At the last Code4Lib Conference, Christina Harlow of Stanford led a "Spark
in the Dark" breakout on "big data" processing. One outcome of that
breakout was the realization that it seemed like a good time to have an
in-person multi-day meeting on that topic.

I am pleased to announce that I convinced my employer, OCLC, to sponsor a
two-day conference in Dublin, Ohio on this topic.

If you work with, or are interested in working with, technologies like
Apache Spark, Hadoop, notebooks, and more, you should consider coming to
this conference.

What will happen over the two days will be collaboratively planned in the
Code4Lib "Spark in the Dark" Slack channel. See instructions at the bottom
of this page for connecting: if you wish to
participate in the planning.

OCLC will provide lunch and break catering and a welcoming reception on
Thursday evening.

Registration will be $45 for early bird through the 29th June 2018 and $60

More information and registration is here:

Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research