SXSW: Our first developer Chill and Chat

March 10, 2012

This is the 26th year of the SXSW (South by Southwest), the annual music, film, and interactive conference.  Everybody whose anybody, and even a few who aren’t, are here.   Yesterday the 10-day event kicked off.  As a company, Dell is a big participant and sponsor from panels, to music lounges, to an entrepreneur’s UnConference, to education, to gaming.

As for the Web|Tech vertical we have taken our own guerrilla approach to participation in this shindig in our own backyard.  Besides going to parties that customers and partners are throwing, Cote and I have organized a series of informal “chill and chat” meet ups for developers and tech types.

Last night we held our first soiree at Opal Divines.  Here is a mini-montage I made featuring a few of the attendees:

I asked the folks to say who they are, where they’re from, who they work for and what they hope to get out of SXSW.

The line-up

Our next events

If you’re around here’s where we’ll be tonight and tomorrow:

  • Saturday, March 10th  7-9:00pm  – Speakeasy – Downstairs (412 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX)
  • Sunday, March 11th 5:30-7:30pm – Hilton Bar (Finn and Porter)  (500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX)

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…

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Hadoop World: NoSQL database MongoDB

November 28, 2011

I’m getting near the end of the interviews that I did while at Hadoop World earlier this month, just one more after this (with Splunk’s CTO and co-founder).

Today’s entry features a talk I had with Nosh Petigara, director of product strategy at 10gen, the company behind MongoDB.

Some of the ground that Nosh covers

  • Who is 10gen and what is MongoDB
  • (0:29) How does Nosh define NoSQL
  • (1:20) What use cases is Mongo best at
  • (2:14) Some examples of customers using Mongo (foursquare, Disney and MTV) and what they’re using it for
  • (3:08) How Mongo and Hadoop work together
  • (4:03) Whats in Mongo’s future that Nosh is excited about

Extra-credit reading

  • Mongo Conference: MongoSV (Dec 9 in Silicon valley)

Pau for now…


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