Hadoop is an open source distributed processing system that is scalable to thousands of nodes. It has competed well in sort benchmarks as well as enabling the New York Times Archives to quickly expand their coverage.

Seattle Hadoop aims to give the Hadoop community high quality informative monthly lectures on Hadoop and closely related technologies. The talks will be videotaped and posted online. The meeting will start at 7:15 and last about 90 minutes.

If you have any questions feel free to contact either Sean or Chris. We are looking for presenters.

Sean Jensen-Grey

He started programming on the Amiga using the SAS C/C++ compiler in 1991. Using Jython, Java and PHP he does high speed event processing and analyitics for a local casual games company.

Chris Wilkes

He first experienced programming on a Sinclair ZX81 built from a mail order kit and has been hooked ever since. After becoming a mechanical engineer and realizing that Fortran was not his forte he moved into system administration. He currently processes large amounts of data for a social media company using Hadoop, Pig and Sqoop. He is a Cloudera certified Hadoop developer.