Past Meetup

Talk: Getting Started with Riak by Rusty Klophaus

Hosted by Erlang Users of Arlington/DC

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This Meetup is past

35 people went

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For our May meetup, we have a great speaker and topic.

The meetup will be held at the AOL campus in Dulles. We want to thank AOL for letting us use their newly renovated facilities and provide the food/drinks.

If you need a ride, we will try to organize carpooling so leave a message on the mailing list.

Please spread the word to other developers who might be interested in learning about Riak. Even if they are not erlang developers, they will probably find the talk captivating if they are interested in NoSQL databases.

Talk details are below:

Getting Started with Riak

Basho thinks your database should never lead to downtime or overtime. That's why we built Riak. Riak is part of the "NoSQL" movement of non-relational datastores. It uses the power of Erlang to run across multiple servers and to stay running when faced with high load or hardware failure.

In this talk, I'll introduce the basic concepts behind Riak, demonstrate how to use the Erlang client to build a useful application on Riak, and touch briefly on advanced Riak topics.

About The Speaker

Rusty Klophaus is a Senior Software Engineer at Basho Technologies ( ( He has lived in Northern Virginia since 2003 (minus a year in Cambridge, MA), and has been coding Erlang since early 2008. When not thinking about distributed computing, Rusty spends his time organizing the Hacker News DC meetup (http://hackernewsdc.o... ( and improving the Nitrogen Web Framework for Erlang (http://nitrogenprojec... ( You can find him on Twitter as @rklophaus.