Scala BASE meetup at LinkedIn on November 14
The next Scala BASE (Bay Area Scala Enthusiasts) meeting will be held at LinkedIn, on Monday, November 14, from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This talk is open to the public and will include presentations from Mark Hamstra about Spark and James Earl Douglas about declarative UI frameworks. If you're interested in Scala, want to talk to some nerdy people, or just want some pizza, drop by!
In the first part of the meetup, Mark Hamstra will talk about Spark:
"The Scala-centric part is the Spark cluster computing system that I am working with. The actual data mining algorithm that I've re-implemented in Scala/Spark is Classification based on Predictive Association Rules.
Spark is in many ways similar to MapReduce/Hadoop, and leverages much of the same infrastructure. The talk will cover the entire Hadoop ecosystem from a high level, how Spark fits in, and what the significant differences are - particularly the Mesos cluster manager, Spark's distributed data sets and their support for iterative algorithms, and more."
The second part of the meeting will feature James Earl Douglas talking about a declarative UI framework he has put together using continuations and functional reactive programming. It's a neat way to hide the noise of Java's ActionListener API and to keep UI behavior cleanly defined in one place.
We will also have lightning talks and pizza.
The meetup is from 6:30 - 9:00pm on Monday, November 14, 2011