Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 3rd and 4th 2015

Stephen Boesch

About Stephen
I am a developer focusing on scalable apps for data pipelines and machine learning on Hadoop and Spark infrastructures. My background is in Java/Oracle/ETL from 1996 until 2011, at which point I started to focus on Hadoop, Spark and Scala. My work has been at a mix of the familiar large Internet/Systems company names and startups.
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Speaking Sessions

  • A Survey of Machine Learning Techniques Using 1.5.0

    10:45 AM Sunday   Room: SC-127
    Recent releases of Spark machine learning libraries have shifted focus from the individual algorithms approach of the spark.mllib package to the data-driven pipelines approach of We will look at how to structure ML processes of data loading, modeling, predictions, and results analysis and distribution using the latest api's.

    Note: this year's session will focus only on the scala API's.

    We will touch on one or more of the algorithms in the following areas:

    • Dimensionality Reduction / Feature extraction
    • Clustering
    • Classification and Regression
    Depending on time available we may also touch on the following topics:
    • Statistical tools
    • Data generation and randomization
    • Evaluators