Free Hands-on Training – Workshop – Elastic Search on Open Data – Dec 2nd at 18:30

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Here is the training on Elastic that Fabien promissed us. In order to make it real we decided to do a hands-on workshop using Open datasets made in Belgium. The number of participants will be limited to 25.

What:

Hands-on Workshop

Using open Belgian data-sets, elastic search and kibana to create dashboards and analytic views.

Target audience:

Everyone with a computer ūüôā .

No real coding during the exercise.

No downloads, just using web interfaces.

Practicalities:

  • When:¬†Wednesday December 2nd 2015 at 18:30
  • Where: European Data Innovation Hub, Vorstlaan 23 in Brussels
  • Registration: please use eventbrite to register and to collect your ticket.
  • Duration: 2.5¬†hours starting at 18:30 sharp.

Motivation

Learn how to exploit open data set with Elastic search and Kibana.

Overview:

We will download several json datasets from open data (http://data.gov.be/)

Feed elastic with logstash.

Create amazing dashboard with kibana.

Execute complex query (Full text / geo aggregation)

Topics

  • Found Usage.
  • Logstash:¬†Load data in Elastic
  • Elastic search:¬†Search and analyze data in real time.¬†Learn about filters and queries in an inverted index, relevance score calculations, and more.
  • Kibana:¬†See the Value in Your Data
    • Flexible analytics and visualization platform
    • Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
    • Intuitive interface for a variety of users
    • Instant sharing and embedding of dashboards

Prerequisite:

Each participants must be a member of the Brussels Data Science Community. join here

The participant must have his PC/Mac/Linux machine.

You need to register upfront to ‚ÄúFound‚ÄĚ , the Elastic cloud environment.

https://www.elastic.co/found/signup    Free trial 14 days

About the trainer:

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Training – Hands-on with R Shiny – November 26th

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Shiny lets you create nice reactive web applications on top of R computations without any web development skills required. In this two-days Shiny course you will create your own sophisticated application and learn how to deploy it.

We start off easy by learning how to control the layout of your application and how to add widgets. Next up we will learn about reactivity. What options does your application have to react on user input: immediately or via submit buttons. During the course, applications will get more sophisticated by adding entire R scripts and input data. You will also learn how to return results to your users: displaying results, downloading pdf’s or other file formats, mailing results, … Moreover we will go into detail on how to interact with the results. For example via hovering over or clicking on plots.

At the end you will learn how to deploy your web application on shinyapps.io as well as on your own server.

logoThis training event is organised in collaboration with Oak3 (www.oak3.be). The Oak3 Academy is an IT Learning Center providing hands-on, intensive training and coaching to help students develop the skills they need for a successful career as an Information Technology Professional or as a knowledge worker (end-user of software). Our goal is to provide the highest quality training and knowledge transfer that enables a person to start or enhance his or her career as an IT professional or knowledge worker, in a short period of time. We therefore offer knowledge assimilation, facilitate expertise transfer and provide a rewarding learning experience. Our training solutions are designed to help students learn faster, master the latest information technologies and perform smarter.

Prerequisites: Previous experience with R is required, no HTML or CSS knowledge is needed.

When: Thursday, 26 November 2015 at 9:00 AM Friday, 27 November 2015 at 5:00 PM (CET)

Where: European Data Innovation Hub – 23 Vorstlaan Watermaal-Bosvoorde, Brussel 1170

Registration: Eventbrite

Training – Spark4Devs – by Andy Petrella + Xavier Tordoir from Data Fellas

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Woot Woot РThe Hub is hosting the Spark4Devs training from Data Fellas

Why you should come to Spark4 Devs

Why now

Nowadays, for developers, one of the rare areas where there is still a lot of things to discover and to do is Big Data, or more precisely, Distributed Engineering.

This is an area where a lot of developers have been around for a while, but this area is also slightly moving towards Distributed Computing on Distributed Datasets.

Not only Machine Learning is important in this area, but certainly, core development capabilities are required to make the production processes Scalable, Highly Available whilst keeping Reliability and Accuracy of the results.

Clearly Scala has its role to play there, Typesafe is spreading the word and were precursors on that, but Data Fellas and BoldRadius Solutions are on the same page. Scala is to be the natural successor of Python, R or even Julia in Data Science, with the introduction of the Distributed facet.

That’s why you, devs but of course data scientists, you want to come to this training on Apache Spark focusing on the Scala language.

Why Spark 4 Devs

Because, the Apache Spark project is THE project you need for all you data project, actually, even if the data is not distributed!

The training is three-days, hence the first day will tackle the core concepts, batch processing. We will start by introducing why Spark is the way to go then we’ll explain how to hit this road by hacking some datasets using it.

The second day will, in the same pragmatic and concrete manner, introduce the Spark Streaming library. Of course, we’ll see how to crack some tweets but also show how a real broker can be consumed, that is, Apache Kafka.

Not only will you be on track to use Apache Spark in you project, but since the Spark Notebook will be used as the main driver for our analyses, you’ll be on track to use interactively and proficiently Apache Spark with a shortened development lifecycle.

Title

Spark 4 Devs

subtitle Discover and learn how to manage Distributed Computing on Distributed Datasets in a Bigdata environment driven by Apache Spark.
 Date  23,24,25 September

Target audience

Mainly developers that want to learn about distributed computing and data processing

Duration

3 days

Location

European Data Innovation Hub @ AXA, Vorstlaan 23, 1170 Brussel

Price

500‚ā¨ /per day /per trainee

audience

minimum 8 – max 15 people

Registration

via http://spark4devs.data-fellas.guru/

Motivation

http://blog.bythebay.io/post/125621089861/why-you-should-come-to-spark4-devs

Overview

via http://spark4devs.data-fellas.guru/

Learning Objectives

via http://spark4devs.data-fellas.guru/

Topics

Distributed Computing, Spark, Spark Streaming, Kafka, Hands on, Scala

Prerequisites

developing skills in common languages

About the trainer:

Andy

Andy is a mathematician turned into a distributed computing entrepreneur.
Besides being a Scala/Spark trainer. Andy also participated in many projects built using spark, cassandra, and other distributed technologies, in various fields including Geospatial, IoT, Automotive and Smart cities projects.
He is the creator of the Spark Notebook (https://github.com/andypetrella/spark-notebook), the only reactive and fully Scala notebook for Apache Spark.
In 2015, Xavier Tordoir and Andy founded Data Fellas (http://data-fellas.guru) working on:
* the Distributed Data Science toolkit, Shar3
* the Distributed Genomics product, Med@Scale

After completing a Ph.D in experimental atomic physics, Xavier focused on the data processing part of the job, with projects in finance, genomics and software development for academic research. During that time, he worked on timeseries, on prediction of biological molecular structures and interactions, and applied Machine Learning methodologies. He developed solutions to manage and process data distributed across data centers. Since leaving academia a couple of years ago, he provides services and develops products related to data exploitation in distributed computing environments, embracing functional programming, Scala and BigData technologies.

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Hands-On Training – Datastax – March 19th – Cassandra Essentials Day – Hilversum

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Hello Philippe, Hello members of the Brussels Data Science Community,

Please join this DataStax Cassandra Essentials Day for a full day of learning and hands-on training on Apache Cassandra‚ĄĘ — free of charge. Learn from Cassandra experts while you roll up your sleeves and dive into real-world applications. You will gain exclusive insights to Cassandra architecture and application development through varied exercises and collaborative networking.

On Thursday 19th March 2015 in Hilversum, a guest Cassandra user will share why the company chose Apache Cassandra and how this choice has transformed their business applications.

Please register so we can save your seat. Space is limited.

IMPORTANT: Please bring your laptop to this event! You will need it to participate in the Cassandra training.

AGENDA

09:30am Р10:00am  |  Coffee and Registration 
10:00am Р10:15am  |  Welcome and Introduction 
10:15am Р10:45am  |  Guest Speaker GoDataDriven РAndrew Snare,  
                                    Cassandra, Engineering 
10:45am Р11:15am  |  Customer Case РWehkamp, Gerhard van der Bijl, Head  
                                    of Digital Development
11:15am Р12:00pm  |  Cassandra Data Structure & Replication 
12:00pm Р01:00pm  |  Lunch
01:00pm Р02:00pm  |  Multi-DataCenter Concepts, Tunable Consistency 
02:00pm Р03:15pm  |  Cassandra Data Modeling Architecture 
03:15pm Р03:30pm  |  DataStax Enterprise Overview
03:30pm Р04:00pm  |  Wrap up and Q&A

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Thanks,

-The EMEA DataStax Team

Hands-On: Social Network Analysis Challenge part 1

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Thursday, November 6, 2014
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During this hands on session we will focus on Social Network Analysis. The business case & Challenge: Using you own tools and methods and the available data of Twitter or other social media drivers, we challenge you to come up with a good way to …
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Hackathon hands on project with Brussels transport – Gautier Krings

check out the orriginal post & comments from Gauthier on Linkedin: Hackathon hands on project with Brussels transport

Dear all,

as discussed in yesterday’s Meetup, it would be great to have a small project to start working on, not necessary in the Data for Good environment, but rather a small project to make our first learnings, truly a hands-on project.

I am in touch with the founders of the application Contr√īle Stib (http://controlestib.be/), which acts as a Coyote for Stib controls. We can have access to a dump of their data & are free to see what insights we could get from this data and whatever we can get out on the net (planned controls announced by the Stib, timetables from the website…).

I believe the topic could be fun and full of learnings, and it’s very well related to Brussels, so who could be more designated to work on this than us?

Would some people be interested in a small hackathon on this topic in the coming months?

Gautier