Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hadoop goes to Harvard

There is a community of Big Data experts called Experfy, and it is "Made in Boston" and backed by Harvard Innovation Lab. They do Hadoop there, and have pretty interesting projects. This would make Hadoop quite happy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Packt’s $5 eBonanza returns

Just got these news from Packt (of course this includes our recently published book)

Following the success of last year’s festive offer, Packt Publishing will be celebrating the Holiday
season with an even bigger $5 offer. From Thursday 18th December, every eBook and video will be available on the publisher’s website for just $5. Customers are invited to purchase as many as they like before the offer ends on Tuesday January 6th, making it the perfect opportunity to try something new or to take your skills to the next  level as 2015 begins.

With all $5 products available in a range of formats and DRM-free, customers will find great value
content delivered exactly how they want it across Packt’s website this Xmas and New Year.

Find out more at www.packtpub.com/packt5dollar


Media Contact: sam@packtpub.com

About Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, we have published over 2000 books and videos so far, providing IT
professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done –whether that’s specific
learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.