RAMADDA: A content, data and information management system for the sciences

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This month we are doing things a little bit differently which should be pretty cool. We are excited to have Jeff McWhirter come and talk about RAMADDA (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ramadda/). RAADDA is a content repository and publishing platform with a focus on earth science data. Come join us and learn about how big data is being used in earth sciences!

Also our meetup this month is being held at the Boulder Galvanize office. Special thanks to Boulder Galvanize for their support. Galvanize did a great job with the space. It is absolutely spectacular.


• 6:00 – 6:30 - Socialize over food and drink

• 6:30 – 6:45 - Announcements, Upcoming Events

• 6:45 - 7:15 - Migrating from MongoDB to Cassandra - Michael Rose

• 7:15 - 8:30 - Jeff McWhirter - RAMADDA.

• 8:30 – ??? - Continued socializing

About the presentations

RAMADDA is an open source web-based information management framework. It has a broad range of capabilities and is easily extended to support new types of metadata and data. In this presentation we will talk about the often overlooked "V" in big data - Variety - and will show how RAMADDA can support the wide range if diverse digital stuff that is a core part of science and other technical endeavors.

Michael will be talking about FullContact's motivations for wanting to leave MongoDB, how they chose Cassandra from the myriad of database technologies, their experiences with the conversion process, and how they stand today six months after the initial conversion.

About the presenters

Jeff McWhirter has a background in computer science and has been actively developing software for 30 years. He has been working in the Earth Sciences for 12 years where he has done extensive development of 3D visualization applications and data repositories.

Michael Rose (https://twitter.com/xorlev) is a Senior Platform Engineer at FullContact where he works to build scalable, durable, cloud-native software on Amazon EC2. He shuffles a lot of bits in the cloud with a variety of technologies, mainly on the JVM. Michael works primarily on data technologies such as Storm, Hadoop, Dropwizard, and Cassandra to power contact intelligence behind FullContact.