Presented By O’Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Data science at Slack

Josh Wills (Slack)
11:00am11:40am Thursday, March 8, 2018
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Data scientists, data engineers, and machine learning engineers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with data science

What you'll learn

  • Explore data science and machine learning projects at Slack


Josh Wills describes recent data science and machine learning projects at Slack.

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Josh Wills


Josh Wills is a software engineer on Slack’s search, learning, and intelligence team. Previously, Josh built data teams, products, and infrastructure at Google and Cloudera. He is the founder and vice president of the Apache Crunch project for creating optimized MapReduce pipelines in Java and lead developer of Cloudera ML, a set of open source libraries and command-line tools for building machine learning models on Hadoop. Josh is a coauthor of Advanced Analytics with Spark. He is also known for his pithy definition of a data scientist as “someone who is better at software engineering than any statistician and better at statistics than any software engineer.”