A Big Thank You to All Who Participated In Making HBaseCon and the HBase Hack-a-thon A Success

Categories: Community HBase

HBaseCon 2012 summation provided by Michael Stack, PMC Chair of the Apache HBase Project. HBase Hack-a-thon summation provided by David Wang, Engineering Manager for the Cloudera HBase team.

HBaseCon 2012 Summation

HBaseCon 2012, the first ever Apache HBase focused conference has come and gone. Maybe folks were being polite but going by my informal survey, HBaseCon 2012 was a high-quality, community event (The after-parties weren’t bad either). By all accounts, it was a great day out.

A lot of hard work went into making HBaseCon 2012 go off so smoothly. I would like to thank all who made it happen.

The program committee — Nicolas, Lars, Todd, Jean-Daniel, and Andrew — reviewed a mountain of submissions and helped run the conference tracks on the day.

Our hosts, Cloudera did an excellent job organizing and managing the event. They made Apache HBase look well-run, and professional.

A big thank you to all of the HBaseCon 2012 speakers! There are too many of you to name individually, but if it were not for you such an informative and valuable conference would not have been possible.

Thank you to all of the HBaseCon 2012 Sponsors! Without your support, both in sponsoring the event itself and in your ongoing contributions to the Apache HBase project, the conference could not have been such a success.

HBaseCon 2012 Sponsors

Last but not least, the attendees. Thank you all for coming to San Francisco and participating in HBaseCon. Without you, there is no conference, so once again thank you so much for your attendance and support or interest in the Apache HBase project.

Hopefully we will be able to do this again next year!

Slides and videos from majority of the conference sessions are available! Find session videos and slides linking from theĀ HBaseCon 2012 Agenda.

HBase Hack-a-thon Summation

More than 50 people attended the HBase Hackathon the day after HBaseCon. The day started with a series of informal talks and discussions around:

  • Performance
  • Testing
  • Source modularization
  • Wire compatibility
  • Durable sync
  • Release candidate testing

Folks then broke out into huddles and started working on various topics. There was also a session for new folks to the community that walked through the development process and a high-level overview of the codebase. In addition to HBase work getting done, the hackathon was also a chance for folks to associate faces with the names on JIRAs and mailing list messages, thereby reinforcing the sense of community that was also evident at HBaseCon.