Important: Even if you have a confirmed RSVP, please arrive as close to 6pm as possible in order to ensure your spot and to get some dinner while the food lasts. Room capacity is 200, chairs for 150, food for 144**, and we are expecting about 190 people at this event assuming our usual 50% turnout versus advance RSVPs.
**Food for 144 is based on assumption that 1 large pizza will feed 4 people and that our 36 pizzas ordered for tonight should feed 144 people. When some people take 4 or more slices of pizza at once, the pizza runs out sooner.
6:00 - 7:00 Networking & Light Dinner (Thanks Google!)
7:00 - 7:15 Announcements
7:15 - 8:15 The Evolution of the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem by Eli Collins
8:15 - 8:30 Q&A
Eli Collins is a lead on Cloudera (http://www.cloudera.com/)'s Platform team, an active contributor to Apache Hadoop (http://hadoop.apache.org/) and member of its project management committee (PMC) at the Apache Software Foundation. Prior to Cloudera, he worked on the ESX Hypervisor at VMware. Eli holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from New York University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively.