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Bay area companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and LinkedIn don't use traditional relational or "SQL" databases. They use a new generation of software called "NoSQL databases", and they are ideal for solving "Big Data" scale problems. Some of these databases are ideal for storing JSON data. This presentation will describe these new database architectures and present case studies of local Minnesota firms that are just starting to create new business opportunities by using these innovative database systems. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs and investors understand how this new generation of database software enables new business opportunities.


6:00pm to 6:30pm - Open networking, enjoy pizza/pop - courtesy of our sponsor - Celarity ( Connect with others, make friends, bring business cards.

6:30pm to 6:50pm - Tim Brown, Minneapolis Community Technical College, Student will present: Wordpress: Advanced Custom Fields & Custom Post Types, a powerful team

6:50pm - 7:00pm - Brief update on the state of the group from organizers.
This is also a chance to introduce yourself or let the group know what skills you have to share or let us know if you are looking for a job, a collaborator, or just people to network with. Yes, even our friends in recruiting industry are welcome to introduce themselves and announce openings.

7:00pm - 8:30pm - "Making Sense of NoSQL” presented by Dan McCreary followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Presenter Bio:
Dan McCreary is a local author, consultant and technology evangelist with a focus on helping firms take advantage of modern data management technologies. He’s worked at Bell Labs and Steve Job's NeXT Computer as well as founding his own consulting firm of over 75 people. His background includes topics such as high performance computing, programming languages, databases and XML standards. He is co-founder of the "NoSQL Now!" conference and co-author of the book "Making Sense of NoSQL" by Manning Publications.