Apache Spark™ 3.0 Deep Dives Meetup

Jules Damji and Denny Lee from Databricks Developer Relations will recap some keynote highlights, and each will briefly present personal picks from sessions that resonated well with them. Next, Jacek Laskowski, an independent consultant, will speak about Spark 3.0 internals, and Scott Haines from Twilio, Inc. will give a talk about structured streaming microservice architectures. This live coding session and technical deep dive are not to be missed!

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Jacek Laskowski Slides

Scott Haines Slides

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Denny Lee
About Denny Lee


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-premise and cloud environments. He also has a Masters 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.

About Jules Damji


Jules S. Damji is a Developer Advocate at Databricks and an MLflow contributor. He is a hands-on developer with over 15 years of experience and has worked at leading companies, such as Sun Microsystems, Netscape, @Home, Opsware/Loudcloud, VeriSign, ProQuest, and Hortonworks, building large-scale distributed systems. He holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Computer Science (from Oregon State University and Cal State, Chico respectively), and an MA in Political Advocacy and Communication (from Johns Hopkins University).

About Scott Haines


Scott Haines is a full stack engineer with a current focus on real-time analytics and intelligence systems. He works at Twilio, as a Senior Principal Software Engineer on the Voice Insights team, where he helped drive spark adoption, streaming pipeline architectures, and helped to architect and build out a massive stream and batch processing platform.

In addition to his role on the Voice Insights team, he is also one of the Software Architects for the Machine Learning platform at Twilio where he is helping to shape the future of experimentation, model training and secure integration.

Scott currently runs the company wide Spark Office Hours where he provides guidance, tutorials, workshops and hands-on training to engineers and teams across Twilio. Prior to Twilio, he worked writing the backend Java API’s for Yahoo Games, as well as the real-time game ranking/ratings engine (built on Storm) to provide personalized recommendations and page views for 10 million customers. He finished his tenure at Yahoo working for Flurry Analytics where he wrote the alerts/notifications system for mobile.

About Jacek Laskowski

Development and training services

Jacek is an independent consultant who offers development and training services for Apache Spark (and Scala, sbt with a bit of Hadoop YARN, Apache Kafka, Apache Hive, Apache Mesos, Akka Actors/Stream/HTTP, and Docker). He leads Warsaw Scala Enthusiasts and Warsaw Spark meetups. The latest project is to get in-depth understanding of Apache Spark in https://jaceklaskowski.gitbooks.io/mastering-apache-spark/.