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Introduction to Apache Cassandra™ & Cassandra developer, meet my friend DataStax

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Please join us for the first edition of the revived DataStax Cassandra User Group monthly meetup!

• 6:15 - Food and Social Time (Filipino food & refreshments)
• 7:00 - Main Presentations (Patrick McFadin & Amanda Moran)
• ~8:30 - Lightning Talks (Open to all)

Introduction to Apache Cassandra™ + What’s New in 4.0 by Patrick McFadin
Apache Cassandra™ has been making a difference for applications that scale for over 10 years! If you haven’t hzad a chance to get to know our favorite database, this is your chance to get the basics. In this talk, we’ll go over the fundamentals, including Cassandra’s distributed architecture, data model and what it means for your application. We’ll also cover what’s coming in 4.0 in the coming year.

Cassandra developer, meet my friend DataStax
You might go way back with Apache Cassandra, but have you met our friend DataStax Enterprise? What makes DataStax different than Apache Cassandra? Why do you need it, and why you will love it!
In this talk Amanda Moran, a Developer Advocate for DataStax, will dive into the details of what makes DataStax Enterprise different than Apache Cassandra and give you a guided tour of some key features. If you want to learn more about DataStax Enterprise and how we have integrated with Apache Solr, Apache Spark, and Apache Tinkerpop this talk is for you! If you are a DataStax expert this talk will also briefly discuss what is new in DSE 6.7.

About the presenters:

Patrick McFadin
Patrick McFadin is regarded as one of the foremost experts of Apache Cassandra and data modeling techniques. As the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, he has helped build some of the largest deployments in the world. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons, an education services company. There, he spoke often on Web Application design and performance.

Amanda Moran
Amanda is a Developer Advocate for DataStax. Her passion is bridging the gap between customers and engineering! Amanda graduated from Santa Clara University in 2012 with a Master’s in Computer Science, she also has a Bachelor's of Science In Biology from the University of Washington. She is based in the Bay Area and has worked for HP, Lockheed Martin, Teradata, and an Apache Trafodion startup Esgyn. Amanda is an Apache Committer and member of the PMC for Apache Trafodion. She has worked on customer poc’s, executive demos, AWS deployments, python coding, data science workshops, conferences, linux/hadoop administration, and scripting -- a little bit of everything! In her spare time, she loves running, hanging out with her dog, and finding reasons to go to Disneyland.