Well, the JAX in Mainz is just around the corner and this should be a great opportunity to start this group, or?
And we have an awesome agenda with two brilliant speakers:
19:00-19:30: Get together
19:30-20:15: "Introduction to Hadoop" (Lars George, Cloudera)
20:15-20:30: Short break
20:30-21:15: "The Future of Hive" (Chris Harris, Hortonworks)
And if you still can't get enough of Hadoop we plan on hitting a bar after the talks and continue discussing about Hadoop until we drop.
We are still looking for a venue near the Rheingoldhalle in Mainz, thus check the site for more details to be added soon.