18:30: Welcome and start networking around beer and pizza
19:00: the speakers for this month are
- Mark Gillett (Skype): on the challenges at Skype
- Adrian Cockcroft (Netflix): on How Netflix uses Cassandra
21:00: wrap up and head to nearby pub
About the speakers:
Cloud architect for Netflix, previously managed personalization algorithm platform development. Founding member of eBay Research Labs, Sun Distinguished Engineer. Author of Sun Performance and Tuning books.
Netflix are one of the most high profile users of Cassandra. Over the past year they have been investing heavily in Cassandra as their primary persistent storage solution having previously migrated from Oracle.
Big thanks to Acunu and Musicmetric for organising the meetup, to Canonical for sponsoring food and drinks, and to Forward for hosting us and handling the beers.