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Hadoop in the Streets of London

Hadoop in the Streets of London

Last week I packed my suitcase and got on a plane to London. The agenda - presenting at the February Hadoop Users Group UK meetup. The meetup was supposed to take place two weeks ago, but it was delayed due to a Tube strike. Fortunately the strike was suspended after unions reached a deal with the London Underground and the rescheduled event took place on time.
Almost a hundred Hadoop enthusiasts turned up. From genius techies to data newbies, everyone came to network over pizza and beer. I was really excited to see such a vibrant Hadoop community in London, it's not trivial at all.