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Jan Lehnardt
CouchDB committer and evangelist
CouchDB Ltd

Jan Lehnardt is CouchDB's chief evangelist and a director of CouchDB Ltd. where he consults for major industry players. Jan's has spoken about CouchDB at conferences such as O'Reilly's OSCON and QCon, as well as groups like the BBC's web development team.

Jan Lehnardt is Giving the Following Talks
CouchDB from 10,000 ft - an introduction to CouchDB

This presentation takes a look at CouchDB from 10,000 ft. We try not to lose you in technical details and paint the big picture that you need to understand CouchDB’s strengths and weaknesses.

CouchDB is a document oriented database. It does not adhere to the relational principles of traditional databases. You will learn what that means for your application design.

CouchDB’s replication support solves the problems of high-traffic web sites, distributed peer-to-peer, and offline applications all at the same time. We show you what kind of applications you are able to build with that.

However, CouchDB is no Silver Bullet and there are cases where it is a poor fit. You will learn to decide when to use it for your project and when you are better off with a different solution.
Jan Lehnardt is Teaching the Following Courses

Target Audience: Web Developer, Software Architect, Database Administrator or a current user of CouchDB who needs formal training.
Prerequisites: You should have a basic understanding of web technologies (HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, Server-Side Scripting, databases) and an open mind for a new way of thinking about data.
This is a three-day tutorial split into morning and afternoon sessions. Each block ends with exercises that are reviewed in the beginning of the following block.
Goal: Learn CouchDB — all of it.
Duration: Three days.
Registration: 08:30 on 27th April 2009 at the Sheraton Palo Alto.
This three day course takes you from a gentle introduction into new ways of dealing with your data, over building a new kind of peer-to-peer applications using web technologies to deployment and high-performance strategies and internals.
Your teachers are J Chris Anderson and Jan Lehnardt, both CouchDB core developers and full-time CouchDB consultants. Learn everything directly from the source and be sure, the things you learn are field-tested.