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Toronto Hadoop User Group (THUG) Message Board › One of our own Toronto HUGers is going to Las Vegas

One of our own Toronto HUGers is going to Las Vegas

Leon K.
Leon.Katsnelson
Toronto, ON
Post #: 5
It brings me great pleasure to report that one of our own Toronto HUGers is the finalist of the Hadoop Programming Challenge. William Cheung will be going to Las Vegas to attend the IOD conference with all travel expenses paid by our sponsor IBM.

There was no favoritism on the part of the selection committee at the BigDataUniversity.com ... William finished in the top three fair and square by submitting a great project. I hope he will be able to present it at one of the upcoming meetups. Please, join me in congratulating William­.


While the Hadoop Programming Challenge is over, i just wanted to remind everyone that BigDataUniversity.com­ Hadoop courses are still there completely free of charge and will remain that way. So, if you believe that knowledge is its own reward point your browser to BigDataUniversity.com­ and start learning.
William C.
user 13195603
Toronto, ON
Post #: 10
If anyone was interested in the top 3 finalist project I built for last year's BigDataUniversity.com­ challenge, check out my entry for the World Bank's Apps for Climate Challenge during Earth Month. This is the project I built using the BigInsights image provided for the Hadoop course on BigDataUniversity.com and which I enhanced recently to make it qualify for the World Bank challenge. Shows you what you can do with Hadoop on a decent sized data set (5.2 million ocean CO2 measurements from 1957-2011). If you check out my app and even like it, consider giving me a vote on the World Bank site :)
Adam M.
Adam_Muise
Group Organizer
Toronto, ON
Post #: 3
Congratulations William! I'm going to have to find some time to scour a lot of those Apps for Climate entries, especially yours. Enjoy Vegas!
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