Jun 19, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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DATE CHANGE: This was initially our May meetup - if you signed up then, I hope you can make June, but please do double-check your RSVP.
This month, we'll be talking Tools of the Trade. We've got two great talks - one defending the simple text editor, and one introducing you to some central distributed database concerns.
Doors and pizza around 6:30, talks starting a little after 7.
Kaitlin Devine is a Python developer, currently at the GSA. In her talk, she'll present on the VIM editor and her favorite techniques for coding with it. She'll also cover some simple customization tricks. Her other interests include electronics, gardening, and her dog Finnegan.
Jennifer Rullmann, an engineer at FoundationDB, will talk about fault tolerance in databases. She’ll discuss what you need to consider to ensure your database remains up and available to your application even in the face of catastrophe, including spilled coffee and unplugged network cables. She’ll bring along a tiny physical data center to demonstrate the ideas. Participants will be encouraged to wreak havoc by unplugging network and power cables – but no spilled coffee please!
Jennifer recommends the following readings for anyone who'd like to be up-to-speed for the talk:
What is durability?https://foundationdb.com/blog/whiteboard-series-durability
The network is reliable: war stories of what happens when the database is down
Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for providing pizza and refreshments.
Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities page.