Kostas et al,

Thanks for all your encouragement.
I will definitely be interested to join in.

I will check first with my supervisors at INRIA and confirm my presence.
In any case, I look forward to hearing / reading the outcomes of the discussions.


From: "Kostas Tzoumas" <ktzoumas@apache.org>
To: dev@flink.incubator.apache.org
Cc: "Anirvan BASU" <anirvan.basu@inria.fr>, "Stephan Ewen" <sewen@apache.org>, user@flink.incubator.apache.org
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:38:40 AM
Subject: Re: Flink Hackathon in Stockholm (October 8th / 9th)

Anirvan: it is 100% OK to come to the any of the events you are interested in. Learning by osmosis is the best way to learn.


On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Paris Carbone <parisc@kth.se> wrote:

We had a discussion yesterday at SICS with Martin Neumann regarding newcomers and development groups. Even though the stream and graph teams solely will focus on “core” prototypes and ideas it would be nice to have a small workshop for newcomers as well.  Having newcomers in the core groups would be too much overhead.

The conclusion was to announce the event in general to our university mailists and friends and then organise a small introductory workshop for new interested developers appropriately depending on the interest. If any newcomers want to participate in the hacking sessions we can assign them some short application level tasks (eg. implementing a machine learning algorithm). What do you think? Any volunteers? I guess we can have a couple of introductory presentations on that.

We also need to track who is interested to plan for more rooms if needed. Here is a sample registration form on Google docs:

If it is ok with you fill it in and let me know to disseminate it further. Any other suggestions are also welcome!


On 18 Sep 2014, at 10:20, Anirvan BASU <anirvan.basu@inria.fr<mailto:anirvan.basu@inria.fr>> wrote:


We are starting to work with Flink (since 0.5.2) for realising some use cases at INRIA.
Both the topics suggested are definitely of immediate interest in our work.

My initial question:
Is this an event for "thinking giants" only?
OR are small novices (like me) allowed to "watch in" ?
(And of course, if you want active participation in brainstorming sessions, I can lend my mouth ...)

Thanks for your consideration,

From: "Stephan Ewen" <sewen@apache.org<mailto:sewen@apache.org>>
To: dev@flink.incubator.apache.org<mailto:dev@flink.incubator.apache.org>, user@flink.incubator.apache.org<mailto:user@flink.incubator.apache.org>, "Paris Carbone" <parisc@kth.se<mailto:parisc@kth.se>>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:20:21 PM
Subject: Re: Flink Hackathon in Stockholm (October 8th / 9th)

I forgot to mention:

The Hackthons will be located at SICS/KTH in Stockholm (https://www.google.de/maps/search/sics/@59.4040169,17.9537283,16z)

Details on exact times and rooms will follow.

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Stephan Ewen <sewen@apache.org<mailto:sewen@apache.org>> wrote:
Hi everyone!

I am happy to announce that we will be having two Hackathons on Apache Flink in Stockholm, on October 8th and 9th (some of us will be there on the 10th as well, so we can extend it even).

The topics are:

 - Data Streaming applications on Apache Flink - Applications, Fault Tolerance, and general improvements with/to the experimental streaming API

 - Graph Processing - Brain storming and hacking on a prototype of the Graph processing DSL

So far, we have as topic-leaders / participants:

   - Marton Balassi
   - Gyula Fora
   - Paris Carbone
   - Hermann Gabor
   - Jonas Traub
   - Stephan Ewen

  Graph DSL
   - Vasia Kalavri
   - Martin Neumann
   - Stephan Ewen
   - Kostas Tzoumas

Anyone who is interested, let us know!