Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Office Hours conference sessions

Office Hours gives you a chance to meet face-to-face in a small group setting with expert Strata + Hadoop World presenters. Discuss the speaker’s area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions.

Sign-up now by adding it to your personal schedule. Seating is limited.

Office Hours will take place in the Sponsor Pavilion.

    Wednesday, December 2

    2:20pm–3:00pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
    Location: Table A (Office Hours)
    Andreas Mueller (NYU, scikit-learn)

    If machine learning is on your mind, stop by and meet Andreas. He’ll answer all your questions about:

    • Machine Learning
    • Open Source tools for machine learning and data analysis
    • Scalability of machine learning systems
    2:20pm–3:00pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
    Location: Table B (Office Hours)
    Bin Fan (Alluxio)

    Bin is a software engineer at Tachyon Nexus and one of the top committers to the Tachyon project, so bring him all your Tachyon-related questions, including:

    • What’s in Tachyon’s latest version
    • How tachyon is designed to interact with other big data computation and/or storage systems
    • Use case analysis for Tachyon
    3:10pm–3:50pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
    Location: Table A (Office Hours)
    Edd Wilder-James (Google), John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)

    Edd Dumbill and John Akred help large enterprises use data effectively for business. While they’re happy to talk about anything, particular topics of interest include:

    • Planning for using data in your business
    • The state of big data technology
    • Treating and running data science teams
    3:10pm–3:50pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
    Location: Table B (Office Hours)
    Gwen Shapira (Confluent)
    Average rating: ****.
    (4.00, 1 rating)

    Got Kafka questions? Gwen’s got answers. She’s an Apache Kafka committer with experience designing fast and reliable Kafka architectures for large-scale use-cases. Drop by with questions about Apache Kafka:

    • Architecture
    • Operations
    • Security
    • New Kafka features
    4:00pm–4:40pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
    Location: Table A (Office Hours)
    Todd Lipcon (Cloudera)

    Todd is the project founder and lead engineer on Kudu, the new open source storage engine introduced by Cloudera at Strata NYC in October. Ask him anything you’d like to know about Kudu, including:

    • Performance characteristics relative to other storage options
    • Underlying architecture and design
    • Integrations and use cases for Kudu in an application architecture.
    4:00pm–4:40pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
    Location: Table B (Office Hours)
    Regunath Balasubramanian (Flipkart Internet)

    Interested in large-scale distributed systems? So is Regunath. He’ll answer questions about:

    • Aesop
    • How to use a combination of relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) data stores
    • How to optimize for specific workload patterns and data durability

    Thursday, December 3

    2:20pm–3:00pm Thursday, 12/03/2015
    Location: Table A (Office Hours)
    Wes McKinney (Two Sigma Investments)

    If you’re working with Python, visit Wes during Office Hours. He’s a software engineer at Cloudera and lead developer of Ibis. He is the creator of Python’s pandas library and the author of Python for Data Analysis and he’ll happily answer questions about:

    • Python data science libraries
    • Ibis and pandas
    • Impala, Kudu, and other big data systems
    2:20pm–3:00pm Thursday, 12/03/2015
    Location: Table B (Office Hours)
    Melanie Warrick (Google)

    If you want a better understanding of neural nets and GPUs, stop by and talk to Melanie and Adam. They’re happy to answer your questions on:

    • Running Neural Nets on GPUs
    • Techniques to diagnose and troubleshoot GPUs
    • Dl4j
    3:10pm–3:50pm Thursday, 12/03/2015
    Location: Table A (Office Hours)
    Sandy Ryza (Clover Health)

    Sandy is a data scientist at Cloudera focusing on Apache Spark, co-author of Advanced Analytics with Spark, and a frequent Spark contributor. So if you have Spark questions, he’s the man to ask. He’ll also talk about:

    • MLlib
    • Churn prediction
    • Fraud detection
    • Financial risk
    • YARN
    3:10pm–3:50pm Thursday, 12/03/2015
    Location: Table B (Office Hours)
    Markus Kirchberg (Deep Labs Pte. Ltd.), scott edington (OA Labs)

    The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to be one of the most disruptive and enabling shifts Industry has seen in several decades. Huge opportunities, and challenges, exist across an incredibly broad range of applications, including smart cities, healthcare, retail, finance, home automation, agriculture, industrial control, logistics, and many more.

    Does your business face challenges in deriving insights from large and diverse data sources at massive scale and in real-time? Are you interested in creating capabilities to offer hyper-personalised services that create truly unique compelling consumer experiences? Do you have a need to leverage IOT for agile risk mitigation? Meet Markus and Scott to talk about:

    • Next-generation platforms for IoT-driven contextual awareness
    • IoT data capture, integration and sense-making
    • Data intensive decision making
    • Applying bleeding edge technologies to create value in the marketplace