SPARK Day - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Don't miss out on the Apache SPARK Day*

 Tuesday, September 13, 2016


IBM is offering a free proof of technology for clients and practitioners on Apache Spark. This is a full day of education on Spark with hands on exercises instructed in person by Spark experts. The course will provide a detail overview of Apache Spark with real world hands on examples of data wrangling and machine learning. The exercises will be done in Jupyter notebooks with publicly available datasets. Participants will use IBM’s fully managed free Cloud platform available for educational purposes.

Hands on Introduction to Apache Spark for Data Engineers, Data Scientist and Developers

Who should go
Anyone interested in learning more about Apache Spark.

A working knowledge of Coding (Preferred Python and/or Scala), understand distributed computing, Spark and SQL.

What to expect
Expect to spend a full day of lecture and hands on exercises attacking real-world data challenges using Apache Spark. In 8 hours you will learn the basic essentials of Apache Spark and why it's important to your organization. This workshop will focus on data wrangling and machine learning.

Full Day Agenda:

 8:30am - 9:00am  Registration, Welcome, Socialize
 9:00am - 10:00am  Kick-off, Apache Spark Overview
 10:00am - 11:00am  Lab 1, Hello Spark - Hands on Exercise
 11:00am - 12:00pm  Apache Spark SQL Overview
 12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch
 1:00pm - 2:00pm        Lab 2, Spark SQL - Hands on Exercises   
 2:00pm - 3:00pm  Overview of Data Science & Machine Learning with Apache Spark
 3:00pm - 4:00pm  Lab 3, Machine Learning with Spark - Hands on Exercises
 4:00pm - 4:30pm  Wrap Up - Feedback from Attendees
*All SPARK session attendees will need to bring their own laptops and have a bluemix account already set up.  To setup a bluemix account click here.