July 24, 2013
I've been aware of this group for quite a while but joined the Hadoop users group recently so I got sent an email.
Hard to say, I've been on and off with it since about 2003.
I'm really interested in the Distributed Computing / BigData movement at the moment. I have a little bit of experience with MapReduce on AWS and have been checking out the Cloudera and Hortonworks distributions for a college project. I'm also very keen to know more about the emerging JVM languages, Scala and Clojure and would like to know a lot more about the new NoSQL databases.
Yes. Either. Especially if it involves Hadoop.
I've been developing with Oracle database technologies for a long time now and I am very keen to move into a new area. I'm currently doing an Advanced Computing Technologies Masters at Birkbeck.