August 19th brought the first of hopefully many Hadoop User Group meetups in the UK.
It was hosted at Skills Matter in Clerkenwell, London and featured presentations from both developers and users of Apache Hadoop.
This Hadoop User Group meeting, featured Doug Cutting, founder of Hadoop, and talks on Hadoop on Amazon s3/EC2, Smartfrog and Hadoop, Hadoop usage at Last.fm, Hadoop and Nutch, PosgreSQL, HBase and Lucene!
The event was free and anyone was welcome, and we had a full room of about 60 people. The event was sponsored by Yahoo! Developer Network (lunch+beer), Skills matter (beer) and Last fm (room hire), thanks guys!
For more information about Hadoop: http://hadoop.apache.org/core/