I spent some time last week at ApacheCon NA 2011 in Vancouver, BC. It was a good experience and I enjoyed catching up with friends and colleagues involved in the Hadoop project and also meeting some of the executives of the Apache Software Foundation in person. It is clear that the Apache community is thriving and that interest in Hadoop remains very high.
Hortonworks is committed to supporting Apache and we are pleased to have been a gold sponsor of this event. I delivered the day two keynote at ApacheCon on the success of Apache Hadoop. To view my presentation please visit Slideshare.net.