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From Andrew Purtell <andrew.purt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: getting into the industry, is theory enough?
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:19:43 GMT
I think Dima's point was, please correct me if I am wrong, if you are looking for HBase related
work, then contributing something to the project that gets your name associated with the technology
in public will have relevant companies taking an interest in you they wouldn't otherwise.
This is definitely true, even if the job offered isn't HBase open source dev. 

> On Oct 20, 2014, at 10:30 AM, S Ahmed <sahmed1020@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dima,
> I think there is a def. a benefit by contributing to the actual o/s
> project, but at the same time it is also not really what you would be doing
> at work and the learning curve is that much higher.
>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 3:47 AM, Dima Spivak <dspivak@cloudera.com> wrote:
>> Dear S,
>> If you're interested in HBase, you can't go wrong with reading the ref
>> guide (hbase.apache.org/book.html) and checking out open JIRAs (
>> issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE) waiting for someone to fix them :).
>> Even if you don't want to go into developing the technology itself, there's
>> no better way to prove your ability to use it than by contributing to the
>> open source project and employers absolutely take note of that.
>> All the best,
>>   Dima
>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Rendon, Carlos (KBB - Irvine) <
>> Carlos.Rendon@kbb.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I can tell you my experience. I saw a job opening at KBB.com that had to
>>> do with crunching large amounts of data for user personalization. I took
>>> the job and they provided Hadoop/HBase training.
>>> When interviewing, I focused on my previous successful experiences
>> working
>>> on projects involving data analysis at large scale. In my case prior
>>> technologies were things like Microsoft SQL Server and custom Java code.
>> I
>>> didn't have any Hadoop experience but I did have experience with data
>>> analysis. I also talked about prior successful software projects I had
>>> finished, and general software engineering skills.
>>> Hope that helps,
>>> Carlos
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: S Ahmed [mailto:sahmed1020@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 1:18 PM
>>> To: user@hbase.apache.org
>>> Subject: RE: getting into the industry, is theory enough?
>>> Hello!
>>> How do you guys suggest someone get into the hbase/hadoop industry with a
>>> focus on the software development side (as oppose to ops) ?
>>> If all you have done is read a few books, played around with hbase and
>>> maybe cloudera's packages how exactly would that result in getting some
>>> kind of employment in the industry?
>>> I'm not sure how mature the market is so I am weary if it is a good idea
>>> or not to focus in this domain.
>>> Do most people just fall into the industry b/c their company provides
>>> training and real-life problems to solve?  i.e. you have to be in a
>> company
>>> that at some point adopts hadoop/hbase and you are fortunate enough to
>> get
>>> on the project.

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