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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Patrick Wendell

Patrick Wendell
Cofounder of Databricks, Databricks


Patrick Wendell is a cofounder of Databricks as well as a founding committer and PMC member of Apache Spark. Patrick has acted as release manager for several Spark releases in addition to maintaining several subsystems of Spark’s core engine. At Databricks, Patrick directs the company’s maintenance and development of Spark.

Patrick holds an MS in computer science from UC Berkeley, where his research focused on low-latency scheduling for large-scale analytics workloads, and a BSE in computer science from Princeton University.


11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Spark & Beyond
Location: 1 E20 / 1 E21 Level: Intermediate
Patrick Wendell (Databricks)
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(3.86, 22 ratings)
In the last year Spark has seen substantial growth in adoption as well as the pace and scope of development. This talk will look forward and discuss both technical initiatives and the evolution of the Spark community. Read more.
1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Ask Me Anything
Location: 3D 05/08 Level: Intermediate
Patrick Wendell (Databricks), Reynold Xin (Databricks)
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(3.00, 1 rating)
Join the Spark team for an informal question and answer session. Spark committers 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.