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What Drill Can Do and How It Does It

Park in garage. Enter Bldg C on 2nd level "Classrooms"

7:00 - 7:45pm Will Ford, Alpine Labs & Ted Dunning, MapR Technologies, will present an interactive  Q-A session that explores what Drill will do for the data analyst. 

7:45 -8:15pm Julian Hyde, HortonWorks explain how Drill addresses problems with dynamic typing in SQL. 

8:15 - 8:45pm Aman Sinha, MapR Technologies will describe technical details about the Drill execution engine. 


Will Ford is Lead Data Scientist at Alpine Data Labs. Will started his career more than a decade ago in the Biomedical group at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and went on to earn a PhD in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech. 

Ted Dunning is Chief Applications Architect at MapR Technologies and is project champion/mentor for Apache Drill. Ted is active in several open source projects (Drill, Mahout, Zookeeper, Storm) and holds a PhD in Computing Science from University of Sheffield.

Julian Hyde is Data Architect at Hortonworks , recently with Pentaho and a new Apache Drill Committer (Congratulations!). As an expert with SQL, Julian contributed the SQL parser for Drill.  He is author of the Optiq project and an advocate for open source.

Aman Sinha is an Engineer at MapR Technologies, working full-time on Apache Drill.  Aman contributes heavily to the project.

Thank you Yahoo! for sponsoring this event!

Hope you can join us for this first Apache Drill meet-up of 2014. Snacks & socialize 6:00pm Talks start at 7:00pm

We plan to video tape this event but do not plan to have live remote access.

And we are trying something new:  a few days before the event, we will provide a specific hashtag for a Twitter connection to the event so those interested in Drill but living in other time zones can provide comments/questions they would like introduced live during the meet-up. Stay tuned here and via @ApacheDrill (do you follow us on Twitter?)

See you in February.

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  • Bruce P.

    Hi All,

    I finally was able to upload the videos to YouTube. Please note that the quality varies as I tried to focus on those talking so there was a lot of camera movements in some areas. Regardless, below are the links to the 5 videos which comprise the entire meetup:

    Drill Video #1:

    Drill Video #2:

    Drill Video #3:

    Drill Video #4:

    Drill Video #5:

    - Bruce

    1 · March 11, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Bruce - huge thanks for editing the videos and posting here and thanks to Alpine Labs for their help with videotaping on 24th meet-up.

      March 13, 2014

  • Timothy C.

    Is the video available yet?

    1 · March 3, 2014

  • Carlos T.

    I would like to see some Demos in future meet ups

    February 25, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Good suggestion!

      February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really appreciate the level of depth that was covered, and how interactive the session was.

    February 25, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Thanks, Sandy. Like you, I thought the audience did an excellent job of joining in.

      February 25, 2014

  • Chang L.

    Very information. Great speakers.

    February 25, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    My apologies to Aman because I misspelled his name, awarding him an extra "m" in earlier posts and on the intro slides. And I just looked up how to spell "misspell"... :-)

    February 25, 2014

  • Mayur R.

    Loved the walkthrough. Would love a bit more customer case studies especially for new tech.

    February 24, 2014

    • Ellen F.

      Thanks for this suggestion - we will keep that in mind for future.

      February 25, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Lots of people new to Drill tonight - excellent. Great to have an audience eager to participate.

    Thank you speakers Will, Ted, Julian and Amman and to O'Reilly for the book give-away and especially to Tim and Terry and all of Yahoo for sponsoring this event.

    A volunteer from MapR (Bruce Penn) will edit the video to remove the transitions, and we will post the video shortly as well as slides if speakers would like to make them available.


    February 24, 2014

  • Bruce P.

    Park on the 3rd level of the parking garage around the back of Yahoo! after going past the security guard. The 3rd level of the garage leads to the classrooms on the 2nd floor of Building C.

    February 24, 2014

  • Ken N.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone, including Ted Dunning

    February 24, 2014

  • Srinivas P.


    February 20, 2014

  • J M.

    Please keep us updated on the availability of remote access!

    February 14, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • MapR Technologies

    Thanks MapR for food/drinks, location & speaker travel expenses

  • Yahoo!

    Thank you Yahoo! for meeting location, food & drinks. Much appreciated!

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