Surfing and Coding in Lanzarote, the Barclays Data Science hackathon

This post has been published on the Cloudera blog and summurises the results and takeaways of a week-long hackathon happened in Lanzarote in December 2015. The goal was to prototype a recommender systems for retail customers of shops in Bristol in Bristol, UK. The article shows how the stack composed by Scala and Spark was great for quickly writing some prototyping code to run locally in a single laptop and at the same time scalable for larger dataset to process in the cluster.

man with laptop on colorful beach of island

Please continue reading at http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2016/05/the-barclays-data-science-hackathon-using-apache-spark-and-scala-for-rapid-prototyping/.

About Gianmario

Responsible Data Scientist with proven experience of building machine learning products and leadership skills. Co-author of the book "Python Deep Learning", contributor to the “Professional Manifesto for Data Science” and founder of the Data Science Milan community.
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