Apache Cassandra with Chief Evangelist Patrick McFadin

I'm happy to announce our very first Vancouver Apache Cassandra Users meetup!

Special guest Patrick McFadin (@PatrickMcFadin), Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra, will be presenting on getting started with Cassandra, integrating Cassandra and Hadoop, data modeling, time-series storage and replication strategies.

Come prepared with your dire Cassandra/NoSQL questions, as Patrick is a wealth of knowledge. After his presentation, Patrick will host a feature length Q&A session, to ensure all 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!

P.S. We'll be meeting for drinks afterward at the Cascade Room to continue our conversations and questions with Patrick; drinks will be sponsored by DataStax.

Update!: Right after Patrick's talk, we’ll have community member Rebecca Mills do a quick lightning talk on how to get started using Apache Cassandra. 

What You Will Learn at this Meetup:

• Getting Started Apache Cassandra

• Integrating Cassandra with Hadoop

• Apache Cassandra Data Modeling Techniques

• Time-Series Storage

• Replication Strategies and Optimisation

Target Audience for this Meetup:

• Beginner Cassandra/Hadoop users, who are looking to build a foundation

• Intermediate Cassandra/Hadoop users who have questions about tuning/optimization

Presentation Abstract 

Patrick McFadin, Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra at DataStax, will be presenting an introduction to Cassandra as a key player in database technologies. Both large and small companies alike chose Apache Cassandra as their database solution and Patrick will be presenting on why they made that choice.

Patrick will also be discussing Cassandra's architecture, including: data modeling, time-series storage and replication strategies, providing a holistic overview of how Cassandra works and the best way to get started.

About Patrick McFadin
Prior to working for DataStax, Patrick was the Chief Architect at Hobsons, an education services company. His responsibilities included ensuring product availability and scaling for all higher education products. Prior to this position, he was the Director of Engineering at Hobsons which he came to after they acquired his company, Link-11 Systems, a software services company. While at Link-11 Systems, he built the first widely popular CRM system for universities, Connect. 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 (asanyone can find out) for hacking while serving in the US Navy.

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  • Cliff Bailey

    Hello Everyone!

    Thank you for attending last night's meetup it was a great turnout. Hope you all found it useful and informative, be on the lookout for more topics and speakers to come!



    January 31

  • Marteinn Örn Óskarsson

    Great information. Thank you.

    January 31

  • DavidGInNewWest

    A really great top-level view of the benefits of Cassandra, and the problem space it's relevant for.

    January 31

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