Francis Lau Speaking at Big Data Bellevue Meetup

Published on 15 June 2017

Our own Francis Lau will be the main speaker at the Big Data Bellevue (BDB) meeting on Wednesday, June 21. As Senior Director of Product Intelligence here at Smartsheet, Francis is currently leading the charge for our data initiatives for both product features and company wide operations.

Francis will be speaking about, "Smartsheet's Lessons and Best Practices from Building their Insights and Integration Platform with Apache Spark."

Come learn how Smartsheet uses Spark and AWS technologies to build a platform that enables self-service insights, reporting, and business system integrations with scale and speed. Also, hear Francis share valuable patterns and lessons learned in adopting these technologies and running them in production.

The format Francis is planning for his talk is more of an informal detailed discussion. He's planning to speak for a few minutes about how to build a dependable pipeline, use Spark for data processing and ETL, how we use Databricks and Spark for analyzing queries and reporting, and then the rest of the time will be open for questions.

The Big Data Bellevue meetup group meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 21 at One Bellevue Center (Chinook conference room).

See you there!