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From tim robertson <timrobertson...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Informal Meetup - San Fran area 6,7,8 September?
Date Mon, 07 Sep 2009 20:46:47 GMT
Thanks Stack,

Around 14:00 it is then.  Markus and one (possibly 2) colleagues from
Berkeley and myself will be coming.

Cheers,
Tim


On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 1:35 PM, stack<stack@duboce.net> wrote:
> Thats where you'll find me.  Come at 2pm or come at 12pm if you want to eat
> (its hit and miss).
> St.Ack
>
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 11:10 PM, tim robertson <timrobertson100@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Thanks Stack,
>>
>> Are we able to come to your place at all?  Is it 475 Brannan St?  Fred
>> Z also contacted me and said Tuesday would work for him as well.
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Tim
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 8:54 PM, stack<stack@duboce.net> wrote:
>> > I'm game.  Late afternoon is better.  Let me see if can get other SFers
>> to
>> > show up.  Bring your dataset.
>> > St.Ack
>> >
>> > On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 5:51 PM, tim robertson <timrobertson100@gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>> >
>> >> Is anyone available for an informal meetup?  Markus and I are in SF
>> >> leaving Wednesday morning.  We have stuff to do but can be pretty
>> >> flexible with times etc.
>> >>
>> >> Tuesday late afternoon / early evening perhaps?
>> >>
>> >> Cheers,
>> >>
>> >> Tim
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:04 PM, stack<stack@duboce.net> wrote:
>> >> > I'm game only you are arriving at bad time Tim.  Thats labor day w/e.
>> >> > Fellas won't be around (generally).  They'll be out in the desert
>> covered
>> >> in
>> >> > dust dancing around giant dolls.  So, 8th is probably the day you'll
>> >> catch
>> >> > most of the SF crew.  Just FYI.  Can help you w/ places to go np.
>> >> > St.Ack
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 9:46 AM, tim robertson <
>> >> timrobertson100@gmail.com>wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hi All,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'm going to be in the San Fran area the 6,7,8 September and would
>> >> >> love the chance to meet with some of the HBase users, developers
if
>> >> >> anyone is interested?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I work with a Global Biodiversity Information network (GBIF) that
has
>> >> >> several thousand databases publishing data using well defined XML
>> >> >> standards.  We crawl and build an index of this information that
>> >> >> currently resides in Mysql, and has 180million records in each
of the
>> >> >> 2 largest tables; and we are outgrowing mysql.  We already use
Hadoop
>> >> >> to do various processes, but are about to try HBase as the backend
>> >> >> store after doing various tests recently.  We are not a huge cluster
>> >> >> (16 nodes) but I think we are a nice case study, and because we
are
>> >> >> able to document openly and freely it could be something to reference
>> >> >> from the HBase wikis.  We are building search indexes, running
>> >> >> statistical reports, annotating records (geocoding, quality control)
>> >> >> creating maps (e.g. tile layers) etc so the output is technically
>> >> >> quite interesting and the data is used for all kinds of scientific
>> >> >> analysis.  All our code is open source.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> We are a small team (3-4 developers) so would very much like the
>> >> >> opportunity to pick the brains of others.  We are keen to help
>> improve
>> >> >> HBase as well; probably more in the testing capacity than committing
>> >> >> due to our workloads, but will do whatever we can.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Cheers,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Tim
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >
>>
>

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