Our Community is an eclectic group of engineers, architects, academics and enthusiasts who care about solving the hardest problems of distributed systems with open source software. Riak, written in Erlang, tackles the continuing complexity of persisting unstructured data with an architecture uniquely designed to scale.
As a Community, our core belief is that there is no question too simple. You can freely share questions, answers and feedback without hesitation.
Join the Riak discussion on the riak-user list or the #riak room on irc.freenode.net. We also have loyal followings on StackOverflow and a small contingent on Reddit. If you’re looking for production support, we also have paid Riak support options available.
We love to dig into the challenges of distributed computing, starting from CAP theorem and getting into the nitty gritty of application architectures. Join your local Riak Meetup to keep up with events in your area or offer to host an event yourself. We’re glad to send you schwag to make it a great time.
Our most active Meetups are:
All Meetups are visible by searching on Meetup.com.
Riak is build on the belief that open source is worth the effort. All our public code is available under Basho on GitHub. While we’re still working to more actively accept pull requests, you can create issues and feature requests in GitHub Issues for each project (and if you are not sure, please post a question at the mailing list first).
In good digital citizen fashion, the engineers behind Riak give back whenever they can. Here are the most notable contributions:
Rebar – is an Erlang build tool that makes it easy to compile and test Erlang applications, port drivers and releases.
Webmachine – an application layer that adds HTTP semantic awareness on top of the excellent bit-pushing and HTTP syntax-management provided by mochiweb.
Lager – (as in the beer) is a logging framework for Erlang. Its purpose is to provide a more traditional way to perform logging in an erlang application that plays nicely with traditional UNIX logging tools like logrotate and syslog.
Join us at RICON
If you’re as excited about distributed systems as we are, be sure to join our yearly conference known as RICON. It’s an intimate, multi-track day for sysadmins, developers and computer scientists alike. We welcome anyone, regardless of title or company, to join us.
Stay tuned for more news on this year
See talks from past years here
A Community is built around the code to help foster its growth, maturity, and adoption. Like the code, it needs to evolve, and unless it’s moving forward and being refined continuously, it ceases to be valuable.
You can give back as a member of our community by contributing to our public project: The Riak Community. You can help define our Meetup strategy and Code of Conduct or open GitHub Issues for other requests.
And thank you. We’re happy you’re here.