We are Speaking at Spark + AI Summit 2019!

Hi everyone, Landon here with some exciting news!

I, alongside my colleagues at SpotX (Ben Storrie and Jack Chapa) will be presenting at Spark + AI Summit 2019. It’s an exciting opportunity to share what we’ve learned over the last year or so – particularly in the realm of Spark Streaming applications.

We will be presenting two different sessions:

Headaches and Breakthroughs in Building Continuous Applications

At SpotX, we have built and maintained a portfolio of Spark Streaming applications — all of which process records in the millions per minute. From pure data ingestion, to ETL, to real-time reporting, to live customer-facing products and features, continuous applications are in our DNA. Come along with us as we outline our journey from square one to present in the world of Spark Streaming. We’ll detail what we’ve learned about efficient processing and monitoring, reliability and stability, and long term support of a streaming app. Come learn from our mistakes, and leave with some handy settings and designs you can implement in your own streaming apps.

  • Speakers: Landon Robinson & Jack Chapa
  • Topic: Streaming
  • Time: 11:00am on Thursday, April 25th
  • Room: 2007

Apache Spark Listeners: A Crash Course in Fast, Easy Monitoring

The Spark Listener interface provides a fast, simple and efficient route to monitoring and observing your Spark application – and you can start using it in minutes. In this talk, we’ll introduce the Spark Listener interfaces available in core and streaming applications, and show a few ways in which they’ve changed our world for the better at SpotX. If you’re looking for a “Eureka!” moment in monitoring or tracking of your Spark apps, look no further than Spark Listeners and this talk!

  • Speakers: Landon Robinson & Ben Storrie
  • Topic: Developer
  • Time: 5:30pm on Thursday, April 25th
  • Room: 3016

When I wrote the abstract submissions for this year’s summit, I had little expectation of either of them being accepted, let alone both. So for my part I’m proud to have the opportunity to share the exciting developments we’ve celebrated at SpotX with the wider Big Data community.

For those of you that have been reading this website for a time, you know that my biggest goal has been to democratize the spread of helpful, technical big data knowledge and breakthroughs to engineers around the world. Having these sessions at Spark + AI Summit 2019, and shared freely on YouTube afterward, is a huge step in that pursuit. I couldn’t be prouder.

If you’ll be there, definitely drop by the sessions! I’d love to meet you. Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn and we can sync up.

-Landon

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