The Apache Cassandra Project develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database, bringing together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model. The Lisbon Apache Cassandra User Group is a highly awesome meetup group, bringing together cool people distributed across Lisbon to talk about our favorite NoSQL implementation, Apache Cassandra.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers