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May 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Microsoft Innovation Center @ Venture Hive
1010 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132

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NoSQL: When, Why, and How

Big Data is yet another buzz word floating around and at its center is NoSQL, an alternative to traditional RDBMS’s like SQL Server. With data growing exponentially, it’s difficult for even an expert DBA to manage. You may have heard of MongoDB, Hadoop, or Redis, but what are they and how are they being used. Amazon is using NoSQL to recommend other products for you to purchase, Google is using it for its lightning-fast search, and many of you may already be using it for web caching.
In this session you will learn the basics of NoSQL, its different flavors, along with when to use NoSQL in place of a traditional relational database. I’ll finish the presentation with a brief demo showing how easy it is to implement a basic movie recommendation engine.

How To Make $25,000 More Per Year Without Writing a Line of Code

Everybody wants to increase their salary or consulting rate. How do you become the kind of developer that people will pay a premium to hire? Technical skills will get you 75% of the way but your “soft skills” are what will set you apart from the crowd. In this talk, Rick Tuttle will share some grey-bearded wisdom about the most difficult aspect of building software: working with humans.


Rick Tuttle is a Senior Web Developer at National Auto Lenders in Miami Lakes where he leads a team building web and mobile apps. Rick is a supporter of the local tech community as an organizer and speaker at WordCamp Miami and other local meetups. He is a musician and an aspiring fiction author. You can follow Rick at @ricktuttle and BeHumblyAwesome.com