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International Business Intelligence and analytics conference in the lovely city of Budapest, Hungary
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Wednesday, October 14 • 11:45 - 12:30
Heroes, Warcraft and Spark

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In this talk I will explain how I've used Apache Spark to become better at playing video games. I've downloaded the results of 500,000 heroes of the storm matches and 40Gb of world of warcraft auction house data and during this talk I'll explain why spark might be a preferable tool to tackle the technical problems that you encounter with these datasets (cpu/memory bounds). I'll explain how you can get started with apache spark locally and in the cloud using just a few commands from the command line and I'll give a small demo of what SparkR, PySpark and Scala-Spark look like. The goal of the talk is to supply the audience with interesting conclusions from fun datasets as well as the means to quickly get started with Spark themselves. 

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Vincent Warmerdam

Data Scientist, GoDataDriven
Vincent is a data scientist and developer at GoDataDriven. Prior to that he worked as an independent data scientists while teaching statistics and calculus. The world will be a better place if people use data effectively which is why he gives free lectures/sessions to people who want to get started with open source data analysis in Amsterdam. He is fluent in python, R and javascript and even dabbles with scala, julia and C# from time to... Read More →

Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:45 - 12:30
Mátyás I-II.