My friend, Josh Jacquet, and I competed in the DMA’s 2016 Analytics Challenge (powered by EY) and placed 4th out of the 50 entrants. Given that the majority of the other contestants were agencies vying for a little exposure, I think we did well.
Summary: Dean Wampler from Lightbend presented at the Direct Supply MSOE offices on Tuesday, 4/5/2016. Dean covered a high-level overview of Spark and its benefits (business logic is focus of code and it’s faster). Those wanting to learn more should pick up Learning Spark at O’Reilly books.