Welcome to RICON East!

RICON is a distributed systems conference by and for engineers, developers, scientists and architects.
This year we'll be headed to New York City, NY for RICON East.


New York City, NY

VENUE

New World Stages - 340 West 50th St., New York City, NY

DATE

May 13th - 14th, 2013

This Year's Speakers

Like last year we are committed to delivering a high quality array of talks at RICON East. Talks will concern the theory, practice and importance of running distributed systems in production, featuring speakers from academia to industry.

Dr. Margo Seltzer

Herchel Smith Professor of CS Harvard SEAS Automatically Scalable Computation

Camille Fournier

VP of Technical Architecture Rent the Runway ZooKeeper for the Skeptical Architect

Sean Cribbs

Software Engineer Basho Technologies Just Open a Socket - Connecting Applications to Distributed Systems

Neil Conway

PhD Candidate UC Berkeley Bloom: Big Systems from Small Programs

Hilary Mason

Chief Scientist bitly Realtime Systems for Social Data Analysis

Shawn Gravelle

IT Architect State Farm Insurance High Availability with Riak and PostgreSQL

Sam Townsend

Data Team Lead State Farm Insurance High Availability with Riak and PostgreSQL

Andy Gross

Chief Architect Basho Technologies Lessons Learned and Questions Raised from Building Distributed Systems

Chris Tilt

Sr. Software Engineer Basho Technologies Riak Enterprise Revisited

Ryan Zezeski

Sr. Software Engineer Basho Technologies Yokozuna: Distributed Search You Don't Think About

Reid Draper

Software Engineer Basho Technologies Advancing Riak CS

Brian Akins

Senior Principal Architect Turner Broadcasting System Large Scale Data Service as a Service

Matthew Von-Maszewski

Software Engineer Basho Technologies Optimizing LevelDB for Performance and Scale

Mark Wunsch

Lead Software Engineer Gilt Groupe Scaling Happiness Horizontally

Michajlo Matijkiw

Sr. Software Engineer Comcast Interactive Media Firefighting Riak at Scale

Rich Hickey

Creator of Clojure Designer of Datomic Using Datomic with Riak

Theo Schlossnagle

Chief Executive Officer OmniTI How Do You Eat An Elephant?

Robert Treat

Chief Operating Officer OmniTI How Do You Eat An Elephant?

James Hughes

Principal Technologist Seagate Technology Revolution in Storage

Sathish Gaddipati

VP of Enterprise Data The Weather Channel Building a Weather Data Services Platform on Riak

Conference Schedule

TRACK ONE | Day 1 - Stage 4

8:00am - 8:45am Registration and Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Opening Remarks Justin Sheehy
9:00am - 9:45am Automatically Scalable Computation Margo Seltzer
10:00am - 10:45am Large Scale Data Service as a Service Brian Akins
11:00am - 11:45am Optimizing LevelDB for Performance and Scale Matthew Von-Maszewski
12:00pm - 12:45pm Why Is My Cache So Dumb? Smarter Caching with Pequod Neha Narula
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm Bloom: Big Systems from Small Programs Neil Conway
3:00pm - 3:45pm Just Open a Socket - Connecting Applications to Distributed Systems Sean Cribbs
4:00pm - 5:00pm Lightning Talks
7:30pm - 11:30pm After Party at Hudson Terrace

TRACK TWO | Day 1 - Stage 2

8:00am - 8:45am Registration and Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Opening Remarks Justin Sheehy
9:00am - 9:45am Automatically Scalable Computation Margo Seltzer
10:00am - 10:45am ZooKeeper for the Skeptical Architect Camille Fournier
11:00am - 11:45am Scaling Happiness Horizontally Mark Wunsch
12:00pm - 12:45pm Firefighting Riak at Scale Michajlo Matijkiw
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm Riak Enterprise Revisited Chris Tilt
3:00pm - 3:45pm Riak Techniques for Advanced Web & Mobile Application Development Sunny Gleason
4:00pm - 5:00pm Lightning Talks
7:30pm - 11:30pm After Party at Hudson Terrace

TRACK ONE | Day 2 - Stage 4

8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 9:45am Opening Remarks Tom Santero
10:00am - 10:45am Nobody ever got fired for picking Java: evaluating emerging programming languages for business-critical systems Alex Payne
11:00am - 11:45am High Availability with Riak and PostgreSQL Shawn Gravelle and Sam Townsend
12:00pm - 12:45pm Yokozuna: Distributed Search You Don't Think About Ryan Zezeski
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm Realtime Systems for Social Data Analysis Hilary Mason
3:00pm - 3:45pm Using Datomic with Riak Rich Hickey
4:00pm - 5:00pm Lessons Learned and Questions Raised from Building Distributed Systems Andy Gross

TRACK TWO | Day 2 - Stage 2

8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 9:45am Opening Remarks Tom Santero
10:00am - 10:45am Building a Weather Data Services Platform on Riak Sathish Gaddipati
11:00am - 11:45am Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen and the Perils of Network Partitions Kyle Kingsbury
12:00pm - 12:45pm How Do You Eat An Elephant? Theo Schlossnagle and Robert Treat
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm Advancing Riak CS Reid Draper
3:00pm - 3:45pm Revolution in Storage James Hughes
4:00pm - 5:00pm Lessons Learned and Questions Raised from Building Distributed Systems Andy Gross

Hotels and Venue Info

VENUE

New World Stages
340 West 50th St., New York City, NY

HOTELS NEAR VENUE

Belvedere Hotel
319 West 48th Street,
New York, NY 10036
$229-309, without tax (14.75% in NYC)
Limited rooms (50 reserved), so book before April 12
Group Reference: Basho Technologies

Holiday Inn, Midtown
440 W 57th St. (between 10th Ave & 9th Ave)
New York City, NY 10019
$239, without tax (14.75% in NYC)
Limited rooms (50 reserved), so book before April 12
Group Reference: Ricon East, Block Group Code: XRI

After Party at Hudson Terrace

MAY 13 | Conference Day 1:

On night one of the conference, we're renting out Hudson Terrace for a one-of-a-kind party. This will be open to all registered RICON East attendees, special guests, and area developers (if space permits). Register to join us!

The space at Hudson Terrace is a perfect venue to experience New York City while arguing over RICON talks and plotting new applications, companies, and careers. Basho and our sponsors will furnish drinks, food, and entertainment. Just show up ready to enjoy yourself.

Proud Sponsors of RICON East

RICON wouldn't be possible without the support and inspiration of our various sponsors. Take a moment to peruse what they have to offer and make sure to say "thanks" when you get to the conference.

If you're interested in sponsoring RICON East, send an email to [email protected]. We'd love to talk to you, and we're open to any ideas you want to throw at us to make your investment in RICON valuable.

About RICON and Basho

WHY DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS MATTER


All things are distributed.

From multi-core CPUs, to the ATM network you used last weekend, to the massively scalable distributed databases behind Amazon, Facebook, and Google: distributed systems are transparently pervasive.

This is the way forward, the only way to achieve better performance, better scalability, better robustness.

The science and engineering around these distributed systems is rapidly evolving, and RICON was created as an industry forum for ideas both new and old, for veterans to share war stories and explorers to shine a light on the paths ahead. If you want to be better at your job, if you can help others be better at theirs, RICON is the place to be.

CODE OF CONDUCT


Basho is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

HARASSMENT

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

SPONSORS

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

PARTICIPANTS

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately.

Derived from leftlogic/confcodeofconduct.

WHO WE ARE


Basho Technologies is the creator and developer of Riak, an open-source distributed database that provides extreme high-availability, fault-tolerance, and operational simplicity. Riak has rapidly gained adoption throughout the Fortune 100 and has become foundational to many of the world’s fastest-growing Web-based, mobile and social networking applications.

RICON is created and proudly sponsored by Basho Technologies.