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From Artem Ervits <>
Subject Re: NoSQL day summary
Date Fri, 24 May 2019 20:30:23 GMT
and CCRI :)

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 4:25 PM Josh Elser <> wrote:

> (pardon the cross-post -- please reply-list unless there's a good reason
> to cross-post some more)
> Hi,
> While NoSQL day is fresh in my head, I wanted to share some general
> information about the event this past Tuesday.
> We got started around 9:30 AM in D.C., yours truly welcoming everyone,
> followed by a fellow from Intel talking about some hardware they have
> coming and the work that Ram and Anoop have been doing about leveraging
> it in HBase (sadly, we didn't have them in person!). Two gents from
> Microsoft Azure got on stage to talk about Azure and the HBase and
> Phoenix support on HDInsight.
>  From there, we broke into two rooms, each of which held seven talks. We
> had lots of familiar faces, but also had some new faces (even for me!).
> After 5pm, we broke out some drinks and snacks and had a candid
> Q&A/Panel session with a spattering of folks from each community. The
> audience gave us some questions to ask them, but I also tried to
> interject a few doozies to make them sweat.
> All said and done, we had about 170 individuals registered, about 140
> folks showed up, and we had roughly 110 of them remaining by the end of
> the day. We were quite happy with these numbers as the usual percentages
> for attendees to registrants is 20-30% lower than this.
> Talks were recorded with their slide presentation. Editing/processing on
> these will take some time -- I'd expect a month before I'm able to get
> these posted on YouTube for everyone (but rest assured that it will
> happen).
> All attendees should be receiving a survey to give us feedback about the
> event, but I'd also encourage anyone else to send me feedback directly
> that doesn't want to use the form. The hope is that we can keep this
> tradition going next year, but it's always a struggle. I can say that we
> could not have done this without the sponsorship of Bloomberg, Intel,
> Microsoft, Salesforce (and, of course, Cloudera). Thank you all very much.
> - Josh

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