I’m happy to report that Hadoop Summit will be back for it’s 5th year. This year, Hortonworks and Yahoo are jointly hosting the conference, which will take place on June 13th and 14th at the San Jose Convention Center.
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. We have extended the conference to a second day, added additional session tracks and expect to showcase even more compelling and useful presentations. You will be really impressed when you see what we have planned.
Staying true to our charter, we are absolutely focused on making Hadoop Summit the leading community event. We are putting together a content section committee made up of many leaders from the Apache Hadoop development community and ecosystem. We are also going to try something new this year – allowing the public to vote for the topics that they think should be included in the conference agenda. The sessions that receive the highest number of votes in each track will automatically be added to the agenda and the track chairs will weigh heavily the other highest rates topics as they put together the rest of the track presentations.
I encourage anyone who has an interesting topic to submit your abstract as soon as possible. This is an event for the community. We believe that promoting a diversity of Hadoop ideas, products and usage strategies is a great way to accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop. A big theme this year is enabling Apache Hadoop to become the next generation data platform. I believe that bringing the community together for an event like this is a great way to make that happen.