Have you been wondering what this Hadoop thing is? Look no further! Come to our Meetup to find out what it is; why it exists; what it does; and why you need it!
We will present an overview of Hadoop, the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), MapReduce with Hadoop, and discuss best practices for when to use and Hadoop and when to consider other options.
***Attendees of the January 14 meetup will be eligible to partake in our limited-seat workshop on January 15 where you get a personal VM to play with Hadoop. See instructions and details on the January 15 meet up site.***
5:30-6:30 pm Pizza and networking
6:30-8:00 pm Talk and Q&A
8:00-8:30 pm Wind down
Kevin Crocker, Pivotal Training
Kevin Crocker is a Consulting Instructor at Pivotal. He combines 40 years of technology awareness with 30 years of instructional expertise spanning multiple technologies and disciplines to bring a rich educational experience to his classes.
His teaching background includes: Statistics; operations research; optimization theory; distance education; adult education; instructional design; UNIX and Linux operating systems, servers, and scripting; Java; business, banking, and finance; virtualization; and Data Analytics.
He is a published author and award winning course designer. His guiding principle is: Driven by light bulbs!
When he's not helping people learn leading edge technology he's busy with his family, golf, and home brewing special beers.