Versioned Datastores (Built on Go) by Bill Katz, FlyEM Team

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Here is a talk you won't want to miss for our April Meetup. We have a really unique and awesome talk from Bill Katz, who works at the intersection of computer science and biomedical research! He will cover the growing number of data systems that support branched versioning, including some that are both open source and built in Go.

7:05 PM - 7:10 PM GoLang NYC Announcements
7:10 PM - 8:00 PM - Versioned Datastores (Built on Go), Bill Katz
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A, Jet Brains Raffle & Closing Remarks

Abstract: Title: Versioned Datastores (built on Go)

There's been a lot of talk about "github for data" and a number of companies now offer products for versioned data. We'll describe the many ways data can be versioned and the advantages of versioning data. Then we'll examine three different systems: a research system being used in the reconstruction of fly brain circuits and two commercial products, all amazingly built on Go and open source.

Bill Katz is a software engineer on the FlyEM Team at Janelia Research Campus. He developed DVID, a system that handles branched versioning of terabytes of scientific data, a core technology in the largest brain circuit reconstructions to date. He was previously a scientist at Stanford Bio-X and a founding engineer of a medical software company later acquired by Varian Medical Systems. Bill has a MD and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Univ. of Virginia and started applying computer science to biomedical problems while an undergrad at Stanford.