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A CouchDB Doubleheader

PhillyDB is excited to announce "A CouchDB Doubleheader" on Tuesday, March 29, 2011!

Apache CouchDB is a document-oriented database that can be queried and indexed in a MapReduce fashion using JavaScript. CouchDB is also distributed, featuring robust, incremental replication.

This event features:

- Angel Pizarro from UPENN presenting an Intro to CouchDB - targeted to those new to NoSQL 
- Mark Headd of Voxeo Labs discussing some of the more unique and interesting features of CouchDB, including geographic queries, the real-time changes API, and several other novel features.

This event will be held at the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney offices in Two Liberty Place.  Doors and networking at 6:00, meeting begins at 6:30.

Invite your coworkers, fellow students and technically-oriented friends.

We hope to see you there!


More about our speakers:

Angel Pizarro works on high-throughput genomic data analysis and visualization problems for the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Headd is an experienced voice, mobile and web application developer who works as a Developer Evangelist for Voxeo Labs <>, where he helps other developers build open government and civic applications using the Tropo <> and Phono <>platforms.

Mark has built open source solutions using open government data and APIs for cities and states across the country, including TweetMy311 - a CouchDB based application <> that is currently live in the City of San Francisco (and will soon be launched in other cities like Boston and the District of Columbia). 

TweetMy311 makes it easy to submit 311 service requests using a smart phone and Twitter. It’s designed to work with the Open311 API being deployed by cities in the United States and Canada. Mark has also worked on CouchDB-based solutions for the cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia <>.

Mark has used CouchDB to build all sorts of mobile and phone-based applications, and writes about it <> on his and other blogs.

Finally, PhillyDB thanks Frank Taney and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney for their generosity in hosting this event.

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  • Sean F.

    Great presentations by knowledgeable and enthusiastic speakers.

    March 30, 2011

  • Kurt T.

    Really great Meetup, information was very well presented and both presenters were very knowledgeable.

    March 30, 2011

  • Michael A.

    Very interesting talks!! Will be coming back for the next meeting!

    March 30, 2011

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