Month: November 2010

November PLUG Meeting Canceled

Due to a major conflict of events with our sponsor (Adobe), we will need to reschedule Bryan’s Hadoop presentation. My deep apologies to everyone who was planning on attending.

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Volunteers needed for a Marketing Project on Linux! (done by BYU MBA students)

I am looking for few volunteers for a school project we are doing in the BYU MBA program.
This is a Marketing project and we have to interview few Linux-lovers who can help us branding the Linux from it’s avid lovers.

If you are interested, please let me know. I will provide more inputs regarding the kind of inputs or time commitment (it is pretty less – let me assure you) etc.


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November PLUG Meeting: Intro to Hadoop

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED. We will reschedule it.

Date: November 11th, 2010 (Thursday!)
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Adobe, Omniture Business Unit

Hadoop is an open-source MapReduce framework inspired by Google’s
MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers. It’s used to process
“Big Data” (petabytes) by distributing work across tens, hundreds, or
thousands of nodes in a cluster. Hadoop is used by Google, eBay,
Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Adobe, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Intel, Tynt,
and many other notable shops with Big Data processing requirements.

About the Presenter:

Bryan Sant is a high school dropout who’s been writing software
professionally since the ripe age of 15. He’s worked with a lot of
software that manipulates Big Data for various companies. Bryan is
currently working with the Canadians to take over the world.
Occasionally Bryan gets paid to hurt people in front of large crowds.

Please note that this meeting with be on a Thursday night, not the usual Wednesday night. See you there!


Ken Miyamoto (Sr Hyper-Scale Specialist at Dell) has arranged for Dell to sponsor food. Ken would be glad to discuss using Dell gear to run a ginormous hyperscaled Hadoop cluster in your organization. We will have our usual open discussion/social networking forum post presentation as we nosh. Hope to see all 450 of you there.

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