I'm interested in all things around databases — both from the relational and non-relational world, but also distributed systems in general. At the moment I'm mainly working with Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, but MongoDB, MySQL, Redis, PostgreSQL, Hazelcast, Neo4j, Cassandra, and Couchbase are on my radar as well.
Most of my applications run on Amazon Web Services or DigitalOcean. For deployments I work primarily with Maven or Gradle, JUnit, Jenkins, and Ansible in particular.
Automate all the things!
My web applications include static pages built with Middleman / Ruby, dynamic applications with SilverStripe / PHP, and backends with Java and Spring. I have also written a SilverStripe book and was both a Google Summer of Code student and mentor for the project.
Architecture, advantages, and common use cases with nginx.
Overview of the Elastic Stack and a hands-on demo of the features of Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, and Kibana.
Giving an overview over SilverStripe; both the CMS and the underlying framework and showing off some nice features in a live demo.
Talk about the dangers of the cloud and how to protect against them effectively — in particular on AWS.
The group covers everything from the world of databases. We have already had more than twenty events on Elasticsearch, Neo4j, MongoDB, CouchDB, Couchbase, Redis, Cassandra, Hazelcast, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. In addition, we have covered indexing and "modern" SQL, the frameworks jOOQ and Morphia, as well as the pros and cons of NoSQL databases. And we are continuously planning interesting sessions for the future.
While ViennaDB is very practical, this meetup covers academic articles in the area of computer science. There are a number of these Papers We Love Meetups, for example in New York, San Francisco, London, or Berlin — we are the Vienna chapter. Our topics are the foundations of programming languages and concepts as well as interesting implementations, especially in the area of distributed systems.
This meetup is highly focused on SilverStripe. We are covering what is working for us SilverStripers and what is not, what are common social or programming issues and how to tackle them. On the technical side we have covered changes in SilverStripe 3.0 and 3.1, how to run your site on nginx, the creation of templates with Zurb Foundation, and how to work with GridFields.