UPDATE: We're sold out.
There's only so much room at the venue, but there's not actually a hard cutoff. I'd like to reserve seats in the front room (and food) for people who got their name in, but even if you don't have a ticket feel free to stop by. If you think you're going to do that, it would be polite to put your name on the waitlist to help with planning. With free events there are often people who sign up and then don't attend, so I suspect it will work out just fine.
Get started, or get farther, with your Big Data project in the company of other hackers. No speeches, just code. How about:
1) Hadoop HelloWorld. Get a simple Hadoop job up and running on your laptop. Get familiar with the vast array of configuration settings, processes, ports and servers that Hadoop needs to perform even the simplest calculation.
2) Hadoop with Cassandra on EC2. Do some real calculations on at least a couple machines. Get advice on the handling abysmal EC2 IO bandwidth and learn how to quickly spin down everything you spin up as soon as the processing is done. And help anybody stuck on #1.
3) Advanced stuff. Whatever you can imagine. And help people stuck on #1 or #2. And you're the man, dog.
Photo: Tape library, CERN, Geneva 2 by Cory Doctrow CC BY-SA