The definition of NoSQL varies greatly, but the NoSQL NYC Meetup will be a place to discuss any alternative databases: from large distributed key-values hashtables to document-stores. Newbies welcome!
You can also keep track of various NoSQL events in the city by following the group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/nosqlnyc Please let me know if I missed something.
The goal of the meetup is to build a local community, so please do not join the meetup for the sole intention of promoting non-related/distant conferences, products, webinars and services. Job postings from companies are very welcome, recruiters are not.
Apache Gossip http://gossip.incubator.apache.org/ is a new addition to the Apache Incubator. Gossip provides a solution for a group of computers to discover and form a peer to peer network with no central components. Gossip makes it easy for nodes to join into a network and then exchange data for a variety of purposes including coordination and grid computing.
This talk describes Apache Gossip: what it is, how to get started, how it works internally, and use cases of the software.
We are looking to schedule this meetup in early to mid march, but do not have a specific date and venue yet. Please register if you would like to attend so we can get a ballpark for the venue size.