Hadoop has become the synonym for distributed computing and Big Data. The Hadoop User Group Ireland is a forum to discuss Big Data related questions. Our scope is broad and not focused on a particular Big Data framework. Our purpose is to raise awareness of the benefits and use cases of Big Data applications for your organisation. This also includes a focus on the technology aspects of smoothly running a scalable Hadoop cluster. We will run multiple events and workshops throughout the year. There will be something for everyone: typical Hadoop use cases, technical tips and tricks and best practices, case studies, data architecture, trends and emerging technologies, ROI calculations etc.