Almost 1 month ago, we had the pleasure to welcome the Beam community at Level39 in London for the inaugural edition of the Beam Summit London Summit.

First edition!

This first edition of the summit was a free event, with over 125 RSVPs. We had two days of content; day one was focused on the roadmap of the project, the ASF and use cases from companies that use Beam. The second day was divided into tracks (a beginner and an advanced track). Those presentations & workshops were organised for the more than 80 attendees - and next to that there were several other activities like discussions, a brainstorm session, a UX booth and a signing session. We were able to offer the attendees 17 sessions from a great line-up of companies: Google, Spotify, Talend, Sky, Amazon, Data Artisans, Datatonic, Vente Exclusive, ML6, Flumaion, Plantix, Polidea, Seznam and more!

#### Topics included using Python to run Beam on Flink:
#### ML with Beam with the TensorFlow transform integration:
#### The portability layer was a big topic:
#### As well as a session on how to build your own SDK:


In the aftermath of the Summit, you can check the presentations of all the sessions.

Day 1: Use cases

Day 2: Beginners track

Day 2: Advanced track


In case you prefer rewatching the recorded talks together with those slides, we are also happy to share the recordings of the majority of the sessions:

Day 1: Use cases

Day 2: Advanced track

Wrapping up

We are also gathering feedback and thoughts on the Summit - please add your thoughts and discussions to the topic on the mailing list.

Overall, we hope our attendees enjoyed this first edition of our summit and want to thank our sponsors Google, Datatonic, Vente-Exclusive to make this possible.