Ho! Ho! Hadoop!

Doug Cutting Dr. Kirk Borne On Dasher, on Dancer, Hadoop, Storm!
On Accumulo, on Solr, Spark, and Lucene!

The holidays are here and the Elephant Talk speaker line up is our present. We must have been good, because we'll have lots of great tech talks this year!

From the our opening keynote from the creator of Hadoop, Doug Cutting, to our closing keynote from Dr. Kirk D. Borne on the future of Big Data education, we will pack the day with great tech talks. We'll have talks on converting to Spark, searching with Lucene and Solr, Vagrant and Docker, Graph Analysis, using Spark to analysing neural data, tuning linux for Hadoop, how Big Data was used to win the mid-term elections, and a bunch more!

And afterwards, we will gather at the watering hole to discuss how awesome Elephant Talk was!

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We're Back Dec 5th! DevIgnition 2014 - Elephant Talk!

For our fifth DevIgnition, we will devote the day to data analysis and manipulation, and especially feature the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem, hence the subtitle: Elephant Talk!

Speakers: We'll start with a keynote presentation by Doug Cutting, the creator of Hadoop and Lucene, and end with a closing keynote by Data Scientist Dr. Kirk Borne, Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University. In between, we will feature technical presentations by expert data practioners.

The venue will once again be the awesome AOL HQ Conference Center, a great venue for technical community conferences like ours (Thanks, AOL!).

Same time as last year, Dec 5th, the first Friday in December.

Get Your 2014 Ticket Now!

You can buy tickets on our eventbrite page already. Just click here to purchase your day at DevIgntion 2014 - Elephant Talk, and get ready for a full day of great technical talks. Afterwards we will gather around the watering hole for a few drinks to discuss the how awesome Elephant Talk was!

Our 2014 Call for Presentations is Open!

You can read all about our Call for Speakers by clicking here. Keep in mind that not all of our talks will necessarily be about Hadoop and Spark. We plan to offer a very board range of talks of interest to anyone searching, visualizing, managing, or analyzing massive amounts of data. We want to hear your great presentation ideas.