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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Data Science on the JVM with Kotlin and Zeppelin

via Crowdcast (click here to register)
6:30-8:30pm EST

presented by Pratik Patel


The world of Data Science heavily uses Python and Python libraries such as NumPy and Pandas. While Python is a great platform, it does have some drawbacks - one of which is performance. As Java developers, we enjoy the familiarity of the JVM and the constellation of tools and libraries available for this high-performance platform.

In this session, Pratik will introduce you to Data Science using the popular Kotlin language that runs on the JVM. We'll do this using an interactive platform called Apache Zeppelin. Similar to Jupyter Notebooks, Zeppelin allows you to write code, formatted text, and use a myriad of plugins to process, analyze, and display data. With its integration with Spark, you can also prototype and develop solutions for Big Data in a fun and interactive way!


Pratik Patel is a Java Champion and developer advocate at IBM. He wrote the first book on "enterprise Java" entitled Java Database Programming with JDBC. Pratik is an all around software and hardware enthusiast with experience in the healthcare, telecom, financial services, and startup sectors. He helps to organize the Atlanta Java User Group and North Atlanta JavaScript Meetup, a frequent speaker at tech events, and master builder of nachos.

Pratik Patel

Upcoming Meetings

Please note that all the information below is subject to change.

Monday, January 11, 2021: “Jakarta NoSQL: One API to Many NoSQL Databases into Cloud Native Age” presented by Otavio Santana.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021: “To Be Announced” presented by Andres Almiray.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021: “To Be Announced” presented by Allard Buijze.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021: “A Presentation on Contributing to Open-Source Projects” presented by Neha Sardana.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 4 through Friday, November 20, 2020 (weekdays only) QCon Plus Virtual  
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 MicroProfile Half-Day Workshop Virtual (register here) presented by Cesar Hernandez
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 JakartaOne 2020 Virtual  
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 DevNexus Virtual  
Friday, March 19, 2021 TCF IT Professional Conference The College of New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Trenton Computer Festival The College of New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey