Engineer-to-Engineer: Evolving a New Analytical Platform with Hadoop

In the second installment of our San Francisco series of engineer-to-engineer lectures, Jeff Hammerbacher described the challenges of building data-intensive, distributed applications and how using Hadoop saved the day at Facebook.  Speaking to an audience of approximately thirty Hadoop experts and enthusiasts hailing from all around the Bay Area, the Valley, and even Seattle, he… Read More

Engineer-to-Engineer Talk: How and Why Twitter Uses Scala

To kick off our San Francisco series of engineer-to-engineer lectures on new technologies and interesting problems in consumer software, we invited in the Great Alex Payne to talk about how Twitter uses Scala, a programming language that combines traits of object-oriented languages and functional languages with an eye toward supporting concurrency better in large-scale software…. Read More