Ask us Anything about Apache Spark: June 13 - 17, 2016

Discussion created by sameernori on Jun 9, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2016 by pcurtis

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Carol McDonald is a Solutions Architect at MapR. She has extensive experience as a developer and architect building complex mission critical applications in the Banking, Health insurance and Telecom Industries. As a Java Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems, Carol traveled all over the world speaking at Sun Tech Days, JUGs, Companies, and Conferences. She is a recognized speaker in Java communities.


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He is a Scala and Java developer who has been working with medium and large big data and Apache Hadoop oriented software systems. He has created tools and infrastructure for distributed application deployment on cloud platforms and works with Apache Hadoop, Spark, Hue and Hive.


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