Virtual Apache Spark™ + AI London Meetup

The Lakehouse and Careers in Spark

Monday, 1 March 2021 | 6–8 PM GMT

Join us for this special meetup of the Apache Spark™ + AI London group, with guest speaker Matei Zaharia, CTO and co-founder of Databricks.

Agenda for this virtual event:
6:00–7:00 PM — Lakehouse Technology as the Future of Data Warehousing
Speaker: Matei Zaharia

7:00–7:30 PM — Careers in Spark
Three guest speakers will share their career journeys and the paths they took to reach their current roles

7:30–7:45 PM — Careers in Spark: Panel Session
Facilitator: Matt Thomson, RSA Director, Databricks

7:45–8:00 PM — Open Q&A, Wrap-Up

Guest Speaker

Matei Zaharia
Matei Zaharia
CTO and Co-founder, Databricks

Matei Zaharia is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Chief Technologist at Databricks. He started the Apache Spark™ project during his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2009, and has worked broadly in datacenter systems, co-starting the Apache Mesos project and contributing as a committer on Apache Hadoop. Today, Matei tech-leads the MLflow development effort at Databricks in addition to other aspects of the platform. Matei’s research work was recognized through the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in computer science, an NSF CAREER Award, and the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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