Welcome to RICON West!

RICON is a distributed systems conference by and for engineers, developers, scientists and architects.
This year we'll be headed to San Francisco, CA for RICON West.


San Francisco, CA

VENUE

The St. Regis - 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA

DATE

October 29 - 30th, 2013

This Year's Speakers

Justin Sheehy

Chief Technology Officer Basho Technologies Maximum Viable Product

Pat Helland

Architect Salesforce.com Keystone: Between a ROC and a SOFT Place

Diego Ongaro

PhD Student Stanford University The Raft Consensus Algorithm

Jeff Hodges

Distributed Systems Engineer Twitter Practicalities of Productionizing Distributed Systems

Lindsey Kuper

PhD Student Indiana University LVars: lattice-based data structures for deterministic parallelism

Michael Bernstein

Instigator Code Climate Distributed Systems Archaeology

Susan Potter

Lead Software Engineer Finsignia Distributing Work Across Clusters: Adventures With Riak Pipe

Ryland Degnan

Senior Software Engineer Netflix Yuki: Functional Data Structures for Riak

Miles O'Connell

Software Engineer StackMob More Than Just Data: Using Riak Core to Manage Distributed Services

Justin Shoffstall

Client Services Engineer Basho Technologies The Seven-Layer Burrito; Troubleshooting a Distributed Database in Production

Charlie Voiselle

Client Services Engineer Basho Technologies The Seven-Layer Burrito; Troubleshooting a Distributed Database in Production

Sam Elliott

Engineer Basho Technologies CRDTs: An Update (or maybe just a PUT)

Andrew Thompson

Senior Software Engineer Basho Technologies Riak Security; Locking the Distributed Chicken Coop

Eric Redmond

Engineer Basho Technologies Riak Search 2.0

Derek Murray

Researcher Microsoft Research Timely Dataflow in Naiad

Joseph Blomstedt

Senior Software Engineer Basho Technologies Bringing Consistency to Riak (Part 2)

Jeremy Ong

Founder TBA CRDTs in Production

Jason Brown

Senior Software Engineer Netflix Dynamic Dynamos: Comparing Riak and Cassandra

Raja Selvaraj

Mgr, Data Systems Engineering The Weather Company Building Next Generation Weather Data Distribution and On-demand Forecast Systems Using Riak

Richard Simon

Lead Data Architect StateFarm Insurance Denormalize This!

Richard Berglund

Data Engineer StateFarm Insurance Denormalize This!

Training

We're offering a full day Riak training on Monday, October 28th at the St. Regis hotel before RICON West kicks off. This is the perfect addition for any individual or team looking to get fully-immersed in Riak. This training is being offered in conjunction with RICON West. The three day package is available for $799.

You'll learn about the core principles behind Riak and how it manages to scale both performance and capacity while evenly distributing data throughout the cluster. You can also plan on an overview of the facilities Riak provides for helping you tune your application and your queries for gracefully handling the complexities that often arise from distributed systems.

By the end of the day you'll be able to create and and deploy your own cluster; as well as be familiar with query patterns, data modeling, and running Riak in production. In short, expect to learn all the things you need to start building highly available, scalable systems on Riak.

Please email te@basho.com with any questions.

Conference Schedule

TRACK ONE | Day 1 - Conference Room A

09:45am - 10:00am Opening Remarks Mark Phillips
10:00am - 10:45am Keystone: Between a ROC and a SOFT Place Pat Helland
11:00am - 11:45am LVars: Lattice-based Data Structures for Deterministic Parallelism Lindsey Kuper
12:00pm - 12:45pm Riak Search 2.0 Eric Redmond
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm The Seven-Layer Burrito; Troubleshooting a Distributed Database in Production Justin Shoffstall and Charlie Voiselle
3:00pm - 3:45pm Bad As I Wanna Be: Coordination and Consistency in Distributed Databases Peter Bailis
4:00pm - 4:45pm Bringing Consistency to Riak (Part 2) Joseph Blomstedt
5:00pm - 6:30pm Lightning Talks

TRACK TWO | Day 1 - Conference Room B

09:45am - 10:00am Opening Remarks Mark Phillips
10:00am - 10:45am Keystone: Between a ROC and a SOFT Place Pat Helland
11:00am - 11:45am More Than Just Data: Using Riak Core to Manage Distributed Services Miles O'Connell
12:00pm - 12:45pm The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform: Innovation to Enable Scale Out Storage James Hughes
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm Practicalities of Productionizing Distributed Systems Jeff Hodges
3:00pm - 3:45pm Yuki: Functional Data Structures for Riak Ryland Degnan
4:00pm - 4:45pm Timely Dataflow in Naiad Derek Murray
5:00pm - 6:30pm Lightning Talks

TRACK ONE | Day 2 - Conference Room A

09:30am - 9:45am Opening Remarks Mark Phillips
9:45am - 10:30am Maximum Viable Product Justin Sheehy
10:45am - 11:30am The Raft Consensus Algorithm Diego Ongaro
11:45pm - 12:30pm Controlled Epidemics: Riak's New Gossip Protocol and Metadata Store Jordan West
Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm Dynamic Dynamos: Comparing Riak and Cassandra Jason Brown
2:30pm - 3:15pm Distributed Systems Archaeology Michael Bernstein
3:30pm - 4:15pm Riak Security; Locking the Distributed Chicken Coop Andrew Thompson
4:30pm - 5:15pm The Tail at Scale: Achieving Rapid Response Times in Large Online Services Jeff Dean

TRACK TWO | Day 2 - Conference Room B

09:30am - 9:45am Opening Remarks Mark Phillips
9:45am - 10:30am Maximum Viable Product Justin Sheehy
10:45am - 11:30am CRDTs in Production Jeremy Ong
11:45pm - 12:30pm Distributing Work Across Clusters: Adventures With Riak Pipe Susan Potter
Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm Denormalize This! Richard Simon and Richard Berglund
2:30pm - 3:15pm CRDTs: An Update (or maybe just a PUT) Sam Elliott
3:30pm - 4:15pm Building Next Generation Weather Data Distribution and On-demand Forecast Systems Using Riak Raja Selvaraj and Arvinda Gillella
4:30pm - 5:15pm The Tail at Scale: Achieving Rapid Response Times in Large Online Services Jeff Dean

Hotels and Venue Info

VENUE

The St. Regis San Francisco
125 3rd Street · San Francisco, CA

HOTELS NEAR VENUE

Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
$239/night plus tax
Mention: "Basho Technologies" to receive group rate
Cut off date: September 28, 2013

After Party at Twenty Five Lusk

OCT 29 | Conference Day 1:

On night one of the conference, we're renting out Twenty Five Lusk for a one-of-a-kind party. This will be open to all registered RICON West attendees.

The space at Twenty Five Lusk is a perfect venue to experience San Francisco 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 West

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.