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March 07, 2013
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Getting Ready for The Elephant Party in Europe

We are just under two weeks away from start of the first ever Hadoop Summit Europe and with all of the final preparations being made we thought we would highlight some of the not to be missed activities in and around the event. The event is filling fast but you can still register here.

Here are 10 great reasons to attend!

1)   Great track content – there are 35 informative sessions on Apache Hadoop and related technologies for you to choose from selected by the community and delivered by the experts themselves.

2)   Great keynotes – leading industry analyst Matt Aslett will present the opening keynote and we will also hear from open source veteran Shaun Connolly as well as Hortonworks CTO Eric Baldeschwieler

3)   Hadoop in the Enterprise expert panel – We will have a live panel discussion from industry leaders incuding eBay, HSBC and Neustar discussing how and why they use Apache Hadoop.

4)   Meetups – the NLHUG and other communities will be meeting around the event.

5)   Lightening talks – we’ve got rapid fire content coming to you in the form of community selected lightening talks. These 5 minute sessions will give you a taste of a wide range of technologies and initiatives

6)   It’s Amsterdam – historic, edgy and fun!

7)   Ecosystem – The conference has the support of the broader Hadoop ecosystem so you can come and discuss Hadoop and big data in the solutions showcase.

8)   Community – The Apache Hadoop community is big and getting bigger. Come meet and mingle with other community members to learn about the latest goings on and make new connections.

9)   Get Hadoop certified – Calling all Hadoop Experts! We’re bringing certification to you! If you are ready to take the exam to become a Hortonworks Certified Apache Hadoop Developer (HCAHD) or a Hortonworks Certified Apache Hadoop Administrator (HCAHA).

10)   Get trained on Hadoop – we’ve got a host of classes available during the event to help you learn or sharpen your Hadoop skills. This includes a newly added Applying Data Science class. Check out the classes.

11)  BONUS reason – have a beer on us at the Hadoop Summit Party at the Heineken Experience a cool venue at a historic location.

Register now, don’t miss the party hope to see you there!


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