Data Science made easy with Python and Spark (For Absolute Beginners)

Venue: The University of Texas at Dallas - 800 Franklyn Jenifer Drive, Richardson, TX 75080 March 15-16, 2018

Python is one of the most powerful programming languages today and it has gained a lot of traction in the industry. Python is the most preferred language for Data Science and Machine Learning. Want to learn Python? Come join this full day pre-conference workshop where we cover everything right from basic to advanced level. Along with Python we will also dive into handling big data with Spark.

Python Basics

  • Data Types and Variables
  • Python Lists
  • For Loops
  • While Loops
  • Fun with strings & Functions

Python Data Structures

  • Dictionaries
  • Sets
  • Tuples
  • Classes
  • Generators
  • Decorators
  • Building Linked Lists
  • Trees

Python Advanced

  • Glipmse of competitive coding and advanced data structures with Python
  • Collections
  • Trie
  • BFS/DFS

Big data with Spark and Python

  • Intro to Python with Spark
  • Functional programming in spark using Lambda function in Python
  • Hands on Spark
    • Basic word count using Spark from very large file
    • Min Max weather temperature data from various weather stations consisting > 10 million rows
    • Movie lens data analytics using Spark
    • Social Media friends by average number friends by age using Spark


Track Details

  • Day: March 14, 2018 (09:00-05:00 pm)

Chander Dhall

Speaker: Chander Dhall

Chander Dhall is an awarded Microsoft MVP and world-renowned technology leader in architecting and implementing solutions. He's not only rescued software development teams, but also implemented successful projects under tight deadlines and difficult business constraints. His company has a proven track record of not just saving the client millions of dollars, but also providing an expedited delivery time. Chander's team of experts are internationally-acclaimed speakers in top technical conferences in the world.

As a Microsoft Azure Advisor, ASP.NET Insider, Web API Advisor, DocumentDB Advisor, and an MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Chander has insight into new releases on technologies used by millions of developers. His critical advice, impeccable vision, futuristic strategy backed with creating and establishing best practices in the industry are some of the reasons for his unparalleled success.

At the same time, he's a voracious and highly-respected speaker. Chander is known to elucidate critical and complex concepts while making them easy to understand. He's one man who can talk to anyone from a junior developer, a senior architect all the way to an executive and knows how to speak their language. He has utilized his amazing business sense having started a company with zero funding and turned it into a multi-million-dollar company in less than two years.

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