Thursday, June 7, 2012

Why am I envious of Big Data geeks in the Valley?

  1. Hacking your way through Big Data and taking pride with Hadoop on your tool belt?
  2. Also living in the Silicon Valley? Or among the Hadoop Summit attendees?

Did you just answer yes to both questions?!?

Well then, I'm a bit envious of you because next week, Silicon Valley is the place to be for us, Hadoop and Big Data geeks. Next week, the concentration of Big Data talent will be so high in the Valley that I tend to agree with Leon on this one:

I am always envious of the people who live in Silicon Valley. It is not the California weather that I crave though it is nice. If you like technology there never seems to be a shortage of meetups, conferences and all around interesting events.

First, on June 13th and 14th, Yahoo and Hortonworks team up to bring you a Hadoop Summit with an attractive agenda and speaker list. So many tracks, so many speakers, so many talks, that I’m not even going to mention them myself; just head over and whet your appetite. :)

The very next day, June 15th, IBM is inviting people over for a free (breakfast and lunch provided) Big Data Developer Day. The day will blend in both hands on labs and interactive discussions with the opportunity to meet other technical folks and exchange knowledge.

If you are interested in

  • Hadoop scripting,
  • real time in-memory analytics,
  • Big Data for social media,
  • log analytics,
  • Big Data in general

June 15th is your full day of time well spent with senior technical leaders of our Big Data development team.

So, if you are in the Valley and you have the day available to invest it in your Hadoop and Big Data skills, I recommend you register as the number of participants is limited.

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