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May Hadoop MeetUp

  • May 13, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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We've got a great selection of speakers and presentations for our May meetup.

A healthy mixture of topics covering the Hadoop and Big Data arena, including Mahout and WebHDFS at King (who are also kindly hosting us in their meetup space), Big Data Analytics capabilities from one of the fast emerging technology vendors in the market - Datameer, and an introduction to Persontyle and the launch of The School of Data Science.

More details to follow on each session, but here is a quick view of the line up for the evening are:

•  "Mahout and WebHDFS at King"- The latest developments at King on their work with Mahout and WebHDFS (Matthew Peat @King)

• "Hadoop based Big Data Discovery and Analytics - Empowering Subject Matter Experts and Business Users" (James Mesney, Solution Engineer @Datameer)

Datameer is the only end-to-end big data analytics application for Hadoop. It’s simple interface, powerful analytics capabilities and visual checkpoints at every step of analysis brings the full power of Hadoop into the hands of business users and subject matter experts. It loads raw data into Hadoop without having to go through a painful ETL process, lets you discover insights into your data using a familiar spreadsheet interface without having to predefine models, and provides point-and-click visualisations for the results of your analytics.

• "Learning data science in the big data era" - Introduction to Persontyle and the recently launched School of Data Science (Ali Syed, Founder @Persontyle) 

The mass scale datafication has led to an explosion of the data available to businesses and individuals. Yet there is a growing divide between those that realise the potential of that data, and those with the technical skills to process, analyse and predict from it. Is it absolutely necessary for all of us to acquire skills to deal with data and make sense of it?

Look forward to seeing you all on the 13th!

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  • Sebastian S.

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for coming along to our May meetup at King last week.

    Our speakers kindly shared their presentation slides with us:

    Andrew Done (King) - How to turbo charge your data transfers with WebHDFS:

    James Mesney (Datameer) - Self-service analytics for Hadoop:

    Ali Syed (Persontyle) - Learning data science in the big data era:

    Persontyle is also providing a perk for HUG group members: 20% off for all members on their training courses.

    We are soon sending out the details of our June meetup - watch the space.



    1 · May 18, 2014

  • James M.

    Good to meet this terrific group! Hope you enjoyed the Datameer talk. If I neglected to answer anyone's questions feel free to contact me here or via LinkedIn. See you at the next one!

    May 16, 2014

  • Jacqueline F.

    To go further, you can sign for the free version of the course "Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce" on Udacity which is quite good (for the full version, you have to pay):

    May 15, 2014

  • Poorna

    Anybody interested conducting a course for BigData Development, as Cloudera or hortonworks courses are very expensive. It would be great help to developers community if somebody conducts course with less cost.

    May 13, 2014

    • Alex M.

      Big Data Partnership do some training in London. I can't comment on cost or quality, but they seem competent. I am happy to do overviews of Hadoop, but probably not formal training.

      May 14, 2014

    • Ali S.

      It was to great meet everyone. Check out Big Data Academy for Hadoop related courses. http://www.persontyle...­ since we are a social organization our courses are priced accordingly. If you are interested in any of the courses offered by The School of Data Science, get in touch and we'll try our level best to make it affordable for you. http://www.eventbrite...­

      1 · May 15, 2014

  • Jacqueline F.

    It was a great Meetup, very interesting talks and great welcome from King!

    Regarding a first presentation of Hadoop, a free introductory 50-minute talk is available on Skill Matter "Building Data Applications with Hadoop"
    presented by Tom White who is a software engineer at Cloudera:

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Simon W.

    An excellent set of talks, it was a shame that the Mahout presentation was cancelled at the last minute.

    4 · May 14, 2014

    • Niall

      Agreed - great evening but I'd love to hear the Mahout presentation another time if possible.

      2 · May 14, 2014

  • Francesco A.

    It was really Interesting. First time for me

    May 13, 2014

  • Francesco A.

    It was great!! Very interesting all the three speakers

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Mike F.

    Great session tonight at King. Good to meet some old friends and some new ones.

    May 13, 2014

  • Kal

    Enjoyed it!

    May 13, 2014

  • Mike F.

    I'd like to talk to anyone using HBase in production. So if anyone is attending the meet up perhaps we could have a chat then.

    May 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, I should have talked to you about it when we met.

      May 13, 2014

    • Mike F.

      No problem. Perhaps we can arrange a call

      May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup.
    Made me feel like I was back in Chicago. ;-)

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Alex M.

    The Hadoop User Group UK meetup is tonight! Please check your diaries. If you can no longer make it then please visit the meetup web page and change your RSVP using the green box on the top right. You don't need to tell everyone you have done it - the system will allocate your slot to someone on the waiting list.

    And to keep things on topic I am keen to chat to people who use both Cassandra AND Hadoop! I don't look like my picture right now - the beard has gone!

    May 13, 2014

  • Kal

    If anyone needs help with Hadoop installations etc, PM me.

    3 · May 12, 2014

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