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RICON West Videos: Seagate and The Weather Company

December 3, 2013

The videos from RICON West 2013 are now available. RICON West brought together hundreds of developers to discuss distributed systems. It also featured 26 speakers over two days who spoke about new features in Riak, Riak in production, distributed systems in production, and research related to distributed systems.

In particular, there were some interesting talks related to how major companies are using Riak. James Hughes, Principal Technologist at Seagate Technology spoke on “The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform: Innovation to Enable Scale Out Storage.” The week prior to RICON West, Seagate announced their Kinetic Open Storage Platform that utilized Riak as the backend. On Day One of RICON West, James Hughes did the first public demo of this platform during his session. The platform leverages Seagate’s expertise in hardware and software storage systems, integrating an open source API and Ethernet connectivity with Seagate hard drive technology. Check out his full talk below for more information on the Kinetic Open Storage Platform, how it utilizes Riak, and the live demo.

RICON West also featured two speakers from The Weather Company, Raja Selvaraj (Manager of Data Systems Engineering) and Arvinda Gillella (SUN Architect). Their talk, “Building Next Generation Weather Data Distribution and On-demand Forecast Systems Using Riak,” describes The Weather Company’s need to effectively store and distributed terabytes of data, while still maintaining manageability, scalability and usability. Their talk focuses on the challenges they face trying to solve this problem and why they ultimately chose Riak as its solution. It also discusses their new IT platform, which uses Riak to build the next generation on-demand forecasting system. The full talk is available below:

To watch all of the sessions from RICON West 2013, visit the Basho Technologies Youtube Channel.

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RICON West Videos are Now Live!

November 25, 2013

RICON is Basho’s distributed systems conference series for developers. Last month, RICON West took place at the St. Regis in San Francisco and brought together hundreds of engineers, developers, scientists, and architects to discuss the theory, practice, and importance of running distributed systems in production. It was a packed two-days with 26 talks from Basho, Google, Netflix, Seagate, State Farm Insurance, The Weather Company, Twitter, and many others.

All of the talks were recorded and sessions from Day One are now available on the Basho Technologies Youtube Channel! Check out the RICON West 2013 playlist to see talks from:

All talks from Day Two will be added to the playlist over the next few weeks. Be sure to subscribe to Youtube.com/BashoTechnologies for notifications about new RICON West videos and other Basho content.

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Wrapping Up RICON West

October 31, 2013

If you attended RICON West, we’d love to hear your feedback! Please fill out the survey here.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the sold-out RICON West a huge success! RICON has come a long way in just one year and we are excited to see how it grows and evolves in the future.

RICON West featured over 25 speakers from academia and industry, including speakers from Basho, Google, Microsoft Research, Netflix, Salesforce, Seagate, State Farm Insurance, The Weather Company, and Twitter. Over two days, they discussed the theory, practice, and importance of running distributed systems in production as well as some predictions on what’s in store for the future. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting slides and videos from all of the talks on both ricon.io and the blog.

RICON West would not be possible without our amazing sponsors. Thanks to Seagate, Engine Yard, Yammer, Google, SoftLayer, Tower3, Github, and Cloud Foundry for making RICON West a reality.

In case you missed it, we also received some great press. Here’s a quick recap:

What’s next for RICON? With three conferences already under our belt, we are excited to get to work on RICON Europe (our first international conference!) and continue RICON East. Keep an eye on Ricon.io and our blog for more details.

RICON West was also paired with a one-day Riak training. We plan on making these a more regular occurrence all over the country.

Have any feedback about RICON West or the training? We’d love to hear from you! Always feel free to reach out via the Riak Users mailing list, IRC, or contact us.

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RICON East Speakers Announced

April 11, 2013

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:

  • Dr. Margo L. Seltzer, Professor at Harvard University
  • Rich Hickey, Creator of Clojure, Datomic
  • Camille Fournier, VP of Architecture at Rent the Runway
  • Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bitly
  • Theo Schlossnagle, Founder and CEO at OmniTI
  • 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

See you in New York!

Basho