January 18th – Ness Timisoara hosted the first edition of the Big Data Meetup 2018 series in Timisoara.
Under the “challenged by Ness” messaging, Ness brought together under the same roof over 60 big data aficionados active in the local tech community, from seniors to newbies interested in the topic. The meetup had three intensive knowledge sharing sessions.
The meetup started with a discussion on Designing a Recommendation System from A to Z. The subject was presented and developed by Radu Moldovan, Software Architect in Ness Timisoara. This was followed by a guest presentation on Doing NLP Analysis Using Spark ML presented by Alexandru Sisu, Senior Data Scientist at Ubix. The last session was Web Scraping and Crawling at Scale delivered by Ciprian Lucaci, Senior Data Engineer at Ness.
Besides the good content, participants also enjoyed good informal conversations, Star Wars stickers and… pizza! The next Big Data meetup will take place in May and aims to gather even more enthusiasts.