In this one day workshop, we will introduce Spark at a high level context. Spark is fundamentally different than writing MapReduce jobs so no prior Hadoop experience is needed. You will learn how to interact with Spark on the command line and conduct rapid in-memory data analyses. We will then work on writing Spark applications to perform large cluster-based analyses including SQL-like aggregations, machine learning applications, and graph algorithms. The course will be conducted in Python using PySpark.