Today, we have 625 and 430K spark meetups and members respectively around the globe. How can we work, share, collaborate, and promote speakers and sessions?This BoF is for anyone who’s Spark Meetup Orangizer, attendee, speaker, or anyone interested to share ideas for better sharing and collaborating on tech-talks and content.
Jules S. Damji is an Apache Spark Community Evangelist and Developer Advocate at Databricks. He is a hands-on developer with over 15 years of experience and has worked at leading companies building large-scale distributed systems. He holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Computer Science and MA in Political Advocacy and Communication from Oregon State University, Cal State, and Johns Hopkins University respectively.
Jacek Laskowski, an independent consultant, software engineer and trainer focusing exclusively on Apache Spark and Apache Kafka (with Scala and sbt, and as much as necessary with Apache Mesos, Hadoop YARN, and DC/OS). He is best known by the gitbooks at https://jaceklaskowski.gitbooks.io about Apache Spark, Spark Structured Streaming, and Apache Kafka. Find me at https://twitter.com/jaceklaskowski.