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Tuesday, June 7 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Introduction to Scala and Spark

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This presentation describes the Scala programming language and its position in the language space. Learn about the Apache Spark programming model and its role in the big data space, and discuss the Scala features that make it the first choice for Spark programming. This presentation will briefly comment on the Python and Java alternatives and will also cover some basic programming tools helpful for doing Scala-based Spark development. Finally, Brad will discuss his experience teaching these technologies in a graduate software engineering course.

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Brad Rubin

Professor, Director, Center of Excellence for Big Data, St Thomas
Brad Rubin is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in the Graduate Programs in Software department where he teaches Big Data Architecture, Software Analysis and Design, Computer Security, and Advanced Computer Security. Most recently, he is pursuing a... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium (Fine Arts F2265) 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431