Past Meetup

DevOps, Demos and Disasters

Hosted by London Riak Meetup

Public group

This Meetup is past

35 people went


134-135 Shoreditch High Street · London E1 6JE

How to find us

Downstairs, inside Juno

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If all the world is a stage and all the men and women are merely players, here's your chance to take the stage with 2 of Basho's finest players. Never before have these 2 guys been in the same place at the same time. It is advisable to say goodbye to your loved ones if you are planning on joining the evening's festivities.

Speaking at this 3rd Riak London Meetup, will be Ian Plosker (@DstroyAllModels) - Director of Technical Operations and Sean Carey - Director of Development Operations.

Ian joined Basho in July 2011. Prior to Basho, Ian lead the development of web applications focused on competitive intelligence gathering. Ian stumbled into the world of alternative databases and Erlang when building a large scale bioinformatics platform. Ian brings his experience in these fields, as well as interests in Economics, Finance, and the Sciences to the Developer Advocate team.

Watch, listen and learn as the often shy and reclusive Ian Plosker pulls the plugs and wires from his 5 node Mini Mac creation. Sit close enough to the front and you'll probably be able to hear him grind his teeth as he is demo'ing the fault tolerance and highly available nature of Riak. Please be advised, Basho accepts no liability for any person(s) hurt or injured during Ian's demo.

If that wasn't enough, soon after the clean up operation Basho will be unleashing yet another WMD on the populous. Sean "Scratch" Carey (@densone) will take centre stage.

Sean joined Basho in October 2011. Prior to Basho, he was an independent consultant mainly focusing on large multi-datacenter systems and the development of system management applications. Some of his previous clients include BrightCove, Where, and Electronic Arts. At Basho, Sean and his team focus on System Architecture, System Engineering, Sales Engineering, and Configuration Management. When he's not working, you can find him at Cigar Masters in Boston, talking about technology and playing chess. The oh so eloquent Mr Carey is going to go over the impact that his DevOps team has on engineering at Basho.

Inevitably you're gonna feel parched after the evening's frenzy which is why we're supplying all the booze! Get to talk 1-2-1 with some of the creators of Riak. Also in attendance will be Basho's very own global superstar, Phark Miliups, aka Mark Philips (@pharkmillups). He will be signing any paraphenalia and body parts you want. Again, Basho will not be held responsible for any person(s) hurt.

Juno's basement is arguably one of the most sought after locations in the sprawling hubbub of Shoreditch. Come and join us from 6.30 onwards.