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GridGain technology evangelist Akmal Chaudhri is in the middle of another three-day, three city meetup tour this week – this time around featuring Kubernetes. All three meetups are sold-out! (They are all free events but the RSVP limit maxed out).     Yesterday he spoke at the München Kubernetes/Cloud-Native Meetup; this evening he’ll be the featured speaker at the Hamburg Kubernetes/Cloud-…
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This report is for week 7 of the Big Data meetup tour. The two cities covered this week were Brussels and Luxembourg. These were also the last two cities in the Big Data meetup tour. Day 15: Brussels I flew out from London to Brussels on Wednesday 17 October. It was the earliest flight on this Big Data meetup tour. My hotel was in downtown Brussels, near Brussels Midi Station. Since I planned…
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This report is for week 6 of the Big Data meetup tour. The two cities covered this week were Singapore and Stockholm, half a world apart. Continuing on from the previous meetup report, I took the KLIA Ekspres from KL Sentral to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday 7 October. Anyone that has attended one of my meetup or conference presentations will know that I occasionally make…
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Autumn is in the air – and so is Akmal. Our London-based technology evangelist will be flying to speaking engagements in Brussels, Luxembourg and New York City over the next couple of weeks.   But Akmal won’t be the only GridGain expert speaking at meetups: GridGain senior consultant Lucas Beeler will preside over a hands-on workshop for Java developers at the Silicon Valley Java User Group on…
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This report is for week 5 of the Big Data meetup tour. Similar to week 4, only one city this week and that was Helsinki. However, from Helsinki I travelled on to Kuala Lumpur (KL) to run an Apache® Ignite™ workshop. Day 12: Helsinki I have had the good fortune to visit many cities around the world through various roles that I have held with other employers, so I have actually visited Helsinki…
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Next week, our experts will be speaking at events on three continents – and our technology  evangelist Akmal Chaudhri will at two of them. The week’s largest event happens Tuesday and Wednesday: the In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2018. This conference will bring together in-memory computing experts from across North America and the Pacific Rim. It’s down to the wire, but if you’d like…
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This is week 4 of the Big Data meetup tour. Only one city this week and that was Oslo. So, this meetup report will be quite short. Day 11: Oslo Quite a long time ago, I visited Oslo when working for a previous employer. That last trip was in winter time and there was lots of snow. This time, no snow and very mild weather. Having stayed in some airport hotels over the past few weeks where it…
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Previously, I briefly wrote about the first week and the second week of the Big Data meetup tour. This blog post is about the third week of the Big Data meetup tour. Three more meetups this week. This time it was Paris, Amsterdam and London. Great to finish-up in London, which is my home town. This first meetup tour also concludes in London. However, there are other meetups that GridGain is…
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In the previous blog post, I provided a quick summary of the first week of the Big Data Tour, where I am presenting on Apache® Ignite™. After returning home from the first week and able to rest over the weekend, I started the second week of the tour on Monday 10 September. In this blog post, I will quickly summarise the second week of the tour. The second week required more travel as there were…
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In my job at GridGain, I am privileged to work with some of the smartest and most talented people that I have ever met in my IT career. I am also fortunate in the variety of work that I get involved with. This includes presenting at meetups and conferences, building demos, writing blog posts, presenting webinars, occasionally writing and editing product documentation, and even contributing to the…
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The fourth and final meetup that I attended on my trip to Washington DC was held on Thursday 5 April at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover, Maryland. The meetup was organized by Apache Spark and Distributed Computing Maryland. The location of the meetup was quite far from where I was staying, so I had to journey out of Washington using on-demand car…
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Our experts were busy speaking at a couple of events this week: the  NYC In-Memory Computing Meetup, and on the other coast, at the OpenIoT Summit North America in Portland. And next week will be even busier as our experts hit the road once again to connect with customers, Apache Ignite users and in-memory computing enthusiasts.  Week in Review: Our friends at WeWork donated a great spot in…
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Next week is a busy one for GridGain's technical evangelist Akmal Chaudhri. He’ll spend Monday in Brussels and then catch a train to Amsterdam where he’ll remain until his flight home late Thursday night after four speaking engagements -- including two In-Memory Computing Fundamentals workshops. I’ll go into more detail about each event -- but first, it's back to Silicon Valley where GridGain…
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GridGain Systems kicks off "GridGain + Scala" European Tour 2010.Seven cities in two weeks. Come to see what makes GridGain "Cloud Application Platform" start every 20 seconds around the globe and learn how you can use Scala to build distributed grid and cloud applications with zero deployment.Niort - October 26thRome - October 28thGrenoble - October 29thParis - November 2ndLondon - November…
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