To say that we've been surprised by the interest in attending the Hadoop Summit would be an understatement. We already expanded the capacity once and that filled up in a matter of hours. And that pretty much maxed out the event budget and parking too.
So last week when our friends at Amazon Web Services got in touch to see if they could help, we started working on a plan to make the event even larger while still keeping it free. Before long, we'd hatched a plan that involved moving off-site to a nearby venue, more food, more T-shirts, and some minor schedule tweaking.
But most importantly, we have room for about 75 more people!
Thanks to Amazon.com for buying everyone lunch during the summit. :-)
We'll be updating the agenda soon to include Jinesh from Amazon who will discuss GrepTheWeb - Hadoop on AWS. As you may know, Amazon has many customers running Hadoop on EC2.
If you cannot attend, we're still planning to record all the talks and put them on-line within a week after the summit date.
See you at the summit!
See Also: Hadoop Summit also scaled on-demand! on the Amazon Web Services blog.
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