Berkeley "big data" class for free

You can freely get access to a  2 day class  “big data” from Berkeley

It’s online live streaming, as explained on their website:


The first UC Berkeley AMP Camp will be hosted in Berkeley (and online) -22, 2012, brought to you by the AMPLab, featuring hands-on tutorials teaching Big Data analysis using the AMPLab software stack, including SparkShark, and Mesos. These tools help accelerate Hadoop and other popular data management platforms.

The AMPLab works at the intersection of machine learning, cloud computing, and crowdsourcing; integrating Algorithms, Machines, and People (AMP) to make sense of Big Data, and we want to share our expertise with you! Attendees will learn to solve Big Data problems using components of the Berkeley Data Analytics System (BDAS) and cutting edge machine learning algorithms.

The AMP Camp curriculum includes:

  • Attendees will analyze real data on EC2 with SparkShark, and Mesos, which enable interactive queries and iterative jobs up to 30x faster than Hadoop MapReduce
  • Scalable machine learning algorithms
  • Crowdsourcing answer to questions that can’t be answered by computers alone
  • Case-studies presented by active BDAS users

Registration for in-person attendance is sold out, but we encourage you to click the button below to register for our FREE online live streaming of the event Aug 21-22. The live stream includes all talks, hands-on exercises, and walk through’s using Spark, Shark, and Mesos on real data. If you miss any live or in-person event, you can return to this site to find archives of all materials.