PySpark Essentials for Data Scientists (Big Data + Python)
What you'll learn
- Use Python with Big Data on a distributed framework (Apache Spark)
- Work with REAL datasets on realistic consulting projects
- How to streaming LIVE data from Twitter using Spark Structured Streaming
- Learn how to create a "Pandora Like" app that classifies songs into genres using machine learning
- Flag suspicious job postings using Natural Language Processing
- Use machine learning to predict optimal cement strength and the factors that affect it
- Classify Christmas cooking recipes using Topic Modeling (LDA)
- Customer Segmentation using Gaussian Mixture Modeling (Clustering)
- Use cluster analysis to develop a strategy designed to increase college graduation rates for under-priveleged populations
- How to use the k-means clustering algorithm to define a marketing outreach strategy
- Integrate a UI to monitor your model training and development process with MLflow
- Theory and application of cutting edge data science algorithms
- Manipulate, Join and Aggregate Dataframes in Spark with Python
- Learn how to apply Spark's machine learning techniques on distributed Dataframes
- Cross Validation & Hyperparameter Tuning
- Frequent Pattern Mining Techniques
- Classification & Regression Techniques
- Data Wrangling for Natural Language Processing
- How to write SQL Queries in Spark
- Familiarity with Python is helpful but not required
- Some background in data science is helpful but not required
- A hunger to LEARN
This course is for data scientists (or aspiring data scientists) who want to get PRACTICAL training in PySpark (Python for Apache Spark) using REAL WORLD datasets and APPLICABLE coding knowledge that you’ll use everyday as a data scientist! By enrolling in this course, you’ll gain access to over 100 lectures, hundreds of example problems and quizzes and over 100,000 lines of code!
I’m going to provide the essentials for what you need to know to be an expert in Pyspark by the end of this course, that I’ve designed based on my EXTENSIVE experience consulting as a data scientist for clients like the IRS, the US Department of Labor and United States Veterans Affairs.
I’ve structured the lectures and coding exercises for real world application, so you can understand how PySpark is actually used on the job. We are also going to dive into my custom functions that I wrote MYSELF to get you up and running in the MLlib API fast and make getting started building machine learning models a breeze! We will also touch on MLflow which will help us manage and track our model training and evaluation process in a custom user interface that will make you even more competitive on the job market!
Each section will have a concept review lecture as well as code along activities structured problem sets for you to work through to help you put what you have learned into action, as well as the solutions to each problem in case you get stuck. Additionally, real world consulting projects have been provided in every section with AUTHENTIC datasets to help you think through how to apply each of the concepts we have covered.
Lastly, I’ve written up some condensed review notebooks and handouts of all the course content to make it super easy for you to reference later on. This will be super helpful once you land your first job programming in PySpark!
I can’t wait to see you in the lectures! And I really hope you enjoy the course! I’ll see you in the first lecture!
Who this course is for:
- Data Scientists interested in learning PySpark
- PySpark developers looking to strengthen their coding skills
- Python developers who need to work with big data
- Data Scientists who want to learn to work with big data
Layla AI is quickly becoming one of Udemy's leading female instructors in the data science realm. She began her career as a data scientist in 2012 while earning her masters degree in Quantitative Analytics and has been a federal consultant since 2016 for clients like the IRS, Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor.
Her skills are most predominantly in predictive modeling, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, topic model, trend analysis, frequent pattern mining, machine-learning, deep-learning, cluster analysis and began teaching in 2020.
Her primary programming language is Python but she also has extensive experience with non-object oriented languages like SAS and SQL.
Most notably however, she is a passionate teacher who loves to share her knowledge with the world!