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The schedule/agenda grid for HBaseCon 2013 (rapidly approaching: June 13 in San Francisco) is a thing of beauty.
HBaseCon 2013 is approaching fast – June 13 in San Francisco. If you’re on the fence about attending – or perhaps your manager is on the fence about approving your participation – here are a few things that you/they need to know (in no particular order):
- HBaseCon is the annual rallying point for the HBase community. If you’ve ever had a desire to learn how to get involved in the community as a contributor, or just want to ask a committer or PMC member why things are done (or not done) a certain way, this is your opportunity – because this is where those people are. Participating in a mailing list thread is never quite the same once you’ve met the people behind it.
- HBaseCon is a one-stop shop for learning about the HBase roadmap, as well as other projects across the ecosystem. Current HBase users should be particularly interested in learning about which JIRAs will have the most impact on the user experience – and once again, most of the committers working on those JIRAs will either be leading sessions or otherwise present. Plus, you can learn about how new complementary projects like Impala, Kiji, Phoenix, and Honeycomb are transforming the use cases for HBase and helping to expand its footprint across the enterprise.
- HBaseCon is a feast of real-world experiences and use cases. Sure, maybe you’ve read about the HBase-backed applications used by companies like Facebook, Salesforce.com, eBay, Pinterest, and Yahoo!. But wouldn’t it be helpful to hear technical details and best practices directly from the people who built and run them? I’ll bet it would. And you really can’t do that anywhere else — in the whole world. (Plus, you can take advantage of formal training right before the conference, at a discount.)
- HBaseCon is a pageant of engineer rock-stars. If your company is an HBase user and hungry for talent, there’s no better place to find it: HBaseCon is literally the world’s biggest gathering of HBase experts under one roof.
- HBaseCon is a heck of a blast. Come for the deep-dives and advice, stay for the after-event party. The libations will be extensive!
Cloudera will be a proud exhibitor at O’Reilly OSCON 2013 (July 22-26 in Portland, OR), which in our opinion is a shining light in the open source community. So be sure to look for us at Booth #420!
With HBaseCon 2013 (Early Bird registration now open!) preparations in full swing, you may be interested in learning a bit about the personalities behind the Program Committee, who are tasked with formulating a compelling, community-focused agenda.
Recently I had a chance to ask committee members Gary Helmling (Twitter), Lars Hofhansl (Salesforce.com), Jon Hsieh (Cloudera), Doug Meil (Explorys), Andrew Purtell (Intel), Enis Söztutar (Hortonworks), Michael Stack (Cloudera), and Liyin Tang (Facebook) a few questions:
Hadoop Summit Europe is coming up in Amsterdam next week, so this is an appropriate time to make you aware of the Cloudera speaker program there (all three talks on Thursday, March 21):
(Added Feb. 25 2013: Early Bird registration is now open – closes April 23, 2013!)
Cloudera is proud to be a sponsor of Big Data TechCon in Boston (April 8-10), in particular because this is a new conference (run by the good folks at BZ Media) in a Big Data hotbed city.
Even better, attendees will have a bonanza of technical sessions led by Cloudera engineer-rock stars from which to choose:
Organizations of all types and sizes are waking up to the idea that integrating the Apache Hadoop stack into their IT infrastructure solves very common, near-term data management problems. At the same time, deploying Hadoop offers the long-term promise of rapid innovation via Big Data analytics. But, how do you get from Point A to Point Z with the least possible exposure to risk?
Coming to a U.S. city near you, The Cloudera Sessions are single-day, interactive events – with presentations in the morning, and technical breakouts in the afternoon – designed to help you identify where you are on your journey with Apache Hadoop, and how to keep that journey going in a low-risk, productive way. You’ll benefit not only from Cloudera’s experiences with real-world deployments, but also hear directly from some of the Hadoop users who planned and manage them.