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New Contributor
Hello Everyone,



I am a associate developer in Charlotte, NC (*home Norfolk, Va*) currently
changing careers or should I say adding value after 20 years in IT/Telecom
(MCSE/CNE/CCNA/FCC-GROL) for various industries, but mainly
Telecommunication (core Systems/Network Engineer) by including Big Data
(Apache Hadoop and Spark ecosystem). My goal is to become a subject matter
expert in LTE concentrating on the IMS or a Big Data expert for a tier 1
provider.


I studied Electronic Technology at the Norfolk State University. I have
worked in various industries government, medical, law, banking, retail and
telecommunication as an IT field technician; help desk - customer service;
Network Operations Center (NOC); computer repair; administrator; engineer;
and manager (project manager & personnel management). I have also worked
independently as a consultant and business owner all utilizing my 20 years
of experience and training in information technology in areas designing
(voice and data networks), implementing and OAM (operation, administration,
and management) of enterprise and carrier grade networks, to managing
projects and personnel. I worked domestically and internationally. I am
currently taking my 20 years of IT skills and experience and
enhancing/utilizing it into Big Data (Cloudera CDH, Linux, Java – core
technologies/Python/R, Cloud computing).



I hope that I will learn together with you all (*been re-training full-time
since January 2016*) including get a understanding in how to incorporate my
new knowledge/skills with my current knowledge/skills/experience and pass
it forward as a contributor as I have done throughout my career.


I have been privilege to provide my skills and experience in the US Army
after the Panama invasion (Operation Just Cause) tactical and fixed station
telecommunications management, St. Vrain School District (designing and
implementing a voice over frame relay network after the Columbine
shooting), NCAA division I national championship and Super Bowl XLII (E911
wireless location system implementation and support 2007) in Phoenix,
Arizona. I am hoping Big Data continues to give me the opportunity to
continue working on exciting projects as I have done in the past.



As LeBron James would say, “Taking my talent to South Beach”. But for me
“Taking my talent to Big Data”.



Anthony Crenshaw

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New Member

I work as a consultant in Charlotte NC.  I mostly focus on Microsoft SQL Server and the respecitve BI stack.  Hadoop administration work is in my future and I am taking first steps here.

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We are happy to have you here @andyboxer@Crenny288 and @mfounta. :)



Cy Jervis, Community Manager

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My name is Brian, and I am an engineer with a large mining equipment manufacturer, in the remote health monitoring and analytics group. My professional background is principally in the mechanical engineering domain, but with graduate and professional experience in Matlab.

 

Specifically, I am focused on vibration data acquisition, processing, and analysis. That responsibility spans from the actual onboard sensors to the predictive and prescriptive analytics, as analysis is predicated on some understanding of the instrumentation and signal processing principles. Vibration signature datasets are very dense, which made vibration-based condition monitoring one of the original instances of "big data" in the industrial space.

 

Currently working on building up expertise in Python and Spark (including PySpark).

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Explorer
Great
I was also planning to gain experience on Python
Can you suggest any good learning/training material.

Thanks

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Hi Laideepak,

 

There are some excellent courses available here https://www.edx.org/ these can be studied free of charge or you may pay to earn a signed certificate

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New Contributor
I used Allison - http://www.alison.com/ and some others. But, you have to
pay for your certificate if you want it after the course.

Here are some other free sites before you take a paid training class. For
me I learn on my own then take a class which has worked for me for years.
Including Apache Hadoop (CDH).

http://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/



http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/python



http://www.learnpython.org/



http://www.afterhoursprogramming.com/tutorial/Python/Overview/



http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ex1.html



https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/



https://www.coursera.org/specialization/fundamentalscomputing2/37?utm_
medium=sem&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=spn_FoC-python


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I got started with the very basics here, which has in-browser interactive input/output windows.

 

http://www.learnpython.org/

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Visitor

Good Day!!

 

Kindly below link contains many cources for Python.

 

https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=Python 

 

Best Regards,

Tayseer

 

 

Tayseer ALHAJ, MBA
Principal Consultant | Data Management Strategy
Strategy and Transformation BU | Middle East
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Hello everybody,

 

My name is Kapil, I am a software developer, been working on projects involving Java/Scala/Databases for around 12 years across various industries. At present, I am working for a bank based in London.

 

My current project is based on collecting data from various sources and then merging information to make it usable by end users. I feel our project has got huge scope for big data technologies as we often deal with big data sets. I have got limited experience with big data technologies and so joined community to learn more and more. I am also preparing for Cloudera Apache Spark certification. I will be glad to talk to fellow members who are interested in this certification and sharing experiences.

 

Kind regards,

Kapil 

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