The first meetup was a great success. We had thirty people arrive, the beer was flowing and so was the pizza. Stu Hood from Rackspace gave a great talk on the Apache Cassandra Project and Gino Bustelo followed that with the IBM BigSheets Project.
Stu's slides are available here
Information about BigSheets is available here
Also - The ChangeLog Show covers the Big Data NOSQL Smackdown at Opal Divine's on 6th, sponsored by RackSpace and InfoChimps. Definitely worth a listen. Check it out.
At present, I'm lining up the Speakers and location for our next meeting. Join our Mailing List to stay informed. I posted a few pics from the meeting below. Thanks to all who attended.