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Casey Rosenthal, Basho

 Casey  Rosenthal Casey Rosenthal is currently Director of Training at Basho, where he installs and tests Riak clusters and teaches others how to go about doing the same. As Chief Software Engineer for Port Forty Nine, Casey worked for NASA, Caltech, and JPL to engineer systems for storing and disseminating the image archives of space telescopes such as Hubble, Spitzer, Chandra, etc. He came in 4th place at the BotPrize 2K competition in Copenhagen for Discordia, a software bot written in jRuby that plays Unreal Tournament like a human based on a new artificial intelligence algorithm. He published a paper on that algorithm and spoke about it at GoRuCo '11. He created RubyGames, a learner-centered Ruby facilitation for groups, and ran it throughout user groups in New England in '09 and '10, and brought it to a warm reception at the New York Ruby Meetup in '11 where he was an Assistant Director for the user group. He won a seed grant from the Maine Institute of Technology to commercialize a discrete event simulation framework written in Ruby.

Training: "Introduction to Riak"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00

Location: Seacliff B


Explore key concepts of a distributed, highly-available, fault-tolerant database.  Practice installing Riak, building a cluster, and simple querying. Investigate additional querying methods beyond simple key lookups: Links, Secondary Indexes, Search, and Map/Reduce.

We will emphasize identifying proper use cases for Riak in the context of a rich database ecosystem, and start you on the path of getting the most out of Riak.


Attendees to this tutorial must bring a laptop