The call for abstracts for Hadoop Summit Europe was open for just over two months and we received an unbelievable 354 submissions. Wow! Further, as we read through them, the quality was amazing. We quickly surmised that the show was going to be great, but the selection process was going to rough.
For each of our five tracks we recruited five amazing chairs (listed below & blog post forthcoming) whose job was to curate the content. While the task was daunting we are delighted with the outcomes they and their committees chose.
Our tracks for Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 include the following:
Committer Track (led by Steve Loughran)
Come hear it from the elephant’s mouth… This track presents technical deep dive content from committers across a wide range of advanced/basic topics and projects. Speakers in this track are restricted to committers across all Hadoop-related Apache projects only and content will be curated by a group of senior committers.
The Future of Apache Hadoop (led by Evert Lammerts)
The next generation of Hadoop is being built today. This track investigates the key projects, such as YARN, the incubation projects and the industry initiatives driving innovation in and around the Hadoop platform. Attendees will hear from the technical leads, committers, and expert users who are actively driving the roadmaps, key features, and advanced technology research around what is coming next for the Hadoop ecosystem.
Data Science & Hadoop (led by Edd Dumbill)
Sessions in this track focus on the practice of data science using Hadoop. This includes applications, tools, and algorithms as well as areas of advanced research and emerging applications that use and extend the Hadoop platform for data science. Sessions will cover examples of innovative analytic applications and systems that refine raw data into actionable insight using visualization, statistics and machine learning. Case studies and tips for effective exploration of business data with visualization and statistical models will also be covered.
Hadoop Deployment & Operations (led by Cedric Carbone)
This track focuses on the deployment, operation and administration of Hadoop clusters at scale, with an emphasis on tips, tricks, best practices and war stories. Sessions will cover the full deployment lifecycle from installation, configuration, and initial production deployment, error recover, security and fault tolerance for large-scale operations.
Hadoop for Business Applications and Development (led by Gary Richardson)
Hadoop is central to the modern data architecture and must integrate with the tools and applications you already use or empower new applications to be built on top of it. Speakers in this track will discuss languages, tools, techniques, and solutions for deriving business value and competitive advantage from the large volumes of data flowing through today’s enterprise.