We thought we'd try something new at Hadoop Summit this year to build upon two pieces of feedback I've heard a lot this year:
Apache project developers would like to take advantage of the Hadoop summit to meet with their peers to on work on specific technical details of their projects
That they want to do this during the summit, not before it starts or at night. I've been told BoFs and other such traditional formats have not historically worked for them, because they end up being about educating users about their projects, not actually working with their peers on how to make their projects better.
So we are creating a space in the summit - marked in the event guide as DesignLounge - concurrent with the presentation tracks where Apache Project contributors can meet with their peers to plan the future of their project or work through various technical issues near and dear to their hearts.
We're going to provide white boards and message boards and let folks take it from there in an unconference style. We think there will be room for about 4 groups to meet at once. Interested? Let me know what you think. Send me any ideas for how we can make this work best for you.
The room will be 231A and B at the Hadoop Summit and will run from 10:30am to 5:00pm on Day 1 (26th June), and we can also run from 10:30am to 5:00pm on Day 2 (27th June) if we have a lot of topics that folk want to cover.
Some of the early topics some folks told me they hope can be covered:
Hadoop Core security proposals. There are a couple of detailed proposals circulating. Let's get together and hash out the differences.
Accumulo 1.6 features
The Hive vectorization project. Discussion of the design and how to phase it in incrementally with minimum complexity.
Finishing Yarn - what things need to get done NOW to make Yarn more effective
If you are a project lead for one of the Apache projects, look at the schedule below and suggest a few slots when you think it would be best for your project to meet. I'll try to work out a schedule where no more than 2 projects are using the lounge at once.
Day 1, 26th June: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:45pm - 3:30pm, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Day 2, 27th June: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:45pm - 3:30pm, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
It will be up to you, the hadoop contributors, from there.
Look forward to seeing you all at the summit,
PS Please forward to the other -dev lists. This event is for folks on the -dev lists.