On March 30, 2016, MapR announced the Converge Community, which offers online assets that enable Hadoop and Spark developers, data analysts, and administrators to engage in technical discussions and share expertise that furthers the advancement of the big data community as a whole. A year later, the Converge Community is bursting with over 7,300 registered community members who are connecting, interacting, and learning from each other, producing over 2,355 answered questions and 2,633 pieces of new content.
Here’s a quick look at the top five pieces of content and questions:
Top Five Places
Answers, where members share Q&A
MapR Academy, where online discussions are available for course takers
Products and Services, which offer centralized content by product
Meetups and Events, which supports open source community organizers
The Exchange, where members share tutorials, code samples, and more
Top Five Content Assets
Top Five Questions
We plan to continue working to improve the experience for members. More recently, we have introduced more features in the community to encourage knowledge sharing, such as:
- Blog posting capability to all members, where our top two sharers are Issam Hijazi and Patrick Moran. Thank you both for all your contributions!
- New MapR Book Club, which offers open discussions of books related to big data technologies.
- New Product & Services Pages, where content and resources are centralized to help faster knowledge sharing.
From all of us here at MapR, thank you for your strong participation in this vibrant community. Be sure to visit the Converge Community often, as we are constantly adding new content, and members continue to ask/answer new questions every day. As always, we welcome your feedback and ideas about the new community: please share them here and also take part in our poll about your Converge Community experience.