute each: 

PySpark Beyond Shuffling -- Why it isn't Magic -- but also where there is some really cool magic 
Holden Karau -- Apache Spark Committer, Spark Technology Center, IBM

Apache SystemML: State of the Project and Future Plans 
Frederick Reiss -- Chief Architect, Spark Technology Center, IBM

Kenneth Chen -- Cofounder of PredictionIO and Senior PM on Einstein, Salesforce

2 Lightning talks, about 10min each:

Hyperparameter Optimization -- when scikit-learn meets PySpark
Sven Hafeneger -- Software Engineer, IBM 

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Kenneth Chan

Senior Product Manager, Salesforce
Kenneth Chan is co-founder of PredictionIO (acquired by Salesforce and now Apache incubating project), and also contributed to various machine learning prediction engine templates in the community. He has over 10 years of engineering experience in multiple startups and building products... Read More →

Sven Hafeneger

Software Engineer, IBM
Software Developer | Data Scientist - Data Science Experience at IBM
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Holden Karau

Developer Advocate, Google
Holden Karau is a transgender Canadian open source developer advocate at Google focusing on Apache Spark, Beam, and related big data tools. Previously, she worked at IBM, Alpine, Databricks, Google (yes, this is her second time), Foursquare, and Amazon. Holden is the coauthor of Learning... Read More →
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Fred Reiss

Chief Architect, IBM Spark Technology Center

Thursday June 8, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
IBM West 505 Howard St, San Francisco