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Apache Spark Hands-On Lab

February 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST

IBM is offering a free hands-on lab 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 lab will provide a detail overview of Apache Spark. The exercises will be performed on Jupyter notebooks with publicly available datasets. Participants will use IBM’s fully managed free Cloud platform available for educational purposes.

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.


You must bring your own laptop

Full Day Agenda:

8:30am – 9am Breakfast, Socialize

9:00am – 10:00am Kickoff, Apache Spark Overview

10:00am – 10:30am Lab 1, Hello Spark – Hands on exercise

10:45 am – 11:15pm Lab 2, Spark SQL – Hands on exercise

11:15 – 12:00 pm Overview of Data Science & Machine Learning w/ Apache Spark

12:00 pm – 1pm Lunch

1pm – 2pm Data Science Use Cases

2pm – 3pm Lab 3, Spark Machine Learning – Hands on exercise

3:00 – 3:30 pm Wrap up


February 15, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST




1 Alhambra Plz Columbus Ctr room 1408
Coral Gables, FL United States + Google Map

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