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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Holden Karau

Holden Karau
Software Engineer, Independent


Holden Karau is a transgender Canadian software engineer working in the bay area. Previously, she worked at IBM, Alpine, Databricks, Google (twice), Foursquare, and Amazon. Holden is the coauthor of Learning Spark, High Performance Spark, and another Spark book that’s a bit more out of date. She’s a committer on the Apache Spark, SystemML, and Mahout projects. When not in San Francisco, Holden speaks internationally about different big data technologies (mostly Spark). She was tricked into the world of big data while trying to improve search and recommendation systems and has long since forgotten her original goal. Outside of work, she enjoys playing with fire, riding scooters, and dancing.


1:50pm2:30pm Thursday, March 8, 2018
Holden Karau (Independent), Rachel B Warren (Salesforce Einstein)
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Holden Karau and Rachel Warren explore the state of the current big data ecosystem and explain how to best work with it in non-JVM languages. While much of the focus will be on Python + Spark, the talk will also include interesting anecdotes about how these lessons apply to other systems (including Kafka). Read more.