Apache Beam workshop on Cloud Dataflow

GDG Cloud Belgium
Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 6:30 PM (CEST)

About this event

We know you always wanted to try and build an Apache Beam pipeline on Cloud Dataflow. But it always looks a bit intimidating with its powerful windowing semantics. This is your chance to play with Beam under the guided supervision of our Beam expert "Wout Scheepers".

Apache Beam is an open source, unified model for defining both batch and streaming data-parallel processing pipelines. Using one of the open source Beam SDKs, you build a program that defines the pipeline.

Beam is particularly useful for Embarrassingly Parallel data processing tasks, in which the problem can be decomposed into many smaller bundles of data that can be processed independently and in parallel. You can also use Beam for Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tasks and pure data integration. These tasks are useful for moving data between different storage media and data sources, transforming data into a more desirable format, or loading data onto a new system.

Ssst... don't tell anyone, but our friends from Fourcast will raffle a

Google Home

amongst the active participants.

18:30 Doors open

19:00 Start of Code-labs

20:30 Socialising (and Google Home raffle)

Thanks to Ordina for sponsoring this event with location and food.


The bridge crossing the E19 is not accessible. Make sure to take the exit 'Rumst' and follow N1 if you are coming from Antwerp. People arriving from Brussels can either take exit 'Rumst' or 'Mechelen Noord'. Be wary of what Google Maps is telling you !