October Meetup

  • October 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Birmingham Science Park Aston

October's meetup is of a distinctly database flavour.

First up we have Matthew Revell with: "I have a NoSQL toaster. Why would I want a NoSQL database?"

There's a whole lot of hype around databases that have one thing in common: they don't use SQL for querying. The NoSQL monicker covers a whole range of different types of data stores, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. In this talk, Matthew Revell will look at the major NoSQL categories, as well as when and why you'd use them.

Matthew is Technical Evangelist for Europe at Basho, the people behind the Riak distributed database. He has been knocking around the open source world for thirteen years and believes the most important part of a G&T is good tonic water.

Not to be outdone, Omar Qureshi will be talking about "Foreign data wrappers in PostgreSQL".

Let us know via meetup if you're attending so we can arrange enough pizza and drinks. Additionally, Matthew will be bringing some swag, aka T-Shirts, and has kindly offered to some buy beers too!

UPDATE:

Unfortunately, Matthew can't make it tonight - his wife is ill so he needs to take care of his children. Hopefully we'll be able to rearrange his talk for another meetup.

Omar has graciously offered to do a bonus impromptu talk on AngularJS instead.

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  • Richard W.

    C'est la vie, would have been good to have had post pint but just couldn't find anywhere to park. They just don't like cars around there :-) Do WMRUG folks talk on IRC?

    October 17, 2013

    • Andy H.

      We certainly do, join us on freenode. Channel is #wmrug

      1 · October 17, 2013

    • Richard W.

      Cheers Andy

      October 17, 2013

  • Adré Du T.

    Also, apologies to Richard W for losing him in the disordered mess as we attempted to get to the pub. I checked in the pub after we gave up on finding parking, but you weren't in there so hopefully you weren't left hanging around!

    October 17, 2013

  • Adré Du T.

    Despite a change to the planned schedule Omar stepped up and entertained us with some live coding in his crash-course in using Angular.js with Rails. Finished up with a good chat about various things including the future of Rails and and the Ruby community. Only letdown was not being able to find parking for the pub!

    October 17, 2013

  • Steve T.

    And I can't make it now. Regrets and apologies!

    October 16, 2013

  • Steve T.

    And I can't make it now. Regrets and apologies!

    October 16, 2013

  • Tom

    A last minute change of plans for me too I'm afraid!

    October 16, 2013

  • Paul M.

    I can't make it tonight for similar reasons to Mathew's.
    I would have loved to have heard Omar's take on AngularJS.

    October 16, 2013

  • David L.

    Hi guys,
    A bit last minute but won't be able to join you tonight, have fun!

    October 16, 2013

  • Steve T.

    Looking forward to this!

    1 · October 2, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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