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From James Seigel <ja...@tynt.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop in Canada
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:40:48 GMT
I apologize posing it to user. 

Sorry. Forgot about General

Thanks J-D

James.
On 2011-03-29, at 11:33 AM, Jean-Daniel Cryans wrote:

> (moving to general@ since this is not a question regarding the usage
> of the hadoop commons, which I BCC'd)
> 
> I moved from Montreal to SF a year and a half ago because I saw two
> things 1) companies weren't interested (they are still trying to get
> rid of COBOL or worse) or didn't have the data to use Hadoop (not
> enough big companies) and 2) the universities were either uninterested
> or just amused by this "new comer". I know of one company that really
> does cool stuff with Hadoop in Montreal and it's Hopper
> (www.hopper.travel, they are still in closed alpha AFAIK) who also
> organized hackreduce.org last weekend. This is what their CEO has to
> say to the question "Is there something you would do differently now
> if you would start it over?":
> 
> Move to the Valley.
> 
> (see the rest here
> http://nextmontreal.com/product-market-fit-hopper-travel-fred-lalonde/)
> 
> I'm sure there are a lot of other companies that are either
> considering using or already using Hadoop to some extent in Canada
> but, like anything else, only a portion of them are interested in
> talking about it or even organizing an event.
> 
> I would actually love to see something getting organized and I'd be on
> the first plane to Y**, but I'm afraid that to achieve any sort of
> critical mass you'd have to fly in people from all the provinces. Air
> Canada becomes a SPOF :P
> 
> Now that I think about it, there's probably enough Canucks around here
> that use Hadoop that we could have our own little user group. If you
> want to have a nice vacation and geek out with us, feel free to stop
> by and say hi.
> 
> </rant>
> 
> J-D
> 
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:21 AM, James Seigel <james@tynt.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> You might remember me from a couple of weeks back asking if there were any Calgary
people interested in a “meetup” about #bigdata or using hadoop.  Well, I’ve expanded
my search a little to see if any of my Canadian brothers and sisters are using the elephant
for good or for evil.  It might be harder to grab coffee, but it would be fun to see where
everyone is.
>> 
>> Shout out if you’d like or ping me, I think it’d be fun to chat!
>> 
>> Cheers
>> James Seigel
>> Captain Hammer at Tynt.com


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