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June 08, 2012
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An Advance Look at Hadoop Summit

Hadoop Summit is just around the corner and by that, I mean next week! There is still time to register for the conference but please do it soon as the conference is filling up quickly. Today is also the last day in which online registration will remain open. After today, you will need to register on-site at the conference itself.

This year’s Hadoop Summit conference, now in its fifth year, promises to be the biggest and best yet. In fact, there are already more people registered for Hadoop Summit 2012 than any other Hadoop conference ever!

I wanted to take this opportunity share some of the highlights for next week’s conference:

Geoffrey Moore and Other Compelling Keynote Speakers:

Geoffrey Moore, author of “Crossing the Chasm” and “Escape Velocity”, will share his views on “Digitizing the World, the Driving Force Behind Apache Hadoop’s Adoption Life Cycle”. You will also hear from other industry luminaries, who will share their vision for where Apache Hadoop is going and how it is destined to become the foundation for the next generation enterprise data platform.

Educational Breakout Sessions:

As many of you have already realized (and tweeted), the Hadoop Summit sessions are going to be excellent. A committee of 40 industry leaders from across the Apache Hadoop community selected most of this year’s sessions. The rest were chosen by the community itself, via the Community Choice program, which generated more than 8,000 votes. All told, there will be 84 breakout sessions spanning seven tracks. You can read about some of the more compelling sessions by visiting the Hadoop Summit blog.

Interviews & Announcements:

As the biggest Hadoop conference ever, you can be sure that there will be some exciting news being announced next week. Look for news from Datameer, Karmasphere, NetApp, VMware and many of the other Hadoop Summit sponsors. Keep an eye out for some other big Hortonworks news as well. We’re also glad that The Cube will be present at the conference to stream interviews with a number of important leaders from the Hadoop community.

The Party at Hadoop Summit:

We’ve got a great party planned for Hadoop Summit attendees at the San Jose Tech Museum on the evening of June 13th. We encourage you to come and geek out with all of the cool, interactive exhibits that will be on display. You definitely won’t want to miss out on the party or the additional surprises we have in store for you.


Hadoop Summit will be a great opportunity to meet with peers and make new friends from across the community. In addition to the party, there will also be a number of opportunities to connect including a cocktail reception on the evening of June 13th and during meals and breaks in the Community Showcase area where sponsors will be available to discuss their offerings and services.

Additional Developer-Oriented Events:

There will be a series of Birds of a Feather sessions taking place on both Tuesday, June 12th and Friday, June 15th. These sessions are specific to the various Apache Hadoop projects including HDFS, YARN/MapReduce, Hive, HBase, Pig, Oozie and ZooKeeper.  There is also a BigDataCamp un-conference taking place the evening of Tuesday, June 12th for Hadoop users to exchange ideas in a loosely distributed format. Please visit the Hadoop Summit home page for more details or to register for one of these sessions.

You can see why we are so excited about the conference. Remember that online registration ends today, so register now if you haven’t already.

See you next week!

~ John Kreisa


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