February SF Hadoop Users Meetup

  • February 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM

The February SF Hadoop User Group meetup will be held Wednesday, February 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This meetup will be hosted by Yelp, located at 140 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94105. Food and drinks will be served.

February’s talk will be given by Yelp’s Engineering Manager, Jim Blomo. The presentation will be followed by breakout sessions.

More information on the Presentation:  

"Oh Hadoop, Where Art Thou?"
Yelp, Jim Blomo

We all know and love the Hadoop's prowess in distributed batch jobs, but how can we make the most of this power?  Where does Hadoop fit into the data-mining abilities of companies like Yelp?  This talk will put Hadoop in it's place: an intermediate layer between databases, logs, key-value storage systems, and end-user features.  Getting the most out of Hadoop depends on what you put in -- and how you get it out -- so we'll discuss tips in both areas.  Examples will be given from Jim's experiences at Yelp, which uses Hadoop and mrjob to power everything from ads optimization to spam filtering.

Jim Blomo (@jimblomo) is passionate about putting data to work by developing robust, elegant systems. At Yelp, he manages a growing data mining team that uses Hadoop, mrjob, and oddjob to process TBs of data. Before Yelp, he built infrastructure for startups and Amazon. He enjoys the food, culture, and outdoors of the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.


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  • Buchi Reddy Busi R.

    The presentation was really useful but I think we can make it more technical and in-depth.

    February 23, 2014

  • Jim B.

    Hi all, thanks for the kind feedback! I have posted the slides at http://jblomo.github.io/slides-public/where_hadoop/WhereHadoop.html#sec-1 , but have only tested them in Chrome.

    Joel, I will check if we can get the talk posted, thanks for asking.

    1 · February 20, 2014

    • Yash R.

      I wish the twitter paper looked less academic...so hard to read :(

      February 21, 2014

    • Jim B.

      Great catch! Updated. Thanks, Kevin.

      February 21, 2014

  • DavidP

    Excellent! Lots of great information. Looking forward to more!

    February 20, 2014

  • Garrett S.

    Great. Very informative. Much food for thought.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • DavidP

    This was a great talk. I got a lot of notes and information about it, too! Also, I wish I could have been in about 3 places at once, since the breakout groups all had information that I am interested in! BTW, just a ping for the deck to be posted (somewhere?). Thanks!

    February 20, 2014

  • Bernie

    Hi, what time does the presentation start? Thanks!

    February 19, 2014

  • Dipesh P.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 15, 2014

  • sedef

    New to area.

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • sedef

    New to area.

    February 9, 2014

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