Tag Archives: Spark

Data Science and IoT Course

Want to learn about data science and the Internet of Things (IoT)? Futuretext is about to start Data Science for Internet of Things. It is a course aimed at people looking to learn the topics and transition into IoT and data science careers. Here are some quick highlights about the course.

  • Starts Mid March 2016 and lasts through December 2016
  • Personalized Course
  • Available Online

Below is a list of topics.

  • Data Science
  • IoT
  • Machine Learning
  • Spark
  • Data Science for IoT methodology
  • Deep Learning

Do check out Data Science for Internet of Things for more details.

Spark Summit 2015 Livestream

Apache Spark is currently one of the hottest technologies in data science. That trend leads the Spark Summit 2015 to be one of the top conferences. Luckily, the conference organizers where kind enough to set up a free Spark Summit 2015 Livestream of the event. Here is a small glimpse of what will be covered:

  • Updates from Matei Zaharia, creator of Spark
  • Spark at NASA
  • Innovation with Spark
  • Three tracks of talks:
    1. Developer
    2. Data Science
    3. Applications
  • And much, much more

The livestream begins today, June 15, 2015, and continues through Wednesday. It appears keynotes and all three tracks will be available via livestream. If you cannot physically make the event, then this is probably the next best thing.

Learn Apache Spark this Summer with edX

edX has just announced a new series of Big Data courses. The series consists of 2 courses focused around Apache Spark. If you are not familiar with Spark, it is a very fast engine for large-scale data processing. It claims to perform up to 100 times faster than hadoop. Here are the 2 courses:

  1. Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark
  2. Scalable Machine Learning

The first course starts June 1, 2015, and lasts four weeks. The second course starts in late June and lasts five weeks.

The courses are free but verifiable certificates can be purchased for $50 per course.

If you have been hoping to learn Spark, this might be just the opportunity your were waiting for.