Last week, November19-20, I led the AMP Camp 6 organizing team to successfully arrange (most likely) the penultimate AMP Camp before the lab shuts down at the end of 2016. We had 200+ registered attendees, an all-star lineup of 14 speakers, and more than 40 volunteers. We also revamped the AMP Camp exercises syllabus, which now includes some of the more recent components of the Berkeley Data Analytics Stack, i.e., the BDAS (pronounced “badass”) stack.
This is the first time I organized such a large event, and I now have a new-found appreciation for the organizers of many conferences and workshops I had attended in the past. I want to especially thank Kattt Atchley, Jey Kottalam, and Boban Zarkovich for helping me along the way, lab directors Mike Franklin and Ion Stoica for their full support, and all the speakers, volunteers, and attendees for making this event successful.
As I move on to the next stage of my career in a few weeks, I feel proud and fortunate to have been a part of such a stellar research lab.