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From "Tsz Wo \(Nicholas\), Sze" <s29752-hadoop...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: A brief report of Second Hadoop in China Salon
Date Sat, 16 May 2009 01:21:40 GMT


Nicholas Sze

----- Original Message ----
> From: He Yongqiang <heyongqiang@software.ict.ac.cn>
> To: "core-dev@hadoop.apache.org" <core-dev@hadoop.apache.org>; "core-user@hadoop.apache.org"
> Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 6:09:50 PM
> Subject: A brief report of Second Hadoop in China Salon
> Hi, all    
> In May 9, we held the second Hadoop In China salon.  About 150 people
> attended, 46% of them are engineers/managers from industry companies, and
> 38% of them are students/professors from universities and institutes.  This
> salon was successfully held with great technical support from Yahoo! Beijing
> R&D, Zheng Shao from Facebook Inc., Wang Shouyan from Baidu Inc. and many
> other high technology companies in China. We got over one hundred feedbacks
> from attendees, and most of them are interested in details and wants more
> discussions. And 1/3 of them want we to include more topics or more sessions
> for hadoop subprojects. And most students/professors want to be more
> familiar with hadoop and try to find new research topic on top of hadoop.
> Most students want to involve themselves and contribute to hadoop, but do
> not know how or find it is a little difficulty because of language/zone
> problems.    
>    Thank you all the attendees again. Without you, it would never success.
>   We already put the slides on site: www.hadooper.cn, and the videos are
> coming soon.
>   BTW, I insist on letting this event to be nonprofit. In the past two
> meetings, we did not charge anyone for anything.

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