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Christopher Meiklejohn
Software Engineer @ Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies

Christopher Meiklejohn is a Software Engineer with Basho Technologies, Inc. where he focuses on building rich web applications for Riak using Erlang and JavaScript. Before joining Basho, he worked at Swipely, a loyalty program startup based in Providence where he maintained critical infrastructure components written in Ruby. Christopher is also a graduate student in computer science at Brown University in Providence RI, where he studies formal verification and distributed systems.

Twitter: @cmeik
Github: @cmeiklejohn

Christopher Meiklejohn is Giving the Following Talks
Leveraging Riak's New Data Types

Riak has traditionally been a opaque key-value store, but that's about to change!

This talk will give a brief introduction to Riak's new data types, built on top of recent academic research into a series of data structures called convergent and commutative replicated data types (CRDTs). We will discuss the theory, implementation, and how to begin using them in your next application built on top of Riak.

Talk objectives: Teach the theory behind CRDTs, how to begin using them in your Riak based application

Target audience: Users of Riak; users who are interested in building eventually consistent applications using Riak Core and Riak DT