Those who are interested to work on Hadoop, One commonly asked question that I got from these people is what Hadoop feature can I work on?
Here are some items that I have in mind that are good topics for students to attempt if they want to work in Hadoop.
The first thing for a student who wants to do any of these projects is to download the code from HDFS and MAPREDUCE. Then create an account in the bug tracking software here. Please search for an existing JIRA that describes your project; if none exists then please create a new JIRA. Then please write a design document proposal so that the greater Apache Hadoop community can deliberate on the proposal and post this document to the relevant JIRA.
If anybody else have any new project ideas, please add them as comments to this blog post.