April 7, 2014
This month, it’s all about developer conferences – both local and international. If you’re in the area, come and say hi. We always love to chat Riak and can answer any questions you may have. If you aren’t going to be at any of these events, check out the Riak Mailing List for questions or Contact Us to help get started with Riak.
Here is a look at where we’ll be this month.
PyCon 2014: On the Wednesday (April 9th) of PyCon 2014, Basho Technical Evangelist, Tom Santero, will host a free workshop on “Building Applications on Riak,” starting at 1:30pm. PyCon takes place April 9-17 in Montreal, Canada.
ChefConf 2014: Basho will be attending ChefConf and our technical evangelists will be available to answer any Riak questions you may have. ChefConf 2014 takes place April 15-17 in San Francisco, CA.
CRAFT Conference: Basho is a proud sponsor of CRAFT Conference, which takes place April 23-25 in Budapest, Hungary. We will have a booth setup so stop by to grab some great swag and chat Riak.
NoSQL Matters: At NoSQL Matters: Cologne, Basho Technical Evangelist, Joel Jacobson, will present on “CRDTs in Riak,” one of the new features available with Riak 2.0. His talk will take place at 12:30pm on April 30th. NoSQL Matters: Cologne takes place April 29-30 in Cologne, Germany.
For a full list of where we’ll be, both in April and beyond, visit our Events Page.
March 5, 2014
This month features a wide range of developer events, major conferences, and various meetups. Here’s a look at some of where we’ll be in March.
Erlang Factory: Erlang Factory SF brings together the rapidly growing community that uses Erlang in order to showcase the language and its various application to today’s distributed environments. Come hear talks by Basho’s own Tom Santero, Joseph Blomstedt, Chris Meiklejohn, and Joe DeVivo. We will also have a table set up to answer any questions about Riak. Erlang Factory takes place March 6-7 in San Francisco.
Game Developer’s Conference: GDC is the largest gaming industry event and will take place March 17-21 in San Francisco. Eric Liaw (Co-Founder and Developer, Quark Games) and Seth Thomas (Technical Evangelist, Basho) will be speaking on “Riak for Gaming” on Thursday, March 20th at 11:30am. Basho will also be exhibiting, so stop by and grab a t-shirt.
Clojure/West: Clojure/West takes place March 24-26 in San Francisco. Basho engineer, Reid Draper, will be speaking on “Powerful Testing with simple-check” and the Basho team will be available to answer questions about Riak.
Meetups: On March 12th, Hector Castro (Basho Technical Evangelist) will talk about Riak CS at OpenStack Boston. Both Tom Santero (Basho Technical Evangelist) and Hector Castro will talk about Riak CS and the underlying architecture, Riak, at OpenStack Connecticut on March 18th. Tom Santero will present on Highly Available Applications in the Cloud on March 19th at OpenStack New York. Finally, Hector Castro will talk about Riak CS and Riak at OpenStack Philly on March 20th.
For a full list of where we’ll be, check out the Events Page.
February 3, 2014
2014 is an exciting year for Basho and, as usual, we are traveling the world to let you know what we’re up to. Here’s a look at where we’ll be this February.
LA Ruby Conf 2014: Basho is a proud sponsor and we will be in LA to chat Riak and answer any questions you may have. LA Ruby Conf takes place February 6-8.
New York Meetup: On February 10th, Basho Technical Evangelist, Hector Castro, will present on “Supporting Riak and Riak CS Deployments with Chef” at DigitalOcean. He will explore the history of maintaining the Riak/Riak CS cookbooks and discuss how people are using them. He will also discuss how Basho is planning to revamp the cookbooks to take advantage of features coming in Riak 2.0.
O’Reilly Strata: Basho is a proud sponsor of O’Reilly Strata in Santa Clara (February 11-13). Be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about Riak and grab some swag.
Big Ruby Conf: Basho Technical Evangelist, Hector Castro, will be presenting “Throw Some Keys On It: Data Modeling for Key/Value Data Stores by Example” on February 21st. Big Ruby Conf takes place in Dallas, TX from February 20-21.
Code PaLOUsa: Code PaLOUsa takes place in Louisville, KY from February 24-26. On February 24th at 9am, we will be hosting a Riak workshop. In addition, Alex Moore (Basho Client Services Engineer) will speak on “Scaling Your Data Safely for Fun and Profit with Riak,” Sean Cribbs (Basho Software Engineer) will speak on “In Search of the Software Ursatz,” and John Daily (Basho Technical Evangelist) will speak on “Erlang, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let Things Fail.”
Open Source Conference: Open Source Conference takes place from February 28-March 1 in Tokyo, Japan. Kaz Suzuki from Basho will be presenting an introduction to Riak and Riak CS. He will also be demoing Riak CS at the Basho booth.
For a full list of where we’ll be, check out the Events Page.
November 6, 2013
RICON West may be over, but we still have a few major conferences and events to wrap up before the year is up. Here are some of the highlights of where we’ll be in November.
OpenStack Summit: The OpenStack Summit will bring together key technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. This Summit will feature case studies, workshops, and technical sessions for both cloud operators and developers. Basho engineer, Eric Redmond, will be on-site to answer any questions about Riak CS and OpenStack. The OpenStack Summit will take place in Hong Kong from November 5-8th.
Build a Cloud Days: Build a Cloud Days helps attendees deploy a cloud computing environment using CloudStack and other cloud infrastructure tools. Basho consulting engineer, John Burwell, will present on private cloud design principles and best practices. It will take place on November 8th in Washington DC.
QCon: Basho is a proud sponsor of QCon San Francisco, which will take place November 11-13th. Basho technical evangelist, Tom Santero, will discuss the benefits and challenges of working on distributed teams in his talk, “Making Virtual and Remote Teams Shine.” Basho will also have a booth set up to answer any questions about Riak or Riak CS.
AWS re:Invent: Basho is a gold sponsor of AWS re:Invent, the largest gathering of developers and technical leaders from the AWS community. Bryson Koehler, CIO of The Weather Company, will be speaking about how The Weather Company uses Riak in his session, “How the Weather Company Monetizes Weather, the Original Big Data Challenge.” Basho will also be available at the booth to discuss Riak or Riak CS. AWS re:Invent will take place in Las Vegas from November 12-15th.
For a full list of where we’ll be for the rest of the year, check out the Events Page.
September 4, 2013
September will be a busy month for all of us at Basho. Not only is our own RICON developer conference coming up at the end of October, but we will be traveling all over the world to attend various conferences and host meetups. Here is a look at where you can find us this month.
Open Source Conference 2013 Hokkaido: Basho Engineer, Kaz Suzuki, will provide an “Introduction to Riak and Riak CS” talk during the Open Source Conference in Hokkaido, Japan on September 14th. He will also be demoing Riak CS at our booth.
Linux Cloud Open: Basho is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Linux Cloud Open conference. If you are in New Orleans from September 16-18th, stop by our booth to learn more about our open source cloud storage software, Riak CS.
Strangeloop 2013: Basho is a sponsor of Strangeloop 2013, taking place September 18-20th in St. Louis. Garrett Eardley, Software Engineer at Riot Games, will also be speaking about how they use Riak at Riot Games.
Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit 2013: Basho is sponsoring and speaking at the Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit, hosted by 451 Research. Basho EVP and CMO, Bobby Patrick, will be speaking on a panel entitled “Profiting from Cloud Storage in an Era of Software-Defined Everything” on September 25th. Check out this panel or visit our booth from September 23-25th in Las Vegas.
For a full list of where we’ll be for the rest of the year, check out the Events Page.
August 5, 2013
This month, Basho will be at Meetups and other events all over the world – presenting on all things Riak and distributed systems. Here are some of the highlights of where we’ll be in August:
Boston Meetup: Tonight, David Bishop (Lead Systems Administrator at Synacor) will discuss his experience using Riak Enterprise to power a cross-datacenter video metadata product behind some of the biggest ISP’s portals in the business.
DC Meetup: This Meetup will be focused on using different technologies to power mobile apps. It will feature case studies from Rovio and Zope Corporation. This event will take place on August 8th and you can register here.
Los Angeles Meetup: Learn about the new features and updates available with Riak 1.4, including eventually consistent counters. You can register for this August 13th event here.
Berlin Meetup: This eBay Meetup will feature two speakers, including Basho Chief Architect Andy Gross. Andy will speak about the resurgence in interest in both theoretical and applied distributed systems, explore new areas of promising research, and provide practical advice for dealing with systems in our new distributed world. You can register for this August 15th event here.
PuppetConf: Basho will be attending PuppetConf in San Francisco from August 22-23. Come visit our booth and meet our Director of Community, Mark Phillips and our Solutions Engineer, Pavan Venkatesh. Bring any Riak questions and get some great swag.
This is just a few of the events we’ll be at throughout August. For a complete list, check out the Events Page.
July 8, 2013
This month, the Basho team will be attending and speaking at a wide variety of conferences, as well as hosting many meetups all over the world. If you’re going to be at any of these events, we’d love to meet you! Feel free to contact us if you’d like to meet or if you have any questions about Riak.
Below are some highlights of where we’ll be:
Lambda Jam: On July 8-10 in Chicago, IL, Basho will be speaking at Lambda Jam. John Daily will be speaking on “Distributed Programming with Riak Core and Pipe,” Steve Vinoski will be speaking on “Addressing Network Congestion in Riak Clusters,” and Sean Cribbs and Chris Meiklejohn will be speaking on “Functional Web Applications with Webmachine.”
O’Reilly OSCON: Eric Redmond will be speaking on “Distributed Patterns in Action” at O’Reilly OSCON in Portland, OR (July 22-26).
DevCon5: Sarah Drasner will be speaking about using “CSS Animation to Tell a Story” at DevCon5 in New York City (July 24-25).
For a full list of where we’ll be throughout the year, visit our Events Page.
June 3, 2013
This summer, Basho will be traveling all over the world to sponsor and speak at various events. Keep an eye on our Events Page to see where we’ll be next. If you’re going to be at any of these events, we’d love to meet with you. Simply contact us and we can schedule a time for you to meet with a Basho team member.
Below are some highlights of where we will be:
Erlang User Conference: This conference brings together companies and developers using Erlang from all over the world. Join us in Stockholm, Sweden from June 10-14 to hear Bryan Fink, Basho’s Principal Software Engineer, speak on Riak Pipe and load distribution.
QCON: Basho will be at QCon in New York, NY from June 12-14, where we will be discussing how to select the right database technology and some existing and emerging data storage challenges. Basho’s Technical Evangelist, Tom Santero, will also be presenting “Riak, Latency, and Distributed Systems” on the first day.
GigaOm Structure SF: Basho is a proud sponsor of GigaOm Structure SF. This event takes place June 19-20 in San Francisco, CA. Basho’s Chief Architect, Andy Gross, will discuss the resurgence in interest in both theoretical and applied distributed systems and provide practical advice for dealing with systems in a newly distributed world.
For a full list of where we will be in June, visit our Events Page.
April 23, 2013
During the rest of April, Basho will be speaking and sponsoring events around the United States and internationally. If you want to meet up with a Basho team member at one of these events, contact us to set up a time, or send us a note on Twitter. Below are some of the highlights:
NY Tech Day: Basho will be exhibiting at NY Tech Day (April 25) in New York, a massive science fair where entrepreneurs can exhibit their startups to thousands of consumers, investors, first adopters, job seekers, major companies, press and media.
NoSQL Matters: Basho is sponsoring NoSQL Matters (April 26-27) in Cologne, Germany. Additionally, Basho engineers, Sean Cribbs and Eric Redmond, will be speaking about Riak Technologies.
RailsConf: Basho will be attending RailsConf (April 29-May 2) in Portland. It is the largest gathering of Rails developers (and most of the time, Rubyists) in the world, drawing world-class developers and companies together to see the state of the art in Rails and web development.
We hope to see you at one of these events! For a full list of events this month and in upcoming months, visit our Events Page.
March 11, 2013
Nearly each day this month, we will be speaking at conferences, hosting meetups, and sponsoring events. For a full list of events, visit our Events Page. If you want to meet up with a Basho team member at one of these events, contact us to set up a time. Below are some of the highlights:
GigaOM Structure: Basho will be speaking at two different sessions at GigaOM Structure (March 20-21) in New York. Come hear Basho CTO, Justin Sheehy, and Technical Evangelist, Tom Santero, speak, stop by our booth, or attend our cocktail reception on March 20th.
Game Developer Conference 2013: Basho Chief Architect, Andy Gross, will be speaking at the Game Developer Conference at a session titled “Gaming on NoSQL: Building Available, Fast Services with Riak.” GDC will be held March 25-29 in San Francisco. Check out our session and booth to learn more about how gaming platforms can use Riak.
Meetups: This month, we are hosting a number of meetups all over the country. If you’re in Austin, come visit us at BlackLocus on March 11th, if you’re in Seattle, visit us on March 13th at Blue Box Group, if you’re in Chicago, visit us on March 14th at Braintree, or if you’re in Boston, check us out on March 27th at Basho’s Cambridge office. We’ll also be at Riot Games in LA on March 19th and in Portland on March 28th at NedSpace.
Sponsored Events: Basho will be sponsoring Erlang Factory 2013 in San Francisco (March 18-22), Clojure/West in Portland (March 18-20), Open Analytics Summit in Arlington, VA (March 25), and Monitorama in Boston (March 28-29).
Hope to see you soon!