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Re: Saturday May 4th, Accumulo Hackathon in Fairfax, VA
We never really had any feedback after the event, so let me be the one
to give some.

About half a dozen committers were present at the event, with a total of
approximately 30 people. We had a great distribution of people from
various backgrounds and companies, at least a dozen different companies
if memory serves. The venue and resources worked out really well and I
saw and participated in a lot of good discussions with lots of new
faces. Overall, I'd say the event was a great success!

With my personal hat on, I'd like to extend a thank you to Booz Allen
Hamilton for sponsoring the event and working with the team and the ASF
to do it right. It's great to see businesses contributing back to the
project in ways like this. I'd encourage anyone who's interested to try
to attend any future events; whether you're a developer, a user, or just
an interested party, there's something there for everyone.

One final thing, I did take some photos, please feel free to share and
reuse (and tag yourself!), I'd just ask that you give me some credit if
you do reuse and let me know so I can tell other people too.


On 04/02/2013 05:24 PM, David Medinets wrote:
> The morning wil start with an introduction to Apache Accumulo and the
> Apache Accumulo codebase. After the intro, there will be Apache
> Accumulo experts on hand to assist attendees to build new features,
> projects, and fix bugs related to Accumulo.
> Food and refreshments will be provided. Also giveaways including Visa
> gift cards.
> The event is invite-only. If you're interested in attending, please
> fill out the request form at http://accumulohackathon.com/.