Geert is ceo and consultant at foundation.be, a Java Consultancy Services Company. Working the last years as architect, agile coach, team lead and instructor. Spent the 90s focussing on AS400, the 00s on Java and perhaps next decade on bigdata. Interested in adapting and applying emerging technologies, and to instruct others what has been learned. Working on a third Big Data project at the moment.
More than 80 people showed up at our last meetup focused on Spark. Because there are more and more signs that Spark will become the successor to Hadoop MapReduce we invited some people who are already using Spark in production.
Andy gave an introduction to functional progamming and Scala in just 45 minutes, which is definitely not enough for passing all details. His slides can be found here
Excellent meetup. The Scala introduction was so quick that it blew my mind but gave me enough information to follow the rest
Deverkiezingen.be website is another application of using social media to get insight into the mother of all elections. Philippe explained how they used ElasticSearch and D3.js among other technologies.