July 23rd, 2014

The agenda for this year’s Cassandra Summit is now available and we couldn’t be more excited. Time and again over the past four years fantastic speakers have stepped up to share their use cases, knowledge, and passion for Apache Cassandra and this year we welcome a host of new speakers including Anthony Vigil from Disney, Alexander Filipchik from Sony, John Sumison from Family Search, Robbie Strickland from The Weather Channel, Sean O Sullivan and Tim Czerniak from Demonware, Gary Stewart from ING, Rogers Stephens from FedEx, Roopa Tangilara from Netflix, Dan Cundiff from Target and many more. Go explore all the sessions, and put together your own agenda of talks you don’t want to miss.

If you still haven’t planned your attendance, register now and don’t miss out this year’s one-and-only world’s largest gathering of Cassandra developers.

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted abstracts. The competition for spots was fierce and unfortunately we could not accommodate everyone. If you submitted, but were not accepted this year, we’d love to work with you on a presentation at a meetup, Cassandra Day, or webinar, so please let us know by emailing us:community@datastax.com.

So, in addition to great technical content what else can you expect at this year’s Summit? Well…we heard you loudly and clearly about some of the room sizes and facilities last year, so this year there is no breakout room with capacity less than 200. We are also hosting receptions on both evenings to allow more time for networking and fun. We’ll also feature a zone where folks can see great applications built on Apache Cassandra and we will welcome more sponsors than ever, as the ecosystem around Cassandra continues to mature. Don’t miss an opportunity to get trained on Cassandra, whether you are a newbie, or fancy yourself a veteran; Day 1 on September 10th features three training tracks; one for beginners, one for advanced data modeling and one for performance tuning.

We hope to see you at Summit, but if you can’t join and want a bit of Summit flavor, stay tuned for where you can attend a meetup group to watch Jonathan Ellis’ keynote live. This year promises to offer a dive into the new features of Cassandra 2.1 which will be generally available by then.