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SF Hadoop meetup report
Hadoop fans,

This week we held the inaugural SF Hadoop meetup, and it was a great
success! About forty people attended, and we held a number of great
discussions. After an initial plenary session, an agenda was quickly drawn
up and we identified a number of interesting topics. We spent the rest of
the time in small groups, delving into these subjects in greater depth.

Break-out sessions included:
* Hive and near-time data
* Access to Hadoop for non-technical users
* What are "Hadoopable problems"
* Data ingestion best practices
* Haderp: When Hadoop goes horribly wrong
* HBase schema design best practices
* Care and feeding of your Hadoop cluster

A big thanks to everyone who came to this meeting; it was truly "user
powered" and everyone's efforts contributed to the success we saw. I would
once again like to thank Rapleaf for hosting and Cloudera for sponsoring the

Based on the outcome of this event, we will definitely hold another SF
Hadoop meetup in the near future. I will send out another announcement when
details on time and location are available.

- Aaron Kimball