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Hadoop provisioning and Data Science + company launch event

  • May 22, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Xebia

Hi all,

One of our sponsors, Xebia, is launching a new company that is going to focus on data driven solutions and big data. This meetup is the official (soft) launch event for this company. During the event we will host two interesting talks on Data Science from a practitioner at and on Hadoop cluster provisioning.

Also, as always: great food + free drinks!

18.00: doors open, food and drinks
18.45: Introduction and company launch
19.00: Talk 1: Bare metal Hadoop provisioning
19.45: break
20.00: Talk 2: Data Science for fun and for profit
20.45: more drinks
21.30: Doors close

Bare metal provisionig
by: Kris Geusebroek and Joris Bontje (former Xebia :) )
A presentation on using Cobbler and Ansible to build Hadoop clusters from the ground up on physical machines in minutes. Live demo included!

Data Science for fun and for profit
by: Lukas Vermeer (
Lukas is an experienced data science professional with a background in computing science and online machine learning for real time decision support. A strong advocate of "Evidence-Based Everything", he is forever learning and helping machines do the same.
Lukas will do a presentation about doing data science.


You can either sign up here (through meetup) or at if you are not a member of our group and don't wish to become one.

Hope to see you then!

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  • Kris G.

    Slides for the Bare metal Hadoop provisioning are available at

    Have fun

    May 27, 2013

  • Lukas V.

    Slides for the Data Science presentation are available here:

    May 22, 2013

  • Narinder K.

    Interesting presentations. Very nicely done event

    May 22, 2013

  • Friso van V.

    Hi all,
    I have released spots to those on the wait list, since it wasn't a very large group. Still, it will be packed. Standing room in the back.


    May 21, 2013

    • Wilfred S.

      If the bar is in the back, I don't mind. ;-)

      May 21, 2013

  • Szabolcs A.

    I apologize for the last minute change, but something came up so I can't attend.

    May 21, 2013

  • Jakob N.

    Student of economics with great interest in data

    May 20, 2013

  • Friso van V.

    Hi all,
    Because this event is cross posted across multiple places, there are actually more attending than shown here. I had to close the RSVP's, because we have 80+ attendees at this point. It's probably going to be standing room only for some...

    Feel free to join the waiting list! If you are on there, we can see if even more intend to come and decide whether we should make arrangements.


    May 16, 2013

  • Paco T.

    Hi everyone

    It is the first time that I am going to assist to one of your meetups. I work in Wageningen so anyone know how is the traffic normally at the hour of this event to go from Wageningen to Hilversum?

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Friso van V.

      Perhaps you should leave a bit early. It can get congested around Amersfoort in rush hour.

      May 13, 2013

  • Erik P.

    Always nice to see some good demos! I'm curious!

    May 8, 2013

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