1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE
London, England

August 19th brings the first of many Hadoop User Group meetups in the UK.
It will be hosted at Skills Matter in Clerkenwell, London and we'll have presentations from both developers and users of Apache Hadoop.

The event is free and anyone is welcome, but we only have room for 60 people so make sure you're on the attending list if you're coming.
We're sponsored by Yahoo! Developer Network (lunch+beer), Skills matter (beer) and Last fm (room hire), thanks guys!

If you're interested in presenting please let us know at [email protected]

Preliminary times:
10.00 → 10.15: Welcome and introduction
10.15 → 11.00: Doug Cutting (Project founder, Yahoo!) - Hadoop overview
11.00 → 11.45: Tom White (Lexemetech) - Hadoop on Amazon S3/EC2
11.45 → 12.30: Steve Loughran and Julio Guijarro (HP) - Smartfrog and Hadoop
12.30 → 13.30: Lunch. (Sandwich, fruit, drink and crisps. Meat and veggie options)
13.30 → 14.15: Martin, Elias and Johan (Last fm) - Hadoop usage at Last.fm
14.15 → 15.15: Lightning talks (5-10 minutes each)
15.15 → 16.00: Panel discussion
16.00 → 17.00: Free beer!
17.00 → xx.xx: Wandering to a nearby pub

Lightning talks include:
Miles Osborne (University of Edinburgh) - Using Nutch and Hadoop for Natural Language Processing
Tim Sell (Last.fm intern) - PostgreSQL to HBase replication
Mark Butler - Distributed Lucene

More details and presenters announced at a later date. Watch this space.

For more information about Hadoop: http://hadoop.apache.org/core/

Added by johanoskarsson on April 25, 2008



Also not being directly involved with MapReduce on a working-daily base, "someone made me" interested in this stuff. ;)


too far for me unfortunately. any chance the 2 use cases presentations will be available online?

Moklashur rahman

I wish you are all happy al time.


Is the 60-person limit absolute, or would you be able to squeeze in 3 more people?


Are the speakers included in the 60 limit? If not, maybe they could be advised to remove their names from the attending list; I'm the third person of the 3 people mentioned above.


As you all may have noticed we've already filled all the seats at the hadoop event. There's still a few people that would like to join in the fun, so if any of the attendees know that they will not be able to come, please remove yourself from the list.

For the rest of you, to make it easier we would like you to fill in your real name so that it shows up on the guest list: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/edit/profile/

Thank you!