Today I started one of the three Coursera courses – Hadoop Platform and Application Framework – that I enrolled in earlier this week. A couple of years ago I started dabbling in these, but with full-time work (and life outside of work), it was often difficult to keep up. Around the same time, I also started the Swinburne Hacker Within Chapter at Swinburne, where adopted the strategy of learning tools buy building demos, rather than working through the more structured courses that Coursera provides.
So it's been fun to go back and see what courses are on offer. Hadoop is something I'd known about for quite a while now, but I hadn't really had the chance to spend some time learning about it (that's not entirely true, it just wasn't high on the list of priorities...)
In the spirit of open learning I'm putting all my notes, and any code, on GitHub.