Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


Holden Karau

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Holden Karau is co-author of multiple books on Apache Spark, including "High Performance Spark" and "Learning Spark", as well as a frequent contributor to Spark for the past 3 years.

Holden Karau is transgender Canadian, and an active open source contributor. When not in San Francisco working as a software development engineer at IBM's Spark Technology Center, Holden talks internationally on Spark and holds office hours at coffee shops at home and abroad. Holden is a co-author of numerous books on Spark including High Performance Spark (which she believes is the gift of the season for those with expense accounts) & Learning Spark. She makes frequent contributions to Spark, specializing in PySpark and Machine Learning. Prior to IBM she worked on a variety of distributed, search, and classification problems at Alpine, Databricks, Google, Foursquare, and Amazon. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science. Outside of software she enjoys playing with fire, welding, scooters, poutine, and dancing.



Title Day Room Track Start End
Extending Spark Machine Learning Pipelines
Going beyond wordcount with Spark ML
Saturday H.2213 HPC, Big Data and Data Science 14:25 14:35