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Kevin Smith
Riak Commiter at Basho
Basho Technologies

Kevin Smith has, at various times, been a network administrator, DBA, developer, team lead and trainer over his 14 year career. He first learned about Erlang in 2006 via Joe
Armstrong's excellent book and has never looked back. Until recently Kevin was the founder and operator of Hypothetical Labs, an Erlang focused consultancy. Kevin is now a senior member of the development team at Basho Technologies.

Kevin Smith is Teaching the Following Courses

Target Audience: Software Developers
Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with Erlang
• Understand when to use mochiweb and webmachine
• Learn how to use Nitrogen to build interactive web interfaces
• Become familiar with Riak and understand how to use it effectively
Goal: Learn how to use popular open source frameworks to build robust web applications
Duration: Three days
Registration: 08:30 on 7th June 2010.
Venue: London Fruit & Wool Exchange.
Description: You get an introduction to the popular Erlang libraries mochiweb, webmachine, Nitrogen, and Riak. We will cover the basics of each library and construct several small web applications highlighting each library. The class will culminate in a final exercise which will use webmachine, Nitrogen, and Riak to build a complete web application.
Kevin Smith is Host to the Following Tracks

Ever since Mnesia entered the scene in 1995, Erlang has been a language for the most discriminating database hackers. With CouchDB, Scalaris and Riak, Erlang is now on the forefront of the NoSQL wave - the biggest revolution in the database world since E.F. Codd invented the Relational Model.