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Failures, Conjectures & Closure: a Very Special UpdatePDX Evening

PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment
1227 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)
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Please join us on Monday April 4th for a very special UpdatePDX session at PIE, with guest speakers from down the block, up the coast & around the world. This evening will try to take a step back to talk about the recent changes in the data & distributed systems worlds. The program is as follows.


Sarah Novotny, Blue Gecko
Alex Payne, BankSimple
Bradford Stephens, Drawn to Scale
Tim Anglade, Cloudant

Act 1: Failing

Our guests share their shame, as they tell the tale an IT failure they were personally involved in.

Act 2: Making Sense

Tim Anglade recaps the state, level & tenor of the database discussion, drawing from the fourty interviews he conducted with vendors, deployers & cool dudes for the NOSQL Tapes. He'll cover the disjointed but slowly converging technical efforts, the confusing marketing talk, the ill-advised attempts and emerging lessons from NOSQL & beyond.

Act 3: Building

Our guests put on the ascott, dust off their snifters, grab a leather chair and join Tim for a fireside chat about what it means to use & build complex data systems today. From the pitfalls to avoid, to the rules you can live by, all drawn from their current experiences building & maintaining large data systems.