Hello World: This is my first post as the new guy facilitating and coordinating developer community outreach for Cloudera. I am extremely excited to become a new node in the Hadoop ecosystem and involved in the global, thriving community of developers coding against Hadoop and its related projects.
My most recent experience involves deep interest in the Java ecosystem – which achieved ubiquity not only for technical reasons, but also thanks to a vast group of passionate users who committed themselves to Java’s adoption. There are many lessons there for those of us who want to see the Hadoop edition meet that standard.
How do we get there? At this early stage, compared to very mature ecosystems, knowledge about Hadoop development and admin is concentrated in a smaller number of people. For that reason, organic crowdsourcing is still inefficient. Instead, we need to unlock the brains of Hadoop ecosystem rock stars, inside as well as outside Cloudera, and make them accessible to the community at large (not literally, of course). At the same time, we need to help more efficiently bring your feedback and experience into the community.
If you were to ask me about focus areas for meeting those goals, the list would include:
These are just a few of my initial thoughts. Have any other ideas? Would be great to see them in comments.
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