We're a group of Pittsburgh-based Hadoop & cloud-computing technologists, enthusiasts and researchers who discuss emerging technologies, Hadoop & related software development (HBase, Hypertable, PIG, etc). The Hadoop Users Group (HUG) Pittsburgh consists of members from local universities and companies.
This group only meets in a physical place in Pittsburgh. If you are interested in webcasts about Hadoop, this group is not for you.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers