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Sparks Make Fire, Let's Play with Spark

UB North Campus, Davis Hall Room 113A 1 White Rd , Amherst, NY 14228 (map)

You've heard of it. Spark. That latest data processing tool that's supposed to replace SQL, databases, and all that jazz. This month, Oliver Kennedy (@xthemage) guides you through some Spark basics: What is Spark? How do you install it? How do you use it (with python), and what exactly can you do with it?

We'll meet on May 16, 2018 in 113A Davis Hall. Davis Hall is on White Rd, not far from the Bookstore. The Jarvis B lot is just across the road. No parking permit is required after 3PM.

Sponsors for this season are EngineYard ( and Stark and Wayne ( We will continue our tradition of light refreshments at 7:00 with the presentation at 7:15.

From 7:00 to 7:15 there will be an open floor for anyone to give a short talk on a loosely related topic that may be of interest to the group. This could be a lightning talk, an appeal for help from the group, or just to share something interesting. Without slides is best, but slides will be allowed.


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