Fast Data Roadshow London

Build your understanding of streaming data architecture with a half-day free technical roundtable

24 January 2017

Big Data Gets Real (Time)

You don’t have time to wait for the next batch job to extract useful information from that data that just arrived. The world of Big Data is evolving to Fast Data, processing streams of data as they arrive, rather than running batch jobs later.

But there are risks involved. There are so many choices; what tools should you use? How do you avoid making rookie mistakes? What are the best patterns and practices for streaming applications?

Technical experts from Lightbend and Mesosphere are hosting a half-day free roundtable and tasty lunch with 50 architects in your city so you can learn how your peers are leveraging Akka Streams, Kafka, and Spark Streaming to build and run distributed fast data pipelines.


11:30am Registration
12:00pm Welcome and Lunch
12:30pm Presentations and Roundtable Discussions
  3:00pm Closing Remarks

There is no cost to participate. However, to create an environment for effective collaboration and learning, seating is limited.

About Speakers

Dean Wampler, Ph.D., Office of the CTO and Big Data Architect, Lightbend, Inc.

Dean Wampler, Ph.D., is a member of the Office of the CTO and the Architect for Big Data Products and Services at Lightbend. He uses Scala and Functional Programming to build Big Data systems using Spark, Mesos, Hadoop, the Lightbend Reactive Platform, and other tools. Dean is the author or co-author of three O'Reilly books on Scala, Functional Programming, and Hive. He contributes to several open source projects (including Spark) and he co-organizes and speaks at many technology conferences and Chicago-based user groups. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Washington.

Tony Parker, Head of EMEA Sales, Mesosphere, Inc.

Tony Parker is Head of EMEA Sales at Mesosphere. As a Senior Business Development Professional having worked in both a management capacity and directly in the field, Tony's specialities include PLM, Supply Chain, CRM, Business Intelligence, ETL, Middleware, SOA, Integration, Analytics, and Networking.

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Steven Laan, Product Owner and Advanced Realtime Analytics Dev Engineer, ING Group

At ING, Steven Laan is a Dev engineer and the Product Owner of the Real-time Analytics squad. The primary focus of the team is to build the forecasting engine that drives the "Kijk vooruit" feature in the mobile app. Steven studied Artificial Intelligence with a focus on machine learning and intelligent systems. After graduating with honor (cum laude) he fulfilled several roles in different departments at ING. For example, he got his hands dirty in front-end development, continuous delivery pipelines and teaching Scala courses. Currently his main programming languages are Scala for production code and Python for experiments.

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About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Lightbend Reactive Platform, developers can create message-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures by using projects like Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark. To help our customers succeed, Lightbend partners with technology pioneers such as Databricks, IBM, and Mesosphere.