Yahoo!'s Doug Cutting, creator of Lucene and Nutch, and Eric Baldeschweiler, Sr. Engineering Director,will be talking about Hadoop (named after Doug's child's stuffed elephant) at O'Reilly's OSCON in Portland this month. Their session "Meet Hadoop" will be on Wednesday afternoon, July 25th.
Yahoo! has been a major contributor to the Hadoop effort, and we've adopted it internally for some of our large-scale data analysis and research projects. We're big fans here. You won't want to miss this presentation, I'm sure.