Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 - January Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday the 26th of January at Bazaarvoice from 6:30 - 9pm.

As usual we'll have plenty of Pizza, Beer and Tacos. This event is free and open to everyone. We have lots of people that come that are new to Hadoop and Big Data.


6:30 - 7:00 : Meet and Greet (Austin's Pizza, Quality Beer and Tacos)

7:00 - 7:25 : "Small and Big Data at Bazaarvoice" - Alex Pinkin, Lead Developer Data Infrastructure, Bazaarvoice- @apinkin
Alex will be presenting on the data infrastructure powering over 5 Billion page views per month. The presentation will cover the use of RDBMS, NoSQL and Hadoop at Bazaarvoice.

7:25 - 7:45 : "SOLR Power FTW" - Robby Morgan, Lead Developer, Bazaarvoice

Robbie will present a case study from a large scale deployment of Apache SOLR, an open source Lucene based search platform.

7:45 - 8:30 :  "Gathering, Quantifying & Visualizing Private Equity Data" - Steve Watt, Hewlett-Packard - @wattsteve

Steve will present on a "Data Science" project where he mined the web, quantified the amount of venture capital invested in the USA from 2005 to 2010 and analyzed its distribution across sectors and by location. It will be presented in a tutorial format covering the use of Apache Nutch for web crawling, Apache Pig and Hadoop for analyzing the data and Protovis/D3 for creating the choropleth visualizations.

For more detail please see my blogposts here and here


Bazaarvoice is located here (Map) 

When you arrive at Bazaarvoice, you can park in any of the open spots outside the building or in the garage next to the building. The meetup will be on the second floor. Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor and then follow the signs to the meeting room.

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