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Summingbird, Scala and Storm (Sam Ritchie, Twitter)

Sam Ritchie (@sritchie) from Twitter is going to talk about Summingbird, a library for performing computations across Storm and Hadoop, written in Scala.

Summingbird is a library that lets you write streaming MapReduce programs that look like native Scala or Java collection transformations and execute them on a number of well-known distributed MapReduce platforms like Storm and Scalding.

Sam will also talk about using Scala in Storm, and discuss why Scala is particularly well-suited to this work.

main registration for the event is at


Thanks to Packt Publishing, we will be raffling off 2 electronic copies of the brand new "Storm Real-time Processing Cookbook" by Quinton Anderson (

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  • Dan O.

    This was my first meetup. I came down from Portsmouth, NH. The content and presenter were great. Thanks to Sam for making the time and Hack/Reduce for hosting.

    September 27, 2013

  • Teresa B.

    Great meet up and topic.

    September 26, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Fast paced. Informative. Great speaker.

    September 26, 2013

  • Bala N.

    I have a couple of issues with the format. First, starting at 6:30 is difficult for those of us coming in from the western suburbs and second, if the presentation is only half an hour long why did the meeting invite block out 3 hours (6:30-9:30). Because of traffic and scheduling I didn't arrive till shortly after 7 PM. Just in time to catch the last slide in the presentation. I'm sure it was a great presentation, I wish I had been able to see it all. Please consider starting short talks like this one at a later time and correctly showing their real duration in the calendar. Frankly, if I knew it was only going to be half an hour I wouldn't have come.

    September 26, 2013

    • Chuck C.

      The start times have been confusing. Some nights there is a full hour of "networking" from 6 to 7. Other nights, less. The published schedule be more clear about what time block is the networking, how long the talk is, how long is post-talk Q&A, etc.

      September 26, 2013

  • Scott M.

    Strong talk, well organized, good material.

    September 26, 2013

  • Ramon V.


    September 25, 2013

  • Kasari

    Would be great if a couple spots free up. I am interested in attending along with one guest.

    September 24, 2013

  • Myles S.

    Already attending in another group.

    September 23, 2013

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