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Sparkathon: It's Raining Data

Ending in about a month, Sparkathon is a really cool hackathon to write innovative applications for Apache Spark running on IBM's CloudFoundry-based PaaS, BlueMix.

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Ending in about a month, Sparkathon is a really cool hackathon to write innovative applications for Apache Spark running on IBM's CloudFoundry-based PaaS, BlueMix. It's sponsored by IBM and promoted in partnership with Typesafe, NYC Data Science Academy and Urthecast.

I have registered and the nice feature is you get a free IBM BlueMix trial account and access to cool weather data while you are working on it. It includes access to Analytics for Spark as a trial.

I have just started on a Spark application that will have a Spring Cloud/Spring Boot front-end also hosted on BlueMix.

If you have interests in big data, cloud, PaaS, Spark or the like, sign up and give it a try. It's a great free learning experience and hackathons are a lot of fun. See if your friends, coworkers want to join up.

There's a well documented use case of Twitter Sentiment analysis on IBM's site to help you get started:

Example Application Demo: Use Apache® Spark™ Streaming in combination with IBM Watson to perform sentiment analysis and track how a conversation is trending on Twitter.



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