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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Dean Wampler

Dean Wampler
Vice President, Fast Data Engineering, Lightbend

Website | @deanwampler

Dean Wampler is a Big Data Specialist for Typesafe. He builds scalable, distributed, “Big Data” applications using the Typesafe Reactive Platform, Spark, Hadoop, and other tools. He is the author of Programming Scala, Second Edition, the co-author of Programming Hive, and the author of Functional Programming for Java Developers, all from O’Reilly. Dean is a contributor to several open-source projects and he is the organizer of several Big Data and Scala user groups in Chicago. Dean can be found on twitter @deanwampler.

Sessions

4:00pm–4:40pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Office Hour
Location: Table C
Dean Wampler (Lightbend)
Meet with Dean to discuss all things Spark, including its effective use. He’ll also talk about Scala for Spark, Spark streaming and SQL, and the Hadoop alternative, Spark on Mesos. Read more.
10:40am–11:20am Friday, 02/20/2015
Spark in Action
Location: 230 C
Dean Wampler (Lightbend)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Spark is an open-source computation platform for Big Data. All the major Hadoop vendors have embraced Spark as a replacement for MapReduce, because Spark offers much better performance, a more powerful and productive API, and support for event processing. Spark's secrets for success are the Scala programming language and Functional Programming. We'll explore why. Read more.