Open Hack Night Columbia: April 10

Open Hack Night Columbia!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
IT-oLogy Technology Center
1301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC

April Topics:

Real World Hadoop: A Case Study - Dean Hallman

As the Internet produces more and more data, volume is outstripping our capacity to keep up, understand and react to all the information flowing into a business. Hadoop is the open-source community's answer to this new class of "big data" problems. And its explosive growth is presenting huge opportunity for those who can wield this incredible tool. This talk will introduce Hadoop and its eco-system, the class of problems they are useful in solving, and specifically how we at Scripps Networks Interactive are using Hadoop to solve the company's big data ingestion, financial reporting and analytics problems. This talk will present a very high-level, conceptual framework and architectural overview, useful in framing more detailed dives into specific areas of the technology set. Dean Hallman is a Senior Software Engineer working remotely for uLive.com, a division of Scripps Networks Interactive, where he has been instrumental in defining and implementing the company's Big Data strategy, architecture and Insights engine. Prior to Scripps, Dean spent much of his career as an entrepreneur, co-founding or early entrant to several successful startups, including Stingray Software, Pronto.com and most recently, Realgravity.com. Dean is a Columbia native and holds a BS in Electrical & Software Engineering from the University of South Carolina, and a MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Why Developers Love Drupal

Speakers: Tom Sliker, SC Drupal User Group President; Will Jackson, Drupal Trainer

Drupal features an amazing collection of features allowing any type of site. Whether your site is a blog, brochure company site, full blown social community, ecommerce shopping site, or an informational site for an organization Drupal is the right tool for the job.
Key features are scalability, stability, performance, and cost. It is Open Source and supports strong search engine optimization out of the box.
Thousands of developers are contributing to Drupal’s core (the main code that makes up Drupal) and there are more than 10,000 modules that have been contributed by the Drupal community which extend Drupal’s functionality.
Learn more about why developers love Drupal.