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The Boston Hack/Reductions

On June 25th Hack/Reduce coders took over the NERD center in Cambridge. It was the biggest Hack/Reduce yet with 90 coders hacking on big data projects on a total of 600 nodes provided by Hopper and Cloudant.

As always, many were humbled by crashing bits of code but that was quickly forgotten while frantically reloading a white screen with some percentages representing your job being processed. An admittedly weird way to spend your Saturday, but you just can’t say no to the opportunity of having the power of hundreds of machines at your fingertips to serve your hastily crafted code. Continue reading