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April 30, 2013
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Hortonworks at Yahoo! Hack Europe

IMG_0549Some news from the UK as Yahoo! Hack Europe welcomed Hortonworks this past weekend in central London.  This two-day event sponsored by Yahoo! was focused on celebrating collaboration, learning and innovation using the worlds leading technologies.  Chris Harris, our local EMEA Solution Engineer was on hand to add to the discussions.  Partnering with Microsoft, we were able to showcase our HDP on the Azure platform.  This was a fantastic opportunity for the 350 delegates to be expose to both Azure and enterprise ready Hadoop provided as HDInsight Service.

After an appearance of the Yahoo bigger than life, Hack Robot (seriously, check it out…), who made sure that everyone was entertained, the hack started with vengeance.  Hyped up on the sweetie cart full of everyone’s favorites, most delegates were now officially up for the challenge.  Inspired by the passion, Chris lead a thought provoking workshop, where a number of the hackers were able to try out real life scenarios on how Hadoop as part of the HDInsight service can and will be impacting business decisions.  After partaking in a few more of the free donuts and sandwiches, a few more questions answered and a number of people inspired, Chris finally left the hackers to enjoy the rest of their weekend.  Congratulations to everyone who took part and the winners!  From what we gather the whole weekend was a grand success and we look forward to working with them on the next one and possibly seeing you there!

Chris’ decks can be found on Slideshare, and we’ve embedded them below too. Our thanks to everyone who attended!

[slideshare id=20294254&doc=yahoohack-130430220046-phpapp01]
[slideshare id=20294346&doc=yahooworkshop-130430220423-phpapp02]

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