This year’s OSCON has lots of chances for you to hear about Riak. And, the Basho team will be presenting some great new Riak features as well. OSCON Data is a special track of the conference, dedicated to all things open and data-oriented – sure to be a hotbed of cool new open source projects and updates on more established platforms like Riak.
Also – be sure to stay on the lookout for Basho community manager Mark Phillips – he’s always up to hear about how people are usuing Riak, directing the curious to the right resources – oh, and he always has some cool Riak schwag on hand.
A few members of the Basho Team are at OSCON all week. We are here to take part in the amazing talks and tutorials, but also to talk to Riak users and community members.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a brief chat with Andrew Harvey, a developer who hails from Sydney, Australia and works for a startup called Lexer. They are building some awesome applications around brand monitoring and analytics, and Riak is helping in that effort.
In this short clip, Andrew gives me the scoop on Lexer and shares a few details around why and how they are using Riak (and MySQL) at Lexer.
(Deepest apologies for the shakiness. I forgot the Tripod.)
Basho is sending some team members to Portland to take part in the two great events happening up there over the next week. Antony Falco, Mark Phillips (that’s me) and John Hornbeck will be in “Stumptown” starting today for the Community Leadership Summit and OSCON. (We’ll be landing at around 9PST if you want to meet us at PDX with welcome signs.)
If you would like to meet-up or want to say “hi” leave a comment, message us on Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll have shirts and stickers with us, too, so if you would like to get your hands on some Riak swag make sure to get in touch. I’ll also be staggering around with a video camera, looking to interview anyone who has used or ever thought about using Riak or any other piece of Basho software. Users beware…