Getting started with Spark

Track: Cloud

Data analytics and machine learning have become mainstream in recent years. With the amount of data available, distributed computing has become a necessity. Apache Spark is one of the forerunners in the distributed computing domain. In this session, you’ll learn about the background and basic concepts of Apache Spark. You’ll also see, live, how to build a reference implementation in an IDE. The minimal-slide session, designed to be interactive, is recommended for developers who want to start experimenting with Spark.

Nikhil Nanivadekar

Nikhil Nanivadekar is a Vice President in Private Wealth Management in the Technology division of Goldman Sachs. Nikhil is the project lead and committer for Eclipse Collections and has presented at JavaOne, DevoxxUS and Java User Group meetups. He is passionate about robotics has conducted robotics workshops at JCrete4Kids, JavaOne4Kids and Devoxx4Kids. Nikhil graduated in 2012 from University of Utah with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Robotics and Controls. Nikhil was inducted in the Oracle Developer Champions program in 2017.