May 24: Big Data and the Cloud by Patrick Chanezon

April 30, 2011

What: Big Data and the Cloud by Patrick Chanezon

Register: This is a joint event with the NCAGTUG so register via their Meetup page.

Don’t miss this event if you are into Big Data and Cloud.

Speaker: Patrick Chanezon – Google Developer Relations Manager – Cloud Platform

Patrick joined Google in 2005, he manages the Cloud and Tools Developer Relations team in San Francisco. Previously he has been a Developer Advocate, building and growing developer ecosystems for HTML5, OpenSocial, Google Checkout and the AdWords API.

Previously he spent 5 years at Sun Microsystems as a software architect working on Sun Portal Server, blogs and syndication feeds, and received the CEO award for helping launch blogs.sun.com. Previously he spent 5 years at AOL and Netscape where he managed the MyNetscape Portal, and 2 years at Accenture as a Lotus Notes guru. He co-created the ROME open source project, and the OSSGTP group in France.

Presentation Description: Google is a Data business: over the past few years, many of the tools Google created to store, query, analyze, visualize its data, have been exposed to developers as services. This talk will give you an overview of Google services for Data Crunchers and Web Semantic 3.0 professionals:

– Google Storage for developers
– BigQuery, fast interactive queries on Terabytes of data
– Machine Learning API: Machine Learning made easy
– Google App Engine, exposing Data APIs is a very common use case for App Engine
– Visualization API: many cool visualization components
– Freebase, An entity graph of people, places and things, built by a community that loves open data.
– Google Refine, a power tool to work with messy data

Sponsor: Location is sponsored by Near Infinity Corporation

PS: Please update your RSVP accordingly to accomodate others. We have lot of no-shows in the past few events which affects our food plan!! Hope you undersand!!


May 5: Hadoop and Hive by Scott Leberknight

April 10, 2011

What: Hadoop and Hive by Scott Leberknight

Presentation Description: Hadoop is an open source framework maintained by the Apache Software Foundation for creating fault-tolerant, distributed applications that process vast amounts of data in parallel across a cluster of commodity servers. Hadoop consists of two primary components: the Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS) and a MapReduce framework. HDFS is a distributed filesystem which efficiently stores very large files across a cluster in a fault-tolerant manner. MapReduce is a framework for dividing data processing into two distinct phases, mapping and reducing, in order to deconstruct a problem so it can be run in parallel across many machines in order to speed data transformation and aggregation. In this talk we’ll look at both HDFS and the MapReduce framework. We’ll also look at one specific Hadoop subproject, Hive, which provides a data warehousing capability on top of Hadoop and allows developers and analysts to query their data stored in HDFS using SQL queries.

Speaker: Scott Leberknight is the Chief Architect at Near Infinity Corporation.

Food: Pizza and Liquid Refreshments will be provided by Near Infinity Corporation.

Registration: Click HERE!

When: Thurs May 5, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, presentation starts at 7 PM

Location:
Near Infinity Corporation
1881 Campus Commons Drive
Suite 203 (the training center)
Reston, VA 20191
Call 703 727-1307 (Gray’s cell phone) if you have trouble getting in.

Parking: There should be plenty of parking in the garage behind or out in front of the building.


April 30: Android Hackathon

April 5, 2011

The NovaJUG is participating in the Android Hackathon put on Saturday April 30th at Near Infinity. We are sharing this event with the GTUG.

Sponsors: Pizza and Liquid Refreshments will be provided by the NovaJUG, which of course means by the generous sponsors of the NovaJUG (Near Infinity, Excella, and Appian), and PayPal is sponsoring some of the prizes for the best app winners.

Registration: Click HERE!

When: Sat April 30, 9:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Android Hackathon is a not-for-profit event for the Android platform, encouraging development using both the native Android SDK and web standards.

At this one day event, participants will have an opportunity to design, develop and demo a complete application. There will also be a beginner opportunity that will help first-time Android developers become familiar with the basics of the Android ecosystem. The event kicks off on Saturday, April 30, 2011, where ideas and teams will come together. Teams will have the rest of the day to build their applications. Teams will then present their work to the public in the evening and winners will be chosen.

Instead of back-to-back presentations followed by several variations of “Hello World,” Hackathon is all about coding and completing a full-featured Android application using Android technologies. While there will be opportunities to try new APIs and learn new features, teams will be expected to produce a real, working application in one day in return for free meals and a chance for fame and fortune, should one create the next killer app.

Location:
Near Infinity Corporation
1881 Campus Commons Drive
Suite 203 (the training center)
Reston, VA 20191
Call 703 727-1307 (Gray’s cell phone) if you have trouble getting in.

Parking: There should be plenty of parking in the garage behind or out in front of the building.