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Make Data Work
5–7 May, 2015 • London, UK
Patrick Wendell

Patrick Wendell
Cofounder of Databricks, Databricks


Patrick Wendell is a cofounder of Databricks and committer and PMC member of Apache Spark. He is the release manager of Spark’s 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 releases. Before helping start Databricks, Patrick was a Ph.D student working in the U.C. Berkeley AMPLab, focusing on large scale data-intensive computing and advised by Ion Stoica.


11:45–12:25 Wednesday, 6/05/2015
Hadoop & Beyond
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Patrick Wendell (Databricks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 15 ratings)
Apache Spark is a popular engine for fast and efficient data processing. This talk will cover recent feature additions to Spark, such as the elastic scaling support, new algorithms in MLlib, and the Spark SQL datasources API. It will also outline the Spark roadmap for upcoming months. Since this talk is not until May, specific roadmap details will be determined close to the talk itself. Read more.
14:35–15:15 Thursday, 7/05/2015
Ask Us Anything
Location: Westminster Suite
Paco Nathan (, Patrick Wendell (Databricks)
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.