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Getting Started With Databricks

Key Takeaways:
  • Learn how Databricks can be used in data analytics and data science workflows.
  • Learn how to get started using Databricks.
  • Learn what skills you need to make the best use of Databricks.
Wednesday March 6, 11AM ET
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Databricks is a data intelligence platform combining data warehouse, data lake, and AI capabilities. It's widely used by Fortune 500 companies, and being able to use Databricks is fast becoming one of the hottest skill sets for data practitioners.

In this session, Ari, Databricks Head of Evangelism and “the Real Moneyball Guy”, and Nicolas, Databricks Technical Marketer for Data Science & Machine Learning, introduce you to the platform. You'll learn what is possible with Databricks, where it fits into the modern data stack, how data analysts and data scientists can use it, and what skills you need to get started.

Presenter Bio

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Nicolas PelaezTechnical Marketer for Data Science & Machine Learning at Databricks

Nicolas is an aerospace engineer turned technical marketer. He creates tutorials and demos to teach people how to use Databricks. He was previously a Technical Marketer at Cloudera, and a Turbine Performance Engineer at Belcan.

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Ari KaplanHead of Evangelism at Databricks

Ari is "The Real Moneyball guy" - the popular movie was partly based on his analytical innovations in Major League Baseball. He is a leading influencer in analytics, artificial intelligence, data science, and high-growth business innovation.

Ari was previously the Global AI Evangelist at DataRobot, Nielsen’s regional VP of Analytics, Caltech Alumni of the Decade, President Emeritus of the worldwide Independent Oracle Users Group, on Intel’s AI Board of Advisors, Sports Illustrated Top Ten GM Candidate, an IBM Watson Celebrity Data Scientist, and on the Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40. He's also written 5 books on analytics, databases, and baseball.

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