|Sent on:||Thursday, January 3, 2013 9:14 AM|
I've received several emails from companies asking if they could speak at the Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group and my standard reply is:
1) We're always looking for speakers
2) But since this is user-group, have something to say. e.g., either a case study or even "I tried out X and got Y results"
For product vendors, please try to keep this in mind. If it's a "here's how you could do X" and be as specific as reasonable so it's not just a high-level sales pitch. Overview presentations are still encouraged, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.