• Resilient Design Using Queue Theory (Partner Event)

    Online event

    Register at: https://go.scylladb.com/wbn-design-using-queue-theory-registration.html Queueing Theory is perhaps one of the most important mathematical theories in systems design and analysis, yet only few engineers master it. This webinar introduces the basics of queueing theory and explores the ramifications of queue behaviors and variance on system performance and resiliency. The session will also cover example use cases across modern application development, from NGINX and Jetty to Scylla’s own use of queuing theory. About the Speaker Avishai Ish-Shalom, Developer Advocate at ScyllaDB“In a world where anything has an API, everything is a software problem.” This insight has guided Avishai Ish-Shalom throughout his diverse career working on improving the complex socio-technical systems that create an operate modern software and promoting the use of Mathematics in system design and operations. Spending 15 years in various software fields and capacities, Avishai served as Engineer in Residence in Aleph VC and engineering manager at Wix.com, co-founded Fewbytes, and consulted with many other companies on software operations, reliability, design and culture.

  • Category Theory and Functional Programming

    Online event

    If you are into graph databases - you need to check out category theory. It is going to be a 'thing'. This is a partner event with the SF Category Theory and Application meetup in San Francisco. Please RSVP there for a link to the session. https://www.meetup.com/Category-Theory/events/lcmnvrybcmbcb/ The group has been spending a lot of time on non-traditional applications of category theory recently, so for this talk Ryan Wisnesky will be discussing the traditional connection between functional programming and category theory via catamorphisms and monad comprehension: https://db.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/staticfiles/publications/monad-comprehensions.pdf. For more background on Category theory and its growing role in relational and graph databases, check out the following YouTube video with Ryan Wisnesky of ConexusAI https://youtu.be/ZwoNVSwK6m4 For more info on the community, check out https://www.categoricaldata.net http://www.appliedcategorytheory.org

  • WEDNESDAY: Live AMA with Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB

    Online event

    Virtual Meetup: Join Avi for a live AMA. Avi will start by covering recent and upcoming commits in ScyllaDB, then it's your turn to ask hard questions and get answers on topics such as compaction, query optimization, monitoring and more from Avi and members of the ScyllaDB engineering staff. When: August 5, 2020 Time: 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, 8pm IDT Join meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93242556358 You can submit questions during the live session or use this form to submit them in advance: https://forms.gle/TuRvjHRwCuRE1KNt8 Hope you can join us! Bio: Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012. Avi is now CTO of ScyllaDB, a company that seeks to bring the same kind of innovation to the public cloud space.

  • Introduction to Category Theory

    Online event

    This is a partner event with the SF Category Theory and Application meetup in San Francisco. Please RSVP there for a link to the session. https://www.meetup.com/Category-Theory/events/lcmnvrybclbgb/ The categorical data (https://www.categoricaldata.net) and applied category theory (http://www.appliedcategorytheory.org) communities are expanding to San Francisco. This session will focus on 1) algebraic property graphs (https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.04881), and 2) polling the audience to determine future topics. For more background on Category theory and its growing role in relational and graph databases, check out the following YouTube video with Ryan Wisnesky of ConexusAI https://youtu.be/ZwoNVSwK6m4

  • History and Future of Apache Cassandra with Jonathan Ellis and Ed Anuff

    (RSVP at links below) DataStax Co-Founder Jonathan Ellis' talk on the history and future of databases was one of the most highly rated talks at the recent Data Day Texas. Unfortunately, the talk was not recorded. Tomorrow, you have the chance to catch Jonathan again, when he and DataStax Chief Product Officer Ed Anuff discuss the 12 year evolution of Cassandra, as well as the its future and new tools for cloud-native app development. To get an email with a link to the live stream, sign up here: https://www.datastax.com/accelerate#signup-form You can also set a reminder on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/SYuev37BsEU This is a rare chance to catch these guys live. This appearance is part of the DataStax Accelerate series.

  • Practical Tips and Tricks for Successful Transfer Learning (Partner Event)

    This is a partner event with our friends at the Bay Area NLP Meetup For a link to the event: RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-NLP/events/271843560/ Summary: How do you train a model on small amounts of data on complex tasks such as question answering or medical relation extraction? One area of research that tackles this is transfer learning, which focuses on training models to learn knowledge and skills from other related tasks that will transfer and boost performance on tasks of interest. However, what does transfer learning look like in practice? This talk will go over practical tips and tricks for setting up transfer learning experiments, as well as hard-learned lessons of understanding which tasks will transfer well to others. Bio: Yada Pruksachatkun (https://www.yadapruk.com/) is an incoming Applied Scientist at Amazon Alexa working on fairness and bias in NLU. She recently completed graduate school at NYU, where her research on transfer learning was recently presented at 2020 ACL (https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.00628). Aside from machine learning, she has a deep interest in healthcare, and has worked on a variety of projects using machine learning in healthcare. Online Event: For a link to the event: RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-NLP/events/271843560/

  • Running a DynamoDB-compatible Database with Kubernetes (Partner Event)

    This is a partner event. To attend, register at: https://go.scylladb.com/wbn-scylla-dynamodb-kubernetes-registration.html Henrik Johansson and Tzach of ScyllaDB will demonstrate Alternator, Scylla's new DynamoDB-compatible API, which allows you to take your locked-in DynamoDB workloads and run them anywhere: on-premises, on other public clouds like Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform, still on AWS (such as the high-density i3en instances) or as a fully managed DBaaS. Alternator allows you to take advantage of Scylla, a cost effective drop-in open source alternative to DynamoDB. The session will cover: Scylla Alternator: Scylla’s Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API Scylla Operator: Running Scylla Alternator on Kubernetes Demo Alternator - Demo and explain DynamoDB on GKE Speaker bios: Henrik Johansson, Software Engineer, ScyllaDB Henrik is a software engineer working on Scylla management. He’s a Go enthusiast and long time Linux user. He has a background in Physics but has worked professionally as an engineer with backend development for the past 18 years. Tzach Livyatan, VP of Product, ScyllaDB Tzach Livyatan has a B.A. and MSc in Computer Science (Technion, Summa Cum Laude), and has had a 15 year career in development, system engineering and product management. In the past he worked in the Telecom domain, focusing on carrier grade systems, signalling, policy and charging applications. To attend, register at: https://go.scylladb.com/wbn-scylla-dynamodb-kubernetes-registration.html

  • Live AMA with Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB

    Online event

    Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012. Avi is now CTO of ScyllaDB, a company that seeks to bring the same kind of innovation to the public cloud space. Avi will be participating in a live AMA. Ask hard questions and Avi will answer on topics such as compaction, query optimization, monitoring and Scylla 4.0. When: June 24 Time: 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, 8pm IDT Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KS-MPxqLQFKYoeuDQTE4Gg To submit questions during the session or now, using this form: https://forms.gle/TuRvjHRwCuRE1KNt8 To learn more about ScyllaDB, check out their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fDHfQDRiQ9Nn0tFf33jeQ/

  • Data Day Texas 2020

    AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

    Details and RSVP at: http://datadaytexas.com Originally launched in January 2011 as one of the first NoSQL / Big Data conferences, Data Day Texas each year highlights the latest tools, techniques, and projects in the data space, bringing speakers and attendees from around the world to enjoy the hospitality that is uniquely Austin. Since its inception, Data Day Texas has continually been the largest independent data-centric event held within 1500 miles of Texas. Our most recent editions have drawn over 1000 attendees. We are expecting 1200 attendees for the upcoming edition. Details and RSVP at: http://datadaytexas.com

  • Professional Kafka Development - with Jesse Anderson

    AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

    Jesse Anderson, featured speaker at Data Day Texas, will be coming to Austin a day early to offer his Professional Kafka Development workshop. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION AT: https://kafka-with-jesse-anderson.eventbrite.com The class will cover the following: Data At Scale Data Movement Concepts Moving Data at Scale Kafka Concepts Kafka System Basic Concepts Advanced Concepts Developing With Kafka Using Apache Maven Kafka API Kafka API Caveats Advanced Kafka Development Advanced Consumers and Producers Advanced Offset Handling Transactions Multi-threading Consumers There will only be one section of this class. Don't wait to enroll! DETAILS AND REGISTRATION AT: https://kafka-with-jesse-anderson.eventbrite.com About the instructor Jesse Anderson is a data engineer, creative engineer, and managing director of the Big Data Institute. Jesse trains employees on big data—including cutting-edge technology like Apache Kafka, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Spark. He’s taught thousands of students at companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies the skills to become data engineers. He’s widely regarded as an expert in the field and recognized for his novel teaching practices. Jesse is published by O’Reilly and Pragmatic Programmers and has been covered in such prestigious media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, NPR, Engadget, and Wired. You can learn more about Jesse at http://Jesse-Anderson.com.