This is a joint meeting with our friends from the Microsoft DevBoston (http://www.meetup.com/DevBoston/events/35916172/) group. (Please RSVP to one group only. It doesn't matter which.)
6:00-6:25 - Gather, grab some pizza (which will be provided), socialize 6:25-6:30 - Call to order! Take a seat 6:30-6:55 - Bill Wilder: A first look at the Windows Azure "Hadoop as a Service" CTP 6:55-7:10 - Happy 10th Birthday INETA & other announcements 7:10-8:25 - Michael Stiefel (http://www.reliablesoftware.com/bio.html) is featured speaker: Architecting for Failure: Why Cloud Architecture is Different 8:25-8:30 - Swag! 8:30-?:?? - Head out for a cold beverage (usually to The Muddy (http://web.mit.edu/muddy/)) In the featured talk, Michael Stiefel will explain why architecting for the cloud requires different assumptions around what can fail, when it can fail, why it fails - and will explain what we can do about it. Featured speaker Michael Stiefel is Principal of Reliable Software, Inc (http://www.reliablesoftware.com/). and an expert with cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform.
In the opening talk, Windows Azure MVP Bill Wilder (http://blog.codingoutloud.com/bio/) will provide a brief overview of Hadoop, its role in Big Data, and get a glimpse into what Microsoft is working on with Hadoop, including a sneak peak at the Windows Azure Hadoop as a Service offering which is currently in private CTP.
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