This Meetup group is currently undergoing a major transformation to continually improve upon past programs. We will improve the group by reassessing its many aspects: Will this group continue to focus exclusively on Hadoop, or broaden to other aspects of AI and big data? Is Apache willing to continue to sponsor the group, or should the group diversify and seek other sponsors? Is there interest keeping the current technical focus, but to also broaden by incorporating new policy discussions, AI and big data book talks, and professional happy hours? Should the group name therefore evolve into something along the lines of: Policy and Practice of AI and Big Data.