We'll be kicking off the inaugural Austin Hadoop User Group on March the 18th. We have speakers lined up from IBM and Rackspace and will cover quite a wide variety of topics along with a few demos. This event will follow directly on the heels of the SXSW Interactive conference. Pizza, beer and soft drinks will be provided and its open to all.
The initial sentiment, based on discussions I've had with people interested in attending, is that the group will cover both Hadoop and Big Data concerns in general.
6:00 pm Meet and Greet (Pizza and Beer time)
6:30 pm Hadoop at Rackspace
Hadoop is great for analytical work on large datasets. However, the results of that work can often times be large in size. Cassandra, another Apache project, is great for storing those results. This talk will discuss Rackspace's use of Hadoop and Cassandra, and the integration between the two.
Stu Hood is a lead software developer at Rackspace, focusing on infrastructure and open source for the majority of his career. His work for Rackspace with Hadoop is detailed in the O'Reilly Hadoop book "Hadoop: The Definitive Guide."
7:00 pm BigSheets: Web Scale Analytics using Hadoop
The web is exploding with data and business professionals want to access that data to get better insights to their business. By building on top of the Hadoop infrastructure, Big Sheets provides the non-programmer the ability to derive new insights from their data via ad-hoc analytics on top of internal and external data at internet scale.
Gino Bustelo is a Software Engineer in the Emerging Technologies division of IBM Software Group and is the project lead for IBM BigSheets. Most recently, Gino has been working in the areas of Cloud Computing, AJAX, Rich Internet Applications, and Eclipse.
7:30 pm General Discussion, Go forward plan, Wrap Up
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
900 South Capital of Texas Highway
Las Cimas IV, Fifth Floor
From I-35 South take Hwy 290 West. Exit at Capital of Texas Highway North (Loop 360) and continue north on Loop 360 for four miles to the traffic light at Las Cimas Parkway. Make a U-turn at the traffic light and proceed south on Loop 360 for approximately 1/8 mile to the entrance for Las Cimas IV.
Take MoPac (Loop 1) South to Capital of Texas Highway North (Loop 360). Continue north on Loop 360 for four miles to the traffic light at Las Cimas Parkway. Make a U-turn at the traffic light and proceed south on Loop 360 for approximately 1/8 mile to the entrance for Las Cimas IV.
Parking is available directly in front of the building. For covered parking, the adjacent parking garage is available at no charge. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is located on the fifth floor of Las Cimas IV.