Hadoop User Group UK - 14th of April

Monday, 2 March 2009
by johan
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In August last year we organized the first Hadoop User Group in the UK. We liked it so much we’re doing another one on the 14th of April.

Quite a few of you probably haven’t heard about Hadoop, in short it’s an awesome piece of software that is used to process large datasets on multiple machines. If that’s your kind of thing, read more about it here.

So far the event schedule looks like this:
10.00 – 10.15: Arriving and chatting

10.15 – 11.15: Practical MapReduce (Tom White, Cloudera)

11.15 – 12.15: Introducing Apache Mahout (Isabel Drost, ASF)

12.15 – 13.15: Lunch (three kinds of pizza, sponsored by Sun)

13.15 – 14.15: Terrier (Iadh Ounis and Craig Macdonald, University of Glasgow)

14.15 – 15.15: Having Fun with PageRank and MapReduce (Paolo Castagna, HP)

15.15 – 16.15: Apache HBase (Michael Stack, Powerset)

16.15 – 17.00: General chat, perhaps lightning talks (powered by Sun beer)

17.00 – 00.00: Discussions continues at a nearby pub

The meetup is held at Sun’s office near Monument station in London. It’s free, but we ask that you register if you want to come. For more up to date news keep an eye on the blog.

A big thanks to Sun for sponsoring the event with a venue, food and beer!


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