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Python on non-relational databases

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This month, we have some special guests from New York giving us a sneak preview of their presentation in Euro Python Conference.


We will start by briefly discussing the trend towards the use of non-relational databases, including CouchDB, MongoDB, Big Table, SimpleDB, etc. We will mention the use cases that have caused these databases to be developed and briefly discuss the differences between them.

Next we will discus some real world use cases for non-relational databases, using MongoDB as a concrete example. This will include demonstrations and discussion of Python code using MongoDB.

Finally we'll open the floor to Q&A.

Main speaker:
Mike Dirolf is a software engineer working for 10gen in New York City. He has been programming in Python since 2003 and handles all Python support for MongoDB, 10gen's document-oriented database. Mike received a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University.

Guest speaker:
Dwight Merriman co-founded DoubleClick in 1995 and served as its CTO for ten years. He was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight is also the co-founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (now part of CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology which serves hundreds of thousands of objects per second. He is also a
board member of the web photo/video sharing company Phanfare. Dwight received a B.S. in Systems Analysis/Computer Science from Miami University of Ohio.

6:30p - 7:00p Pizza and Networking
7:00p - 8:30p Main talk / Q&A

Please RSVP so we know how much food to order ;-)

About Slide's office:
2.5 blocks from Cal Train
Easy parking along 2nd street and Brannan


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