If you been following #hadoopsummit on twitter you might have noticed some excitement around the community choice, a public voting system that enables the entire Apache Hadoop community to have a say in the sessions chosen for #hadoopsummit EU. Anyone can vote and the top vote getters in each track will automatically be included in the #hadoopsummit EU agenda, March 20-21, 2013.
If you’re still deciding which sessions, in which tracks, should be so lucky to get your vote, I have one for your consideration. Our very own Steve Loughran went beyond the twitter-sphere and created a blog to promote why you should vote for his session: Taking Hadoop to the Clouds.
Before we proceed to Steve’s case, remember to vote in the Community Choice process. Help us shape the conference agenda by getting in your vote! Deadline is December 14, so vote today!
This is a guest blog post from Steve; making a strong case to why you should pick his session.
The Hadoop summit vote list is up, and I have two proposals -currently undervoted. Even though I’m on the review committee for the futures strand, not even I could push through a talk, which had zero votes on it, -ideally I’d like my talks to get in through popular acclaim. I could just create 400 fake email addresses and vote-stuff that way, but I’m lazy.
For that reason, I’m going to talk in detail about why my talks will be so excellent that to even think about having them left out could be detrimental to the entire conference.
One of my talks is “Taking Hadoop to the Clouds”.
There are two competitors
Why then, should people vote for mine?
I’m giving the talk.
This is not me being egocentrically smug about the quality of my presentations, but because I’m reasonably confident I know a lot about the area.
Recent cloud-related activities include
That’s why people should vote for me. The other talks will be about “how we got Hadoop to work in a virtual world” -mine will be about how we improved Hadoop to work in a virtual world.
(*) ps, for anyone planning the many-email-accounts approach, remember that the email addresses are something we reviewers can look at, and many sequential accounts all doing three votes to a single talk will show up as “statistically significant”. Russ has the data, he likes his analyses. He may even have the IP addresses.
[Photo: an interview with Page 6 Guy at ApacheCon]
You can also access Steve’s blog here.