Austin Bennett develops data processing systems at DISH Network and consults through Bamboozoology, LLC. He is a committer on the Apache Beam project.
Hands-On Introduction to Apache Beam
Apache Beam is an open source unified model for defining data processing pipelines (Batch and strEAM), which allows you to write your pipeline in your language of choice and run it with minimal effort on the execution engine (ex: Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Google Cloud Dataflow) of choice. In this practical session, you will get hands-on experience writing Beam pipelines, as well as learn about the fundamentals of the Beam programming model and SDKs (Python, Go, Java).
How to Start Contributing Open Source: Examples From the Apache Software Foundation
Open source software sounds great to use, and hopefully even better to contribute to! This session will discuss the various ways to get involved with open source software, with notable examples taken from within the Apache Software Foundation. In past sessions, incredibly ambitious people have walked away having made a concrete (code) contribution.