10.07.2018
Posted by Preston So
With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. My previous time at this wonderful Drupal-adjacent conference was in Ghent, where I gave a session about the promise (and perils) of decoupled Drupal. This time, in Utrecht, a wide range of designer- and developer-oriented content greeted attendees both within and well outside the Drupal…
09.07.2018
Posted by Sunny Chopra
Data Science competitions such as Kaggle and KDnuggets have become very popular in recent years. They have real-world data and are a great way to have hands-on practice to gain experience. When I was in grad school, I took many courses on machine learning and participated in many of these competitions to apply the knowledge that I learned in school. Even after applying so many complicated machine learning and deep-learning algorithms, I was surprised to see the…
28.06.2018
Posted by Jenny Heffernan
As a Data Scientist at Acquia I get to build machine learning models to solve problems or speed up tasks that are time consuming for humans. This means I spend a lot of time getting data into a format that is usable by machine learning models, or even just putting it in a useful form for exploratory analysis. One of the tools I use for handling large amounts of data and getting it into the required format is Apache Spark. Spark is an open source analytics engine for…
27.06.2018
Posted by Preston So
Atop the Castle of Saint Barbara in Alicante, time sometimes seems to slow down, and words that once held grand meaning seem inadequate. I had a similar feeling both during and on the heels of DrupalCamp Spain, organized by the Spanish Drupal Association and held this year at Las Cigarreras cultural center in a seaside city that is one of the crown jewels of not only the Valencian Community but also of Spain. The Spanish Drupal community welcomed Acquia with open arms…