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Getting Started with Hadoop

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Welcome to GDG East Bay meeting page. We typically meet on the first Monday monthly, and there is a special quarterly Industry Innovation session on the 3rd Monday of the third month at each quarter.

March 25th will be the first quarterly Industry Innovation session for 2013 as we start the second year of hosting these special sessions. During 2012, we ventured into Healthcare, Space station, APIs, and smart TVs. Where will we explore in 2013? GDG East Bay is delight to see you in our meetings. Please feel free to invite your friends and co-workers to learn and share your expertise.

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GDG East Bay appreciates the support from the city of Dublin, California. Regional Meeting Room and Dublin library Community Room are both first-class locations for business and social events.

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Earlier this month, we heard from Gurumurthy about use case of Big Data. Now we are peeling another layer of the big data onion to learn the basic of Hadoop from Sujee Maniyam.


GDG East Bay will collect $3.00, exact change preferred, to cover meeting expenses.


6:00pm Check in, networking, and food

6:15pm Getting Started with Hadoop (Sujee Maniyam)

7:25pm Break between two sessions

7:30pm Members sessions

8:45pm Raffle. Clean up. Networking

Session's Description:

Getting Started with Hadoop (Sujee Maniyam)

Hadoop and Big Data is the all the rage these days. So how does one go about learning Hadoop? First step is to install hadoop on a
workstation or laptop. This session discusses options on getting
Hadoop dev environment setup. We will talk about distributions,
install choices and dos and don'ts.

The intended audience : developers who want to setup hadoop and learn hadoop.

Speakers' Bios:

Sujee Maniyam is an experienced/hands-on BigData architect. He has been developing software for the past 12 years in a variety of
technologies (enterprise, web and mobile). He currently focuses on
Hadoop, BigData, NOSQL and Amazon Cloud Services. His clients include early stage startups in online advertising and enterprise companies like Hitachi Data Systems.

Sujee stays active in Hadoop / Open Source community. He runs a
developer focused meetup and Hadoop hackathons called 'Big Data (
Gurus ('. He has presented at variety of meetups.

Sujee contributes to Hadoop project and his open source projects can be found on GitHub ( He writes about Hadoop and other technologies on his website (

He is a co-author of free hadoop book available online at

Connect with Sujee in Linkedin at:

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