Nithya Ruff, who is heads up the open source program at Comcast, will be keynoting at ApacheCon in Miami in two weeks. She’ll be speaking about how so many companies are transitioning to technology companies, regardless of their industry, and about the ubiquity of Apache software at Comcast.
I spoke with her last week about what she’ll be talking about, and related topics.
You can still register for ApacheCon at apachecon.com. See you in Miami!
Keynote: Lessons from the Trenches: How Apache Hadoop is Being Used & The Challenges Its Users Face – John Mertic
Apache Hadoop has earned the support of a large & diverse community, with significant interest from businesses, governments, academia & technology vendors – each varying in their goals & objectives for benefiting from the technology. While the distributed data platform’s ecosystem continues to grow, there remains some debate about its ease of adoption & how a wide-range of users can gain business value from it. This session from John Mertic, Director of Program Management for ODPi, will cover how solution providers, app vendors & end users are deploying Apache Hadoop, the daily challenges they face in their environments, how they’d like to use the technology moving forward & much more. Citing insights from ODPi members Capgemini, Linaro & GE, Mertic will break down what he’s learned to demystify the most common Apache Hadoop complexities & barriers to further enterprise adoption.
Keynote: Introduction to Tensorflow: Tips and Tricks for Neural Net Design – Gema Parreño
Tensorflow has been part of the core of google search engine and it is provided as an open source online tool since last novemeber . The keynote will introduce into the architecture of the library focused on machine vision and will dive into data modeling of global finalist 2016 NASA SPACE APPS CHALLENGE project.
Keynote: Stream Processing as a Foundational Paradigm and Apache Flink’s Approach to It – Stephan Ewen
Stream Processing is emerging as a popular paradigm for data processing architectures, because it handles the continuous nature of most data and computation and gets rid of artificial boundaries and delays.
The fact that stream processing is gaining rapid adoption is also due to more powerful and maturing technology (much of it open source at the ASF) that has solved many of the hard technical challenges.
We discuss Apache Flink’s approach to high performance stream processing with state, strong consistency, low latency, and sophisticated handling of time. With such building blocks, Apache Flink can handle classes of problems previously considered out of reach for stream processing. We also take a sneak preview at the next steps for Flink.
Keynote: Mindstorms: Children and the Art of Coding – Sebastien Blanc
Reality is something you create, it’s not something you find. Coding is an effective way to achieve this and the sooner it happens, the better children will master the art of coding and, moreover, master their life. As parents, we have an essential role to guide them in this journey.
In his keynote, Sébastien Blanc will share his insights and tips on how to start coding with your kids.
Apache Big Data is just a few weeks away. John Mertic will be keynoting about the challenges of deploying Apache Hadoop in the real world. I spoke with him about what he’ll be talking about, and about his day job at ODPi.