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Meet the EMR Team

  • Aug 14, 2012 · 6:00 PM


Some members from the Amazon EMR team will be in town and will be joining us for a discussion/chat around EMR. Please bring your questions!

Simone Brunozzi, AWS Evangelist

Parviz Deyhim, Solutions Architect

Kathryn Shih, Senior Product Manager


"Cascading for the Impatient"

Paco Nathan (Concurrent, Inc.) will present a series of Cascading apps, starting with a simple copy and working up to a TF-IDF implementation with TDD features like stream asserts and traps used at scale.

"Everything that Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud"

Benjamin Coe ( will give a retrospective on the first year of bootstrapping on top of AWS.

"NodeJS and realtime scalability in the cloud"

Guillermo Rauch (LearnBoost) will cover challenges with HTML5 Websockets and proxies, ELB configuration for long-polling connections, as well as pub/sub and messaging solutions for realtime web apps.


Pavel Machalek (The Climate Corporation) will demo Lemur, an open source tool for launching EMR jobs

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very beneficial discussion, and worth the time. Looking forward to additional Meetups with other topics.

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great stuff, glad there is a lively EMR community in SF.

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The lightning talks were awesome, and I met some great folks. Fantastic.

    August 15, 2012

  • Joel K.

    I'm kinda bummed that I went.

    Most of the lightning talks had little to do with AWS. One of the AWS reps spent a long time explaining ephemeral vs EBS (which I would think 90% of the room probably understands) and other AWS 101 concepts. A quick "Does everyone here already understand ephemeral vs EBS?" could have stopped that, but 'evangelists' are generally big talkers.

    Thank you to Donnie for pointing out that the room had some questions too.

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really appreciate getting to hear perspectives and Q&A directly from the EMR team. Lots of helpful folks from AWS were attending, and great audience questions in general.

    August 15, 2012

  • Tony T.

    just a note: The meetup tonight is located at 225 Bush Street, West Lobby, 11th Floor.

    Please use the West Lobby entrance (on Bush Street, near the parking garage). We will have someone posted at that entrance to let you in the building from about 5:45 - 6:30pm.

    If you arrive late, the East Lobby is the after hours entrance. We've given the security desk the attendee list, so you can sign in with a photo ID. You will then need to take the elevator to the 3rd floor, walk across to the west side of the building, then continue on to the 11th floor. Again, this is only if you arrive very late (after 6:30 pm). Otherwise, please use the West Lobby entrance and you can just go straight up.

    August 14, 2012

  • Sanjay S.

    Will this be recorded...Video or mp3 ??

    August 14, 2012

    • Larry O.

      We'd like to start recording these meetups at some point, but unfortunately we don't have the setup for something like that for tonight. If anyone would like to help us out with recording, that would be great.

      August 14, 2012

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