We're honored to have Alan Gates as our featured speaker for our Strata + Hadoop World Pig Meetup.
Alan is a co-founder at Hortonworks and an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from a Yahoo! Labs research project to a successful Apache open source project. He also designed HCatalog and guided its adoption as an Apache Incubator project. Alan has a BS in Mathematics from Oregon State University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Programming Pig.
Alan will be discussing the new features in Pig 0.12, as well as his work on Pig on Tez.
As part of the Pig 0.12 discussion, Mortar Data CTO Doug Daniels will also cover Mortar's work to get support for CPython into Pig trunk.