This month we will be preparing for ApacheCon EU (http://www.apachecon.eu/) with our own warm up event where two of the speakers will give abridged versions of their talks. Eric Evans, an Apache Cassandra committer who works for Acunu (http://www.acunu.com/), will be covering Virtual Nodes (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-3768). Dave Gardner, who works for Hailo (https://www.hailocab.com/), will be giving an introduction to the basic concepts behind Apache Cassandra. Anyone interested in attending ApacheCon EU can pickup tickets here (http://www.apachecon.eu/tickets/).
In addition to the talks there will be, as usual, plenty of opportunity to meet other Cassandra users and enjoy robust discussions around NoSQL.
Cassandra London would not be what it is without its dedicated supporters. This month we are fortunate to be supported by DataStax (http://www.datastax.com/) who will be helping out with the costs and supplying some free stuff. DataStax (http://www.datastax.com/) are one of the largest supporters of the Cassandra project and offer comprehensive support (http://www.datastax.com/services/training) as well as their own distribution of Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr (DataStax Enterprise (http://www.datastax.com/products/enterprise)).
Finally, if you're interested in speaking at Cassandra London, please get in touch! The most interesting talks are always those where real users explain their use case.
7pm Arrive, enjoy the free beer and pizza
7.30pm Talk: Eric Evans on Cassandra virtual nodes (http://www.apachecon.eu/schedule/presentation/106/)
8pm Talk: Dave Gardner on Cassandra concepts, patterns and anti-patterns (http://www.apachecon.eu/schedule/presentation/12/)
8.30pm Finish up, head for the pub for more discussions