The GSU chapter of the ACM presents

Apache Maven Workshop

Bismita S. Jena
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Computer Science, Georgia State University
Big Data Engineer, Anthem, Inc.

Apache Maven is a tool that is widely used in industry for software project management. In this workshop, Bismita will give an overview of Maven and walk participants through the basic steps of building a Maven project from scratch. Participants should bring a laptop with Eclipse (Oxygen release) already installed. The workshop will also include a brief overview of Spark DataFrames and a discussion of how to build a Spark/Scala-based application. At the end, participants will learn how to launch an AWS cluster and deploy/run the Spark application using Amazon EMR.

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About the Speaker: Ms. Bismita Jena is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science, graduating in May 2019. Her research focus is on finding frequent subgraphs/patterns from transactional datasets. She also works as a big data engineer at Anthem, Inc., where her job includes designing technical solutions for big data projects and managing projects end-to-end. This involves understanding the business model, gathering industry best practices, choosing the right-fit technology stack, building the framework, etc. In this workshop, her goal is to make students aware of some common industry practices as well as introduce them to a few current big data techniques.

Win a valuable door prize!
An Amazon Fire 7 Tablet and a Tile Slim Bluetooth tracker will be given away.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Room 216, Student Center East

Everyone welcome!
Free refreshments!

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The chapter welcomes the following new members: Hama Earvin Bako, Emma Bourne, Terrence Gaines, and Kevin Nguyen. We also thank Aqsa Sohail for renewing her membership.