The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the Faculty Development Programme on Big Data from 17th to 19th January 2019 for all interested faculty and research scholars from various colleges in the state. The FDP was coordinated by a team of faculty and technical staff coordinated by Ms Vijetha U & Ms Pramila R M. This FDP aimed at familiarizing the faculty with the various tools that can be used to work with Big Data. The FDP received a good response from faculty and scholars from various colleges. There were a total of 25 participants from neighboring colleges and 10 internal participants.
The programme began with a formal Inaugural session on 17th January 2019. Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD of Computer Science and Engineering welcomed the guests, the resource person and the participants of the workshop. Dr Sudheer M, In-charge Principal and the guest of honor of the function briefed the participants on the concepts on Big Data and invited the participants to attend many such workshops in the future. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Chief R&D, in his Presidential address spoke about the importance of Big Data and research opportunities in this domain. The Chief Guest of the Inaugural function Mr Animesh Yadav, Big Data Consultant at ATS Learning Solutions and the resource person of the FDP, encouraged the gathered participants to make maximum use of this opportunity to enhance their knowledge on Big Data. Ms Pramila concluded the formal function by proposing the vote of thanks.
The FDP sessions began with the Installation of Hadoop with VM & Hortonworks Sandbox. The participants were encouraged to install the software on their own and Mr Animesh assisted them to troubleshoot the various issues that one comes across when installing Hadoop ecosystem. The participants were then taught to migrate files and data from the local machine to Hadoop ecosystem. In the next session, the resource person introduced the participants to the concept of MapReduce with relevant hands on examples.
On the second day, analysis tools such as Pig and Hive were discussed in detail. The participants were taught how to create and run scripts using Pig and query the data using Hive.
The third day of the FDP included hands-on session on creation of nodes and data visualization using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Console Management. The participants were later taught about working with datasets and working with the tool MLBox.
This three day FDP was appreciated by all the participants who were happy to have received such valuable information from an enthusiastic Big Data specialist. At the end of the programme, the HOD appreciated Mr Animesh Yadav for this whole-hearted contribution towards the success of the workshop and presented him with a memento as a token of appreciation. The training programme ended with the distribution of certificates to all the participants.
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