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RedisConf 20Fifteen – A(nother) POV

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way”

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

Last week I went to the Redis Conf, and it was absolutely awesome. Any trekkie who’s been to a Star Trek Convention can relate to my experience. Over 250 attendees from around the world gathered to practice and share their best and worst experiences with the best and fastest open source database in the world – Redis. I’ll be curating the relevant materials as they become available. You can get started on what I have so far in today’s edition of Redis Watch. Apart from that:

The Best

  • Old and new friends met and made
  • Singing “Happy 6th Birthday Redis” with everyone
  • Salvatore’s keynote
  • Josiah’s session
  • Matt’s session
  • The location
  • The food (sponsored by Redis Labs) was delicious (unrelated to Redis Labs :))

The So So

I’d never thought I’d say it but… TOO. MUCH. CONTENT! I/O IS BLOCKING! BUFFER OVERFLOW! KERNEL PANIC!

Seriously, with 20+ top-quality sessions (some in parallel tracks) and so many people to talk with, I ran all over the place and constantly felt I was missing something. Given my single-threadedness, I wish/suggest that 2016’s conference be at least 2 days long.

Another area that I should personally improve in is picking my speaking topics – by happy coincidence both Bill and I had basically given presentation about the same topic and much of the content overlapped – I guess great minds do think alike (although I’ve been going bald since way before I was benchmarking).

The Worst

  • That thing with Matt & Salvatore 🙁

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