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Thursday, April 9
 

9:30am

Breakfast
Thursday April 9, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am
Chicago 8 & 9

10:15am

Getting Started with Apache Cassandra and DataStax
This is a crash course introduction to Cassandra. You'll step away understanding how it's possible to to utilize this distributed database to achieve high availability across multiple data centers, scale out as your needs grow, and not be woken up at 3am just because a server failed. We'll cover the basics of data modeling with CQL, and understand how that data is stored on disk. We'll wrap things up by setting up Cassandra locally, so bring your laptops.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Haddad

Jon Haddad

Apache Cassandra Evangelist, DataStax
Jon Haddad has 10 years experience in both development and operations working at startups in southern California. For the last 2 years he's been a committer to cqlengine, the Python object mapper for Cassandra. He's now a Technical Evangelist at Datastax, continuing to focus on advancing... Read More →
avatar for Luke Tillman

Luke Tillman

Apache Cassandra Language Evangelist, DataStax
Luke Tillman is a Language Evangelist for Apache Cassandra at DataStax, with a focus on the .NET community but a passion for polyglot. He’s spent over 15 years as a software engineer, writing code for web applications both large and small. Prior to DataStax, he worked as a software... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Chicago 8 & 9

11:15am

Driving Cassandra with the Java Driver
So you’re a JVM developer, you understand Cassandra’s architecture, and you’re on your way to knowing its data model well enough to build descriptive data models that perform well. What you need now is to know the Java Driver.

What seems like an inconsequential library that proxies your application’s queries to your Cassandra cluster is actually a sophisticated piece of code that solves a lot of problems for you that early Cassandra developers had to code by hand. Come to this session to see features you might be missing and examples of how to use the Java driver in real applications.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Berglund

Tim Berglund

Global Director of Training, DataStax
Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with DataStax. He is a conference speaker internationally and in the United States, and contributes to the Denver, Colorado tech community as president of the Denver Open Source User Group. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 11:15am - 11:45am
Chicago 8 & 9

11:45am

0 to App faster with Ruby and NodeJS
Ready to build something with Cassandra but don't want to use something heavy like Java or C#? Let's take a quick tour though the DataStax Ruby and NodeJS drivers. You'll see how they are easy to use and just as powerful as any other driver. Connect, insert, query like a pro and if there is a server failure? No problem. I'll show you how these drivers keep your app online despite server failures. This is a quick talk, but we'll have plenty of time to make you productive. It's that easy!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick McFadin

Patrick McFadin

Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra, DataStax
Patrick McFadin is regarded as one of the foremost experts of Apache Cassandra and data modeling techniques. As the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, he has helped build some of the largest deployments in the world. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Mills

Rebecca Mills

Junior Technical Evangelist for Apache Cassandra, DataStax
Rebecca Mills is a Junior Evangelist at DataStax, the company behind Apache Cassandra. She is interested in the new Cassandra user experience and is involved making it more approachable for everyone. She holds a B.Sc in biochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
Chicago 8 & 9

12:15pm

Lunch
Thursday April 9, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Chicago 8 & 9

1:00pm

Apache Cassandra Data Modeling 101
Relational systems have always been built on the premise of modeling relationships. As you will see, static schema, one-to-one, many-to-many still have a place in Cassandra. From the familiar, we’ll go into the specific differences in Cassandra and tricks to make your application fast and resilient.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick McFadin

Patrick McFadin

Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra, DataStax
Patrick McFadin is regarded as one of the foremost experts of Apache Cassandra and data modeling techniques. As the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, he has helped build some of the largest deployments in the world. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago 8 & 9

2:00pm

Diagnosing Problems in Production
This sessions covers diagnosing and solving common problems encountered in production, using performance profiling tools. We’ll also give a crash course to basic JVM garbage collection tuning. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of what they should look for when they encounter problems with their in-production Cassandra cluster.  This talk is intended for people with a general understanding of Cassandra, but it not required to have experience running it in production.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Haddad

Jon Haddad

Apache Cassandra Evangelist, DataStax
Jon Haddad has 10 years experience in both development and operations working at startups in southern California. For the last 2 years he's been a committer to cqlengine, the Python object mapper for Cassandra. He's now a Technical Evangelist at Datastax, continuing to focus on advancing... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chicago 8 & 9

3:20pm

Building Your First Application in Apache Cassandra
You’ve heard the talks, followed the tutorials, and done the research.  You are a font of Cassandra knowledge.  Now it’s time to change the world! (Or at least build something to make your boss happy).  In this talk we’ll walk through the process of building KillrVideo, an open source video sharing website where users can upload and share videos, rate them, comment on them, and more.  By looking at a real application, we’ll talk about architectural decisions, how the application drives the data model, some pro tips when using the DataStax drivers, and some lessons learned from mistakes made along the way.  You’ll leave this session ready to start building your next application (world-changing or otherwise) with Cassandra.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Tillman

Luke Tillman

Apache Cassandra Language Evangelist, DataStax
Luke Tillman is a Language Evangelist for Apache Cassandra at DataStax, with a focus on the .NET community but a passion for polyglot. He’s spent over 15 years as a software engineer, writing code for web applications both large and small. Prior to DataStax, he worked as a software... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Chicago 8 & 9

4:20pm

Top 5 Tips & Tricks with Apache Cassandra / DataStax Enterprise
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Gilmore

Cliff Gilmore

Big Data Architecture Expert, DataStax
I am an accomplished technology thought leader who brings deep technical knowledge and customer facing savvy to design and implement solutions for today's "Big Data" problems. I am adept at seeing the big picture of a problem yet having the technical know-how to get down in the weeds... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Chicago 8 & 9