Formerly known as AHUG (http://austinhug.blogspot.com/), this will be the first meetup organized from our new home on meetup.com.
This first meetup will be about alternatives to HDFS. The two which will be presented - GlusterFS and CassandraFS - are developed by folks based right here in Austin. So come on down and support Hadoop development and research in your very own tech community.
Food, drinks will be provided. The event will be @ Infochimps offices.
6:30 - Welcome: Eat, Drink, Mingle
7:00 - CFS: Cassandra-backed storage for Hadoop, by Nick Bailey of DataStax
7:30 - Implementing Hadoop on top of GlusterFS, by Brad Childs of RedHat
8:00 - Q&A
About Nick: Nick is a software engineer at DataStax where he primarily works on the OpsCenter product while occasionally submitting patches to Cassandra. Previously, he worked with Cassandra, Hadoop, and similar technologies at Rackspace Hosting.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LOCATION:
Google Maps pins Infochimps at the wrong end of the building. The building entrance is on the west end of Julian Gold department store, located off Winflo Dr. Head westbound on West 6th street, past Z-Tejas & Sweetish Hill. Go past Julian Gold, ArtWorks and House & Earth stores, turning right on Winflo Drive. Street parking is free. Walk up the long driveway entrance of the "West End Center," located on Winflo Dr. The Meetup will be held in the garage area.