"Data Hacker" means any developer, data scientist, data architect, entrepreneur, engineer, or data nerd who is interested in discovering - meeting people interested in - and joining hackathons focused on - new open-source data-centric programming languages and technologies such as Hadoop, Hbase, Hive, Pig, Drill, Mahoot, Lucene, MongoDB, Graph Databases like Neo4J.... pretty much any developer-centric data technology.
Data Hackers is a meetup group run by Data 2.0 (data2x.com) that hosts meetups, hackathons, and workshops for SF bay area data hackers. A lot of our hackathons and meetups are in conjunction with our conferences such as DataWeek 2013 (dataweek.co) and DeveloperWeek 2014 (developerweek.com)
Contact us (the organizers) if you're working on a new data-centric developer tool and you want to partner on a Drinkup around SF! (especially if you want to launch something)
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