Riak Recap for June 29 - July 5

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Wed Jul 6 19:41:52 EDT 2011

Afternoon, Evening, Morning to All - 	

For today's Recap: jobs, new wiki content, Riak at a Cassandra meetup,
new code for the Python client, and much more.



Community Manager
Basho Technologies

Riak Recap for June 29 - July 5

1) The SUSE install instructions on the Wiki got a small update from
Gregory Haskins.

* Diff here ---> https://github.com/basho/riak_wiki/pull/122/files
* Wiki page here ---> http://wiki.basho.com/Installing-on-SUSE.html

Thanks, Gregory!

2) Basho Hacker Russell Brown added some info to the Wiki that's all
about benchmarking the Java Client (complete with graphs!).

* Read here --->  http://wiki.basho.com/Java-Client-Benchmark.html

3) More new wiki content: the "Recovering a Failed Node" page got a
sizable update.

* Read here ---> http://wiki.basho.com/Recovering-a-failed-node.html

4) For any of our Riak users who reside in/around London: Community
member Russell Smith (@ukd1) will be representing Riak at the July
18th Cassandra meetup where they are planning to compare NoSQL DBs.

* Details here ---> http://www.meetup.com/Cassandra-London/events/16972731/

5) For anyone in/around Philadelphia: @jeffkirkell is wondering if
anyone is interested in starting a local Riak meetup:

* Respond here ---> http://twitter.com/#!/JeffKirkell/status/88665929252216832

6) We put the next Bay Area meetup on the calendar. This one will
feature the Formspring dev team talking about how they are using Riak
in production and what they learned running Riak at scale on AWS.

* http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Riak-Meetup/events/24779281/

7) Speaking of the team at Formspring, we merged a huge chunk of code
they contributed to the Riak Python Client.

* Here's the pull request --->


8) This was already sent to the list in an email but warrants passing
along again: Basho CTO Justin Sheehy wrote a blog post about the work
we've been doing with Google's LevelDB and why we think it'll make an
excellent addition to Riak.

* Read here ---> http://blog.basho.com/2011/07/01/Leveling-the-Field/

9) Some jobs to pass along:

* The team at Clipboard is hiring for all of the following: Front-end
Engineer, Ops, Engineer, and Data Engineer. Details here --->

* LA-based social media app company looking for engineers who "Love
Riak". Details here --->

* Pitchfork, in Chicago, is looking for a full-time developer. Read up
here ---> http://pitchfork.jobscore.com/job_seeker/jobs/job_posting/dYhSmCN1er4kTheJe4bk1X

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