• Atlanta Apache Spark User Group

    From their Meetup page:

    For all levels, from beginners to experts - Covers:
    • Apache Spark - High-level overview, Spark SQL architecture, BI tool access via ODBC/JDBC
    • Machine Learning - General workflow, Collaborative Filtering basics, Spark MLlib introduction

  • Atlanta Hadoop Users' Group

    Not just Hadoop, but other big data and cloud technologies, such as HBase, Hypertable, PIG, etc. Looks like they meet at various places around town, at various and sundry times. As the dictionary described a pookah in Harvey: it appears now and then, here and there, to this one and that one. Subscribe to the meetupand get informed.

  • PyData Atlanta

    From their Meetup page:

    PyData-Atlanta is interested in telling insightful stories about data and exploring the methods behind those stories. We advocate for open data ecosystems and workflows that center on open source tools, especially (but not exclusively) based in Python. We are focused on the vertical integration of tools and skills that transform raw data into insights, and we aim to provide a seminar-like learning environment. We host short interactive presentations, audience-contributed lightning talks, panel discussions, and informal networking opportunities. Our events can benefit both experienced and beginner data scientists alike.

    Announced in the September 2016 meeting, this meetup is already the 6th largest PyData meetup in the world. Way to go!

    PyData is a national group for users and developers of data science tools to share ideas and learn from each other, especially in the context of Python-based tools. PyData is organized by NumFOCUS.org, a 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States. The PyData Code of Conduct governs this meetup. To discuss any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct or the behavior of anyone at a PyData meetup, please contact the primary organizer: Tony Fast (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or NumFOCUS Executive Director Leah Silen (+1 512-222-5449; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).