GridGain/Apache® Ignite™ community update (Issue 2)

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Meetups!

GridGain MeetupsCalling all Meetup organizers around the world: Our technical experts are available to speak about Apache Ignite (and/or GridGain products and services)! We are also the organizers of four Meetup groups – and we invite you to participate – and even speak! Just comment at the end of this post and I’ll send you a private message if you’re interested. Here’s the list:

Meanwhile, here’s where to catch some great talks about Apache Ignite! We have 19 newly scheduled meetup talks on the books. Let’s take a closer look….

Scheduled speaking engagements

* Sept. 9: Big Data and Cloud Meetup (Santa Clara, Calif.) 
GridGain Systems product manager and Apache® Ignite™ PMC chair Denis Magda will be speaking at the Big Data and Cloud Meetup September 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. His talk is titled: "Apache Spark and Apache® Ignite™: Where Fast Data Meets the IoT."

* Sept. 13: SF Big Analytics Meetup
GridGain Systems product manager and Apache® Ignite™ PMC Chair Denis Magda will be the featured speaker at the SF Big Analytics Meetup on Sept. 13. Denis' talk is titled: "Better Machine Learning with Apache Ignite."

* Sept. 18: Meetup: Cambridge .NET User Group
GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will speak at the Cambridge .NET User Group Sept. 17. The title of his talk: "Scale Out and Conquer: Apache Ignite for .NET Users."

* Sept. 21: Joint meetup! Bay Area In-Memory Computing Meetup & SF Spark and Friends! "Apache Spark, Ignite and Flink: Where Fast Data Meets the IoT," with Denis Magda.

* Sept. 26: NYC In-Memory Computing Meetup (Details coming soon!) Featuring GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri

* Sept. 27: New York Kubernetes Meetup (NYC)
GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will be speaking at the New York Kubernetes Meetup the evening Sept. 27 at DigitalOcean's HQ. His talk will focus on a DevOps perspective on the orchestration of distributed databases, Apache Ignite. Denis will speak on node auto-discovery, automated horizontal scalability, availability and utilization of RAM and disk with Apache Ignite.

GridGain technical evangelist Akmal Chaudhri speaks at a meetup in Amsterdam June 22, 2017* Oct. 4: Openstack & Ceph User Group Amsterdam
GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will show attendees how to build a Fast Data solution that will receive endless streams from the IoT side and will be capable of processing the streams in real-time using Apache Ignite's cluster resources.

* Oct. 13: Big Data Week London 2017: A Festival of Data (conference)
GridGain Systems Technology Evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will be speaking at the Big Data Week conference Oct. 13 in London. His talk, titled "Powering up banks and financial institutions with distributed systems," will educate attendees about important Apache® Ignite™ features for financial applications -- such as ACID compliance, SQL compatibility, persistence, replication, security, fault tolerance and more.

* Oct. 18: Silicon Valley Java User Group
Join Apache Ignite PMC Chair Denis Magda will introduce the many components of the open-source Apache Ignite. His talk, titled, “Catch an intro to Apache Ignite and skyrocket Java applications,” will teach attendees how to solve some of the most demanding scalability and performance challenges. He will also cover a few typical use cases and work through some code examples.

* Oct. 19: Eurostaff Big Data London
GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will show attendees how to build a Fast Data solution that will receive endless streams from the IoT side and will be capable of processing the streams in real-time using Apache Ignite's cluster resources.

* Oct. 24: Spark Summit Europe 2017 (conference)
GridGain technical evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will be presenting at the Spark Summit Europe conference, Oct. 24-26 at the Convention Centre Dublin in Ireland. His session is titled: "How to Share State Across Multiple Spark Jobs using Apache® Ignite™."

* Nov. 2: Byte-Academy-FinTech-Python-Blockchain-Education Meetup (London)
In his talk, titled, "Powering up banks and financial institutions with distributed systems,” GridGain technical evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will explain important Apache Ignite features for financial applications -- such as ACID compliance, SQL compatibility, persistence, replication, security, fault tolerance and more. A customer case study will also be presented.

Recent in-memory computing blog posts

(Did we miss your blog post? Please let me know in the comments section!)

Scale-up vs. scale-out architectures: A conversation with Fujitsu's Dr. Ferhat Hatay
Aug. 14 | Tom Diederich

Cloud Wars: Apache® Ignite™ – Getting started with AWS for Beginners (Part I)
Aug. 15 | Fotios Filacouris

Inc. 5000 puts GridGain Systems at No.187!
Aug. 17 | Tom Diederich

Apache® Ignite™ Tip: Peer Class Loading Deployment Magic
Aug. 17 | Akmal B. Chaudhri

The Future of In-Memory Computing
Aug. 22 | Tom Diederich

GridGain names Mark Mszanski as new executive vice president of sales
Aug. 29 | Tom Diederich

Webinars

WebinarsUpcoming

Sept. 20
Using GridGain’s Multi-Datacenter Replication to Build a Bulletproof Application,” with Rachel Pedreschi, GridGain principal solutions architect

Sept. 27
Better Machine Learning with Apache® Ignite™,” with technical evangelist Akmal B. Chaudhri

Oct. 4
Postgres with Apache® Ignite™: Faster Transactions and Analytics,” with GridGain senior solution architect Fotios Filacouris

Recent past webinars (recordings available!)

Deploy like a Boss: Using Kubernetes® and Apache® Ignite™,” with GridGain solution architect Dani Traphagen

Useful in-memory computing resources

  • Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers.
  • Habrahabr. Habrahabr (also "Habr") (Russian: Хабрахабр, Хабр) is a Russian collaborative blog with elements of social network about IT, Computer science and anything related to the Internet, owned by Thematic Media.
  • In-Memory Computing Planet (blogs and events) Add you blog feed!
  • Meetup in a Box.” If you would like to speak at a meetup, start or support a meetup, or have questions about meetups in general – let me know! I can help get you up and running with everything you’ll need. 
  • The Apache® Ignite™ Forums
  • More Apace Ignite community resources

Please share any resources I've excluded in the comments section and I'll include them in the next edition. 

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