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Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Holden Karau

Holden Karau
Software Engineer, Independent

@holdenkarau

Holden Karau is a software development engineer at Databricks and is active in open source. She the author of a book on Spark and has assisted with Spark workshops. Prior to Databricks she worked on a variety of search and classification problems at Google, Foursquare, and Amazon. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Mathematics in Computer Science.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Hadoop & Beyond
Location: LL21 E/F
Paco Nathan (derwen.ai), Holden Karau (Independent), Krishna Sankar (U.S.Bank), Reza Zadeh (Matroid | Stanford), Denny Guang-yeu Lee (Microsoft), Chris Fregly (PipelineAI)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 17 ratings)
A full-day, hands-on tutorial introducing Apache Spark and libraries for building workflows: Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, MLlib, GraphX, etc. Read more.
2:20pm–3:00pm Friday, 02/20/2015
Ask Us Anything
Location: 211 B
Paco Nathan (derwen.ai), Matei Zaharia (Databricks), michael dddd (Databricks), Reynold Xin (Databricks), Holden Karau (Independent), Reza Zadeh (Matroid | Stanford), Sameer Farooqui (Databricks), Denny Guang-yeu Lee (Microsoft), Chris Fregly (PipelineAI)
Join the Spark team for an informal question and answer session. Several of the Spark committers, trainers, etc., from Databricks will be on hand to field a wide range of detailed questions. Even if you don't have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking. Read more.
4:00pm–4:40pm Friday, 02/20/2015
Spark in Action
Location: 230 C
Vida Ha (Databricks), Holden Karau (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Writing efficient Spark programs requires a deeper understanding of Spark internals. In this talk, we present practical tips for writing better Spark programs for the beginner or intermediate Spark programmer. Read more.