October 8, 2012

At this point you probably know that for the past several months the Basho Team has been planning a two-day conference dedicated to both Riak and distributed systems. We’ve christened this conference RICON and it’s happening this Wednesday in San Francisco.

As of the middle of last week, RICON is officially sold out. A few days from now, hundreds of hackers, technologists, and executives from around the globe (just north of 350 total attendees to be exact) will descend on the W Hotel in SOMA for two full days of talks from some of the industry’s leading minds on distributed systems. (There will also be copious hacking and a big party; more details on the latter below.)

If you will not be joining us in SF this week, there is no need to be upset. In the spirit of sharing and open-source, we’ve gone through great lengths to include you:


Once the conference starts, we’ll be making all the proceedings available from the RICON Live site.

  • First and foremost, we’re live-streaming all the talks, starting at 9AM Pacific on Wednesday. This is thanks to the brilliant folks at Fastly (who, in a number of days, built the ability to stream specially for RICON).
  • Keep an eye on the #RICON2012 tweets and bump the RICON playlist in your home, office, coffee shop, or house boat.
  • Track all the code, slides, and other resources that are released at RICON.

To everyone attending Wednesday, we look forward to seeing you there. To those of you who couldn’t make it, enjoy RICON Live. And make sure to register for RICON2013.

Thanks for being a part of Riak and RICON.

The Basho Team