March 20th, 2013

NYC* Big Data Tech Day is off to a terrific start. Just finishing up on stage is Jonathan Ellis, DataStax CTO/Co-Founder and Apache Cassandra Chair, presenting the kick-off keynote.  All of our presentations will be recorded and posted to the Planet Cassandra YouTube Channel within the next few weeks; check back for announcements. Here’s what we’re looking at for our schedule today: 



Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

08:00AM-09:00AM Registration and Breakfast
09:00AM-09:45AM Jonathan Ellis (DataStax)
The State of Cassandra
10:00AM-10:50AM Thomas Pinkney (eBay)
Graph-based Recommendation Systems at eBay
Matt Pfeil (DataStax), Rick Branson (Instagram), Russ Bradberry (SimpleReach), Matt Conway (Backupify), Jake Luciani (BlueMountain), Ed Capriolo (m6d)
We F****d Up So You Don’t Have To
10:50AM-11:05AM Break
11:05AM-11:55AM Sameer Farooqui
How to Analyze the Human Genome with Cassandra
Eric Lubow (SimpleReach)
The Big Data Revolution is an Evolution
12:00PM-12:50PM Rick Branson (Instagram) Sanjay Sharma (Impetus), Jeff Siegman (Pitney Bowes), Michael Shaler (DataStax)
Implement Big Data Now
12:50PM-02:00PM Lunch Meet the Experts
02:00PM-02:50PM Jake Luciani (Blue Mountain)
Building a Scalable Time-Series Database with Cassandra
Ed Capriolo (m6d)
Advanced Data Processing: Beyond Queries and Slices
03:00PM-03:50PM Ameet Chaubal and Mauricio Vacas (Accenture) Dave Finnegan and Tupshin Harper(DataStax)
NoSQL No Longer Equals No Security
03:50PM-04:10PM Break
04:10PM-05:00PM Brian O’Neill (Health Market Science)
A Big Data Quadfecta: Cassandra, Storm, Elastic Search and Kafka
Michael Figuiere (DataStax)
New Cassandra Drivers in Depth
05:10PM-06:00PM John McCann (Comcast)
Using Cassandra for DVR Scheduling at Comcast
Nathan Milford (Outbrain)
06:00PM-08:30PM Drink Up Lightning Talks


All of our headlining C* speakers will be presented with a Raspberry Pi pre-loaded with Apache Cassandra! Many thanks to C* community member Russell Bradberry (@devdazed) for setting these up.  Be sure to keep up-to-date with Russ’s blog DevDazed, as he will soon be posting about running an Apache Cassandra cluster across multiple Pi’s


Pictures from Jonathan Ellis’ kick-off keynote: