Nathan Marz (BackType)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Clojure has led to a significant reduction in complexity in BackType's systems. BackType uses Clojure all over the backend, from processing data on Hadoop to a custom database to realtime workers. In this talk Nathan will give a crash course on Clojure and using it to build data-driven systems.


Nathan Marz is the Lead Engineer at BackType, a marketing intelligence company that collects and analyzes in real-time terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, social news sites, and millions of blogs. He is the author of Cascalog, an open source tool for processing data on Hadoop using Clojure. Nathan is a frequent speaker at events about Big Data, including Cloud Connect, the Hadoop Summit, Hadoop Day, and various user groups in the Bay Area. Nathan writes a blog at .

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