Over 300 attendees gathered at RICON East for two days to hear talks from all different industries. One talk that attracted a particularly large crowd was the opening keynote. Dr. Margo Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of CS at Harvard University, presented the keynote, “Automatically Scalable Computing.”
In this talk, she discusses how computational infrastructure has been able to scale into increasingly parallel multi-core and blade-based systems; however, the ability to easily produce software that can successfully exploit such systems has continued to stumble. She then presents trajectory-based execution, a radical approach for achieving automatic scalability. This groundbreaking research has achieved surprisingly good speedup in limited domains and has enormous potential. You can watch her full talk below:
RICON East, Basho’s distributed systems conference, took place last month in New York. Hundreds of developers and academics gathered for two days to learn how distributed systems are being used in production and where they’ll be in the future.
Over the next few weeks, we will be posting the videos of the talks on the RICON East Archive. These videos are open to anyone and feature speakers from various distributed systems backgrounds. Slides for all of the talks are also available in the Archive.
The first six videos are already available on the site. These videos are:
Basho is also hosting another distributed systems conference, RICON West, in San Francisco on October 29-30th. We already have some great speakers lined up, including Jeff Dean (Google Fellow), Kate Matsudaira (Founder and CTO of Pop Forms), Peter Bailis (PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley), Justin Sheehy (CTO at Basho Technologies), Jeff Hodges (Distributed Systems Engineer at Twitter), and Diego Ongaro (PhD Candidate at Stanford University). Early bird tickets are on sale now.
Be on the lookout for more videos coming soon and we’ll see you at RICON West!
On May 13-14, RICON East will take place in New York City – with tickets still available here. RICON is Basho’s series of distributed system conferences for developers. We first launched RICON last October at the sold out San Francisco show. This year, we have three conferences scheduled across the globe, with the first in New York.
RICON East will bring together developers, engineers, architects, and scientists to discuss Riak, as well as key emerging research areas and approaches to solving the challenges faced by the industry today.
Earlier this week, the confirmed speaker line-up was released and can be found here. Here’s a look at some of the speakers:
Shawn Gravelle, IT Architect at State Farm Insurance
Ed Laczynski, VP of Cloud Strategy and Architecture at Datapipe
Brian Akins, Chief Operations Engineer at Turner Broadcasting System
Sathish Gaddipati, VP of Enterprise Data at The Weather Channel
Michajlo Matijkiw, Senior Software Engineer at Comcast
Many Basho engineers will also be speaking throughout the conference, including: Andy Gross, Sean Cribbs, Matthew Von-Maszewski, Ryan Zezeski, and Chris Tilt.
If you still haven’t purchased your tickets, there are still some available here! Also check out some of last year’s amazing talks or reach out to Mark Phillips if you’re interested in group ticket discounts or sponsorships opportunities