November 17, 2011

The Riak 1.0 Release Party happened just over a week ago in San Francisco. It was an exceptional evening, and we were able to bring together the Basho Team and a huge number of local Riak community members to celebrate the release.

In addition to the excellent food, drinks, company, and conversation, we had two great talks. The first was delivered by Basho’s CTO Justin Sheehy and he did about 20 minutes on the origins of Basho and Riak, and precisely how and why we got to Riak 1.0. After Justin concluded, Dave “Dizzy” Smith, Basho’s Director of Engineering, closed things up with some passionate words about where Riak and Basho are going and why he’s excited to be a part of it.

Most importantly, if you weren’t able to attend, we recorded the talks so no one would miss out on the action. They are well worth the 30 minutes and at the end of it you can call yourself a “Riak Historian”. You can find the video below. We also took some photos of the event. Those are below, too.

Enjoy, and thanks for being a part of Riak.

The Basho Team