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Data Brew: Let’s talk data

Welcome to Data Brew by Databricks with Denny and Brooke!


In this series, we explore various topics in the data and AI community and interview experts in data engineering and data science. So join us with your morning brew in hand and get ready to dive deep into data and AI.

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About the hosts


Brooke Wenig

Brooke Wenig

Director of the Machine Learning Practice


Brooke Wenig is a Director of the Machine Learning Practice at Databricks. She leads a team of data scientists who develop large-scale machine learning pipelines for customers, as well as teach courses on distributed machine learning best practices. Previously, she was a Principal Data Science Consultant at Databricks. She received an M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA with a focus on distributed machine learning. She speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and enjoys cycling.


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Denny Lee

Developer Advocate


Denny Lee is a Developer Advocate at Databricks. He is a hands-on distributed systems and data sciences engineer with extensive experience developing internet-scale infrastructure, data platforms, and predictive analytics systems for both on-premises and cloud environments. He has a Master’s of Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Sciences University and has architected and implemented powerful data solutions for enterprise healthcare customers. His current technical focuses include distributed systems, Apache Spark, deep learning, machine learning and genomics.


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Brooke and Denny are two of the co-authors of Learning Spark, 2nd edition.

Contact the Data Brew team on Twitter: @databrew_db or on LinkedIn