Instructor-Led Apache Hadoop for IT and Business Hackathon

  • 32 hours of instructor-led Hackathon including 10 hours of presentations and demos
  • Hands-on learning of development, test and deployment of scalable Hadoop applications.
  • Learn main features of the latest versions of Hadoop, Hive, and Spark
  • Follow-ups are included
1 instructor per 7 students 70% of time is spent on challenges4 End-to-end projects

Main Objectives

Why use distributed computing.
Overview Apache Hadoop and Mapreduce
Overview of the ecosystem
Structure of the file system
Use cases and limitations
SQL Access
File formats
Common use cases
Loading Data
Using Sqoop to initially and incrementally load data.
Apache Spark
Use of Spark with Hadoop for fast computing at scale.
Deployment and Troubleshooting
Deployment, scheduling of jobs


Three days


Basic knowledge of Java, Scala or Python is required.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Distributed Computing and Blocks
  • Overview of Hadoop, MapReduce
  • Overview of YARN
  • Introduction to Hadoop Ecosystem
  • Data Blocks
  • Exploring Files
  • Adding/Remove Files
  • Working with Databases
  • Create/Show/Drop Table
  • Load files
  • Select Data
  • Filter, Explore Data
  • Joins
  • Overview
  • Importing Data from RDBMS
  • Incremental Import
  • Overview
  • Loading Data
  • Filtering Data
  • Using Spark SQL
  • Deployment
  • Troubleshooting

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Why Our Hackathon?

Get Hands-on Skills

1/3 of the time is spent on lectures
2/3 is spent practicing!

Get Help

Several helpers are ready to assist anyone who is stuck at a challenge, not sure where to start or has other questions . The head instructor provides guidance to the participants, explains the main concepts.

Online or In-Person

We run both online and in-person hackathons. The material doesn’t change, the challenges are the same. We can adjust the hours for the online hackathon to make sure that everyone is actively engaged.

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Multiple Locations

We run hackathons in Canada, US and Mexico. Recent locations:


  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary


  • New York
  • Washington
  • Houston
  • Salt Lake City


Every participant gets a verifiable certificate at the end of the hackathon.


One follow-up for every day of hackathon is included. It will help you with setting up best practices in the team and refreshing your knowledge. We will also answer any of your questions.

Hackathon Schedule

Hackathon is a full day event. It runs from 8:30 to 5 with a break for lunch. Usually 1 to 2:30 hours is spent on lectures, the rest of the day is devoted to challenges.

No Installation Required

Challenges are done using our environment. Participants only need a computer with a browser.

Other Hackathons

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