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.
October 24, 2013
Next week, Basho will be sponsoring the O’Reilly Strata conference. This conference focuses on big data technologies and brings together decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts to discuss how to collect and use data successfully. The Strata Conference is combined with Hadoop World and takes place in New York City on October 28-30th.
On Wednesday, October 30th at 1:45pm, Jim Englert will speak on “Testing Riak for Multiple Data-Center Support: A Case Study.” Jim is the Lead Software Engineer at Gilt and will discuss his experience evaluating Riak before using it as the backend for the company’s main user store. In this talk, Jim will go through the testing process, the results of this stress test, and how Gilt – one of the top eCommerce companies in the U.S. – managed to test the features in production without outages or other interruptions. He will also discuss the strategy, tools, and processes necessary to achieve this feat in just five days, and also cover Gilt’s motivation for investigating Riak (such as the ability to span multiple data centers to expand across the Gilt’s physically separated data centers and into the cloud).
Before his talk, Jim will also be hosting office hours to further discuss Gilt’s use of Riak to help solve a variety of issues including disaster recovery, data availability across data centers, and scalability.
Throughout the conference, be sure and stop by the Basho booth for more information about Riak and how it can handle critical data at scale.
September 30, 2013
While the biggest event of October is Basho’s distributed systems conference, RICON West, we will still be traveling the world to attend many other events this month. Here’s a look at where you can find us during the weeks leading up to RICON.
Monktoberfest: Basho’s Director of Marketing, Tyler Hannan, will be speaking at Monktoberfest on “Medieval Art, Collective Intelligence, and Language Abuse – The Ethos of Distributed Systems.” Monktoberfest will take place in Portland, ME from Oct. 3-4.
Erlang Factory Lite: Basho will have speakers at both the Chicago event (Oct. 4th) and the Berlin event (Oct. 16th). Check out talks from Chris Meiklejohn and Steve Vinoski to learn more about Riak, Erlang, and distributed systems.
CloudConnect Chicago: Basho is a sponsor and exhibitor of CloudConnect Chicago, taking place Oct. 21-23. Basho engineer, John Burwell, will also be speaking about building private clouds with Apache CloudStack and Riak CS.
O’Reilly Strata: Basho will be exhibiting and speaking at the upcoming O’Reilly Strata conference in New York from Oct. 28-30. Stop by our booth and find out why we will all be using distributed systems in the future.