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You will explore Nicolas and Thomas's real-life example to introduce machine learning concepts and Apache Spark. The particular focus will be on patterns of behaviour in online communities, but the talk should also be interesting to you if you happen to be relatively new to machine learning, or interested in classification problems more generally - for example, spam detection. You will also discover problems the team encountered along the way and how to avoid them yourself!
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Thomas Kaliakos is a Software Engineer at Ovo Energy. He is a machine learning enthusiast. He's also a professional day-dreamer, amateur philosopher and lover of asking "why?"
'Nic Long is Tech Lead for the Discussion (user commenting) team at the Guardian, where he has been working for the last couple of years. He loves building scalable APIs in functional languages - in particular Scala and Clojure. He is passionate about developing new ways of journalism on the web and other technology platforms.