[ESIP-all] Are you in the Denver, Colorado USA area and interested in Apache Spark? Attend this no-cost educational event at Galvanize Denver on April 26, 2016 from 6 to 9PM!

George Percivall gpercivall at opengeospatial.org
Fri Apr 22 08:37:16 EDT 2016

Wish I could join the event in Denver.  Will there be remote participation?

And if you are in Vancouver, May 10-11, come to the Apache Big Data - Geospatial Track
https://apachebigdata2016.sched.org/overview/type/Geospatial <https://apachebigdata2016.sched.org/overview/type/Geospatial>

The first day is almost all "Spark for geospatial analytics" projects.


> On Apr 21, 2016, at 5:19 PM, Timothy P Fries via ESIP-all <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org> wrote:
> Hi, I just attended a USGS web conference today and was made aware of the ESIP organization. 
> I assume from the wiki that there are many Earth scientists in the organization that would like to learn about the latest open source analytics technologies.
> Perhaps some of the ESIP members in the Denver, Colorado area might be interested in this Apache Spark education? Please post this message to all list members, thanks!
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> Hello, ESIP members, I'm writing to bring a no-cost education event to your attention. This session is focused on open source Apache Spark, which IBM describes as "the operating system for analytics."
> If you are looking for a faster and better way to analyze big data, this 3 hour meetup to network with colleagues and understand this game-changing technology on this next Tuesday, April 26th at Galvanize Denver is for you.
> Spark is a cross-over next generation analytics technology that can be applied successfully to multiple types of scientific and non-scientific processing while improving throughput and lowering costs versus technologies like MapReduce. 
> Spark has come a long way since this article (https://www.constellationr.com/content/spark-fire-why-all-hype <https://www.constellationr.com/content/spark-fire-why-all-hype>) on the strengths of Spark was written almost a year ago - this is your chance to experience and discuss the latest Spark technologies. 
> To illustrate Spark in a scientific example, the authors of this paper (http://www.istc-cc.cmu.edu/publications/papers/2015/adam.pdf <http://www.istc-cc.cmu.edu/publications/papers/2015/adam.pdf>) describe ADAM, an example genomics pipeline that leverages the open-source Apache Spark and Parquet systems to achieve a 28x speed-up over current genomics pipelines, while reducing cost by 63%.  They go on to distill a set of techniques for implementing scientific analyses efficiently using commodity "big data" systems.  To demonstrate the generality of their architecture, they implemented a scalable astronomy image processing system which achieves a 2.8 - 8.9x improvement over the state-of-the-art Message Passing Interface-based system.
> To RSVP:  Please register for this no cost meetup by sending an email to ascdc at us.ibm.comwith a Subject Line of: "Please confirm me for the April 26th Galvanize Denver Spark Meetup Registration, <your name>, <your affiliation>, <your title>" for confirmation.
> More information about the meetup and how to register for the event are below, hope to see you there!
> Title: "What is all the Hype about w/ Apache Spark"
> Date:  April 26th,  6:00 - 9:00pm
> Location:   Galvanize Denver - 1644 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202 
> Description: Come learn more about open source Apache Spark. Topics covered include Data Wrangling, Spark SQL, Data Visualization, Jupyter Notebooks and Machine Learning all with Apache Spark. See a live demo in Jupyter notebook of analyzing the effect of weather on professional sports. 
> IBM's Spark Evangelist Carlo Appugliese (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carloappugliese <https://www.linkedin.com/in/carloappugliese>) and members of his team have presented these topics and others to large Federal audiences in DC recently to rave reviews.
> Sponsored by: IBM 
> Pizza and Refreshments provided by IBM
> Regards,
> Tim Fries
> Software Client Architect - SWG US Federal CTO, US Citizen Support Program
> The Open Group and IBM Certified IT Architect
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