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Antony Falco:Divided We Conquer:Why there are 20 or More NoSQL databases

6-8 PM Presentations. During the talks there will be sandwiches and soft drinks available.

7-9 PM After Work at Bishops Arms, S:t Eriksgatan 115. You will be offered beer or wine. Drink tickets will be provided.

You simply do not want to miss this evening! We will hand out two desirable IPADS...maybe you will be a lucky owner....

We will have three talk this evening:

  • Antony Falco: "Divided We Conquer: Why there are 20 or More NoSQL.databases and Why this Is A Good Thing."
  • Mats Cronqvist: "Klarnas next generation architecture: A soft-realtime, distributed, no-master system enabling the best SLA in online payments."

After the first two talks, you can hang out at the pub (Bishop's Arms) while the real hacker nerds can listen to one last talk:

  • Erik Stenman: "Erlang VM tuning: Know your engine. We will go through the garbage collector in the Erlang VM in detail."

After the talks the night continues withy beer at Bishop's arms.


About the speakers

Antony Falco A veteran of several distributed systems startups, including Akamai and Basho Technologies, which he co-founded.  His new startup will launch in summer of 2013.  He lives in Portland, OR with his wife, where he enjoys the startup culture and winter sports. He travels frequently to Europe and Asia, and is particularly interested in the strong entrepreneurial culture he has found in these places.

Mats Masse Cronqvist
holds what's possibly the least useful of all academic titles: a Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics. He's spent a good amount of time chasing exotic subatomic particles, but rarely found any interesting ones. Since 1997 he's been paid to chase Erlang bugs instead, and has been able to find quite a few, possibly because they are not hard to come by. He currently works for Klarna, architecting Payments, Next Generation.


Erik Happi Stenman Happi has been hacking for fun since 1980, and programming for profit since 1989 when he started his first company. He received a Ph.D in Computer Science from his work on Erlang compilation, and as project manager for Martin Odersky’s Scala group he helped in the successful release of Scala 1.0. Erik is currently working as Chief Scientist (or Chief Erlang Wizard) at Klarna spreading the word about Erlang and scalable development both inside and outside Klarna.

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  • mohsin

    can we have the power point presentation and the video of the meetup ?

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Free beer, iPad, headphones and a T-shirt. Epic! I'm totally flipping my desk tomorrow! :D

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Arturo E.

    Tony's presentation was quite good. It is difficult to keep straight to the topic when you have so many things to say, but Tony managed to deliver what he claimed in his title, while maintaining the interest.
    However, I'd have liked more his presentation, if he had talked more about some detailed stuff he had to skip, for instance I'm quite curious about a slide he had with a system where coexisted four different types of DBs. Perhaps it is a good opportunity to bring him again to talk about Riak, or perhaps about his next project :-)

    March 14, 2013

  • Staffan A.


    March 14, 2013

  • Salman

    "Mats Masse Cronqvist holds what's possibly the least useful of all academic titles: a Ph.D."
    i am doing PhD :(

    March 6, 2013

  • Patrik W.

    Tech Talk with Anthony Falco: "Divided We Conquer"

    March 4, 2013

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