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Apache Cassandra 2.0 with Patrick McFadin

Chicago Big Data is invited to join the Cassandra Chicago meetup where Patrick McFadin, Solutions Architect at DataStax, will be discussing the most recently added features in Apache Cassandra 2.0, including: Lightweight transactions, eager retries, improved compaction, triggers, and CQL cursors.

Whether you're a just getting started with Cassandra or a C* expert, looking to learn more about the latest and greatest, this is a meetup you won't want to miss. This event will have a relaxed format with lots of time for Q&A, to ensure that everyone's questions are answered.

Be sure to come straight from the office, as food and beverage will be served; I hope you're able to join us!



Patrick McFadin, Solutions Architect at DataStax, will be giving an introduction to some of the new features in the upcoming 2.0 release of Cassandra. Come by and learn about the exciting work the Cassandra dev team has been doing. Including:

• Lightweight Transactions (compare and swap)

• Eager retries

• Improved compaction

• Triggers (experimental)

• CQL cursors

About Patrick McFadin

Patrick McFadin is a Principle Solutions Architect at DataStax, the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra. Prior to his work at DataStax he was the Chief Architect at Hobsons, an education services company. He obtained a BS in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and holds the distinction of being the only recipient of a medal (as anyone can find out) for hacking while serving in the US Navy.



5:30pm — Food/Beverage/Social

6:00pm — Patrick McFadin on Apache Cassandra 2.0

6:45pm — Q&A

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker. Great venue.
    thanks for setting it up!

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quickly wanted to let you know that my company has a few openings. Feel free to take a look.

    October 7, 2013

  • Jonathan B.

    I needed to change my RSVP, but I'm still interested. Will the presentation be recorded and/or the slides become available?

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like this meetup is going to be well attended! In the meantime, thought you guys would want to join a new LinkedIn Big Data Analytics Group:

    October 4, 2013

  • Jeremiah D. J.

    It is right next to the Red Line. Also you can still sign up on the Cassandra Chicago group.

    October 2, 2013

  • Rohan

    Is parking available at the venue?

    September 19, 2013

    • Rob L.

      Street parking in the area is hit or miss, but it exists if you can find a spot. There are also garages nearby:­

      September 24, 2013

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