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Machine Learning for SQL Query at Facebook, Christopher Berner, SF Analytics Meetup

Facebook’s Christopher Berner on Adding Machine Learning Capabilities to PrestoDB with PrestoML

Last week’s SF Big Analytics Meetup featured two talks by Christopher Berner of Facebook as well as Mohitdeep Singh from Rdio talking about non-parametric bayesian approaches which allow learning of infinite clusters. Berner explained how at Facebook, his machine learning capability plugin for distributed SQL query engine Presto started out as a Hackathon project. PrestoML joins the power of machine ...

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The People Driving Large Scale Machine Learning with Apache Spark

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The popular benchmark banded around about Apache Spark‘s machine learning library MLlib is that it is ten times faster than Hadoop based Apache Mahout as an environment for building scalable machine learning applications and a hundred times faster than Hadoop MapReduce. It’s scalabilty is also proven in production to over 8,000 nodes with the ability to cache datasets in memory ...

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Container Influencers Gather at Container Camp

Gathering of Container Influencers at Container Camp

As the world of software development continues to roll around in the flexibility and portability that has been enabled by Docker with containers, the community’s most recognised people gathered at Container Camp last week for a day of talks on software virtualisation. In real terms Docker has provided software developers with a tool that allows production environment set up to ...

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SF Machine Learning to Look at Google Research Tool in Production

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The furious rise of Japanese news app SmartNews, which has become the country’s most downloaded news app, is starting to see it’s popularity quickly cross the Pacific into the smartphones of Americans. SmartNews delivers an extremely clean and responsive user experience with curated news items from around the web delivered at a time of the day chosen by the reader. Big ...

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The Week in Machine Learning – 11th April 2015

The Week in Machine Learning – 11th April 2015

Jeff Heaton’s Kickstarter campaign to write the third book in his series on Artificial Intelligence for Humans came to the end of it’s funding period last week, having raised a lot more than the $2,500 target. Volume 3 presents Deep Belief and Neural Networks – follow Jeff on Twitter to keep up to date on progress, support Jeff in his ...

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Jérôme Petazzoni’s Docker Storage Drivers .Zip Format Talk, London Docker Meetup

Jérôme Petazzoni Docker Storage Drivers Talk In .Zip Format, London Docker Meetup

Docker’s very own Jérôme Petazzoni presented at March’s London Docker Meetup with the attendance figures of a small conference with a deep dive, nay, not so deep dive into Docker storage drivers since the temperamental French DevOps dude who will replace anyone that annoys him with a very small shell script was only given twenty minutes to talk rather than the pre agreed ...

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Applying Natural Language Parsing to Ruby Code – Ruby on Ales, Hsing-Hui Hsu

Applying Natural Language Parsing to Ruby Code – Ruby on Ales

Seattle RailsBridge Meetup group was formed with RailsBridge’s goal of increasing gender diversity in the Rails community whilst conducting workshops primarily aimed at helping women learn and improve with Ruby and Ruby on Rails from all levels of knowledge, from ‘I have no idea’ to ‘not another recruiter email’. The philosophy is that the cross section of backgrounds of people making ...

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Upcoming Live Docker Online Meetup Featuring Kitematic for Mac Docker Container Management

Upcoming Live Docker Online Meetup Featuring Kitematic for Mac Docker Container Management

Kitematic is an installer to set up Docker on your Mac whilst also providing a GUI which allows you to easily run and manage containers. The project, which was launched in late 2014, has recently been merged into the Docker project and has since gained fantastic momentum from the community with more than 2000 stars on GitHub on top of ...

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How to Make Your Open Source Project Thrive – Andrey Petrov

How to Make Your Open Source Project Thrive – Andrey Petrov

What Andrey Petrov talked about at GoSF Meetup is solid advice, not only in relation to making an open source project thrive but also in being applied to wider marketing and reputation of tools, products and personal branding. Petrov is the author of several successful open source projects such as the Python HTTP Library Urllib3 and SSH Chat and he explains in ...

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A Lightning Introduction to io.js, BayNode Meetup, Tony Pujals

A Lightening Introduction to io.js, BayNode Meetup, Tony Pujals

Tony Pujals gave this talk at Baynode Meetup last week as part of Node night, explaining where io.js has come from with it’s key features in the shadow of a potential reconciliation between the Node.j and io.js projects and how it was started by contributors to Node as a completely community driven project which has listened to what the community wants in ...

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