November 5, 2013
RICON West, Basho’s distributed systems conference, took over San Francisco last week. RICON West was the largest RICON to date and was a huge success. We brought in speakers from both industry and academia to discuss the theory, practice, and importance of running distributed systems in production – as well as some predictions on what’s in store for the future.
For those that couldn’t attend RICON West, there was also a live stream available so you could tune in and watch all of the great talks. While we are editing the recorded talks, the video stream will remain available for you to watch any of the talks you missed or would like to rewatch. You can rewatch the video stream here.
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October 30, 2013
Today is the second day of RICON West, Basho’s distributed systems conference. If you weren’t able to make it out to San Francisco for the conference, tune in to our live stream to watch all of the great talks.
Day One of RICON West was an exciting one. Basho announced the availability of the Riak 2.0 Technical Preview (which Eric Redmond and Joseph Blomstedt described in more detail during their talks) and James Hughes of Seagate did the first live demo of the Kinetic Open Storage platform and Riak.
We also heard some amazing sessions from Pat Helland (Salesforce), Lindsey Kuper (Indiana University), Miles O’Connell (StackMob), Justin Shoffstall (Basho), Charlie Voiselle (Basho), Jeff Hodges (Twitter), Peter Bailis (UC Berkeley), Ryland Degnan (Netflix), and Derek Murray (Microsoft Research). We wrapped up Day One with Lightning Talks from across the industry and celebrated at Twenty Five Lusk (thanks for the drinks, Tower3 and Github!).
Today is another full day of amazing talks. Check out talks from Justin Sheehy (Basho), Diego Ongaro (Stanford University), Jeremy Ong (TBA), Jordan West (Basho), Susan Potter (Finsignia), Jason Brown (Netflix), Michael Bernstein (Code Climate), Sam Elliott (Basho), Andrew Thompson (Basho), Raja Selvaraj (The Weather Company), and Arvinda Gillella (The Weather Company). Additionally, Google Fellow, Jeff Dean, will be delivering the closing keynote on “The Tail at Scale: Achieving Rapid Response Times in Large Online Services.”