Knowledgefeed vol. 21: Budapest, Machine Learning and Apache Spark

Nov 30, 2017 · Wien, Austria

Dear Community,

get ready for the 21st Knowledgefeed and let's welcome two very special guests from our growing data scientist network in Mid-Europe!

Title: State of Data Analytics in Budapest 

Description</a>Budapest became a prominent city for data analytics and big data. Companies like <a href="">Cloudera, Hortonworks have chosen Budapest as their base to develop the next generation data analytics stack. This talk explains what factors contributed to this effect and provides some insights about the current landscape. I showcase interesting projects, companies and where we are headed with the community. 

Duration: about 30 min

Powered byMate Gulyas, partner and instructor at, a big data and cloud consultancy and training firm where they help companies kick off and mature their data analytics infrastructure by giving them Apache Spark, big data and data analytics training and consultancy. Previously he was co-founder and CTO of, an award-winning Budapest based startup. Mate has experience with big data architectures, data analytics pipelines, operation of infrastructures and growing organisations by focusing on culture spanning more than a decade. Mate also teaches big data analytics at Budapest University of Technology and Economics​. Speaker and organiser of local and international conferences and meetups.


Title: An Intro to Machine Learning with Apache Spark

Description: In this hands-on presentation you will see a real-world use-case about MLlib, the machine learning library for Apache Spark. You will understand how to apply machine learning methods in Spark and see them in action in a simple example. All code and presentation material will be shared with the audience after the talk.

Duration: about 30 min

Powered byZoltan C. Toth, founder of, where he spends most of his time helping companies kick off and mature their data analytics infrastructure, and gives Hadoop, big data and AWS courses regularly. He also works as senior instructor and consultant at Databricks, the company behind the Apache Spark project.

As always: grab the opportunity to ask our lecturers of the evening questions, discuss your ideas and of course enjoy the company of some interesting folks!

Please do not hesitate to present your own projects, ideas or thoughts. We are more than gladly sharing the stage with you! Please refer to our blog-post / Discussion entry for further details.

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