For the second time, a group of bright and talented developers gathered at clearspring to discuss Big Data.The first Big Data DC meetup had a great turnout. Rather then write up a summary, I decided to check out storify and build my first one for the meetup. Once again all of the talks were great. If you have an interest in big data and the technical ways to work with it, you should check it out.
What do you think of this format? Is this something you would like to see for future meetups or would you prefer a more traditional summary post?
Open Source Software and BBQ go together like Mac and Cheese. This was especially true on the night of 14 June 2011 when WordPress DC, DC PHP, jQuery DC, and Fathom Creative joined forces to celebrate Open Source Software. One hundred and fifty people came together and socialized over Pork, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers and plenty of sides.
There are a number of reasons the event was the success that it was. A few people who deserve a huge pat on the back are:
Carrie Hoover graciously allowed us to use her smoker and helped us smoke the approximately eighty pounds of pork shoulder that everyone enjoyed.
A guy in NYC got a ticket for riding his bike not in the bike lane. His reaction was to make this video showing what happens when you ride your bike only in the bike lane. Make sure to watch till the end.
This is an RFS, or Request for Suggestions for music. Tomorrow is a hackathon at work and I’m going to spend 24 hours working on something fun. I need some music to power me through those small hours of the morning. I’m looking for something with a good beat. If you let me know a suggestion, I’ll let you know what I think of it.