BigDataCamp, A Hadoop Unconference, Set For June 28, 2010

Amazon Web Services, Appistry , Aster Data, Concurrent, Datameer and Karmasphere Co-Sponsor Open Community Event for Hadoop Professionals

Menlo Park, CA—June 10, 2010 –  Appistry, Aster Data,  Concurrent,  Datameer,  and Karmasphere  today announced BigDataCamp, a new unconference for data engineers, enterprise architects, developers, analysts, data mining and business intelligence professionals working with or interested in learning more about Hadoop.  Amazon Web Services is also sponsoring the event and providing free Amazon Web Services credits to be used during the workshop part of the event.  BigDataCamp is designed  for users of Hadoop, MapReduce, and related technologies to exchange ideas in a loosely defined format and will take place on June 28, 2010 in Santa  Clara, Ca., the evening prior to the annual Hadoop Summit.

BigDataCamp will be led by Dave Nielsen, co-organizer of the popular CloudCamp series of unconferences. Pre-defined topics will include best practices in application development and advanced analytics and will be presented in the form of a workshop with free Amazon Web Services credits for use with Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Other topics will be determined by conference attendees through majority-vote rule.

BigDataCamp is free but limited to 150 attendees. BigDataCamp attendees will receive a 30% discount on registration for the Hadoop Summit.  More information and registration details can be found at www.bigdatacamp.org.