0 to Hero in One Day

Want to know how to build an application based on Apache Cassandra? Don’t have a bunch of time to figure it out? Join us for a one-day workshop and let’s build one together!

Here’s what you’ll leave with:

  • A solid understanding of Apache Cassandra fundamentals and how they apply to building apps in a highly distributed fashion
  • Secrets to Cassandra data modeling including how you can leverage them to build apps at scale
  • Career accelerating Apache Cassandra skills as well as new connections with Cassandra experts and peers
  • A full-blown KillrVideo reference app - your very own YouTube!
performance and solutions
  • Basic programming knowledge with Java
  • Comfortable with fundamental programming concepts in Java (did you hear about loops and all?)
  • Knowledge of application architecture
  • Basic fundamentals of a database
  • Have a laptop, able to connect to AWS

  • Need a quick intro or refresher on Apache Cassandra? Here is a great course to check out before the bootcamp (optional): DataStax Enterprise 6 Foundations of Apache Cassandra
Outline of the Day:

Build an always-on application

  1. Create a Cassandra cluster in the cloud
  2. Connect to your cluster using the DataStax Java driver
  3. Optimize the DataStax driver for your use case
  4. Scale your application with effective data modeling patterns
  5. Understand how Cassandra differs from relational solutions
  6. Avoid Cassandra landmines typical in the development process
  7. Utilize high performance patterns using prepared statements and batches


8am - 9am
Breakfast & Networking Break

9am - 10:30am

10:30am - 11am
Networking Break

11am - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Networking Break

1:30pm - 3pm

3pm - 3:15pm
Networking Break

3:15pm - 5pm

5:30pm - 7pm
Bootcamp Unwind
cocktails & great food.
Awards, fun and more!

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Jamie King

Jamie King has four years of DataStax Enterprise experience and a passion for helping others learn. In his past life he built several data-driven websites and other applications. He loves dissecting nuances of big data applications and helping others avoid the landmines that could catch them off guard.

Steve Halladay

Steve Halladay has nearly forty years of experience in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Steve spent most of his career in start-ups in the Boulder, Colorado area. He also spent ten years teaching at Neumont University in Salt Lake City, Utah where he served as the Computer Science Chair. He has an MS in Computer Science and is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at Auburn. He lives in Park City, Utah where he enjoys skiing, hiking and other mountain sports.

Tanya Gallagher

Tanya Gallagher heads up the Curriculum Engineering team at DataStax. Her team built the courses on DataStax Academy to help make developers awesome. Tanya has been in curriculum development for over 20 years and has spent many more as a technical classroom instructor. Prior to DataStax, Tanya spent 12 years in the education team at Ixia, a network device testing company.

Patrick McFadin

Patrick McFadin is the VP of Developer Relations at DataStax, where he leads a team devoted to making users of DataStax products successful. He has also worked as Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, where he helped build some of the largest and most exciting deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons and an Oracle DBA/Developer for over 15 years.

Jeff Carpenter

Jeff Carpenter leads the Developer Advocate team at DataStax, leveraging his background in system architecture, microservices, and Apache Cassandra to help empower developers and operations engineers build distributed systems that are scalable, reliable, and secure. Jeff has worked on projects ranging from a complex battle planning system in an austere network environment, to a cloud-based hotel reservation system and is the author of Cassandra: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition.

David Gilardi

David Gilardi is a Developer Advocate at DataStax who is a total nerd for distributed databases. He has over 20 years of relevant experience in programming, database administration, cloud, server/network monitoring, and analytics. Before his time at DataStax he was Senior Development Manager at Hobsons, an education services company, responsible for a flagship SaaS CRM product deployed on hybrid cloud using a combination of relational and NoSQL database technologies.

Cedrick Lunven

Cedrick is a happy developer advocate at DataStax, where he is able to share his passions about developments and distributed architectures. With several positions as developer, technical architect, and presale, and a strong background on integration middlewares, he had multiple opportunities to empower his customers to build cutting-edge distributed applications. In 2013 he embraced the open source community by creating a Feature Toggle Framework named ff4j which he still actively maintains.

Amanda Moran

Amanda is a Developer Advocate for DataStax. Her passion is bridging the gap between customers and engineering! Amanda graduated from Santa Clara University in 2012 with a Master’s in Computer Science, she also has a Bachelor's of Science In Biology from the University of Washington. She is based in the Bay Area and has worked for HP, Lockheed Martin, Teradata, and an Apache Trafodion startup Esgyn. Amanda is an Apache Committer and member of the PMC for Apache Trafodion. She has worked on customer POC’s, executive demos, AWS deployments, python coding, data science workshops, conferences, linux/hadoop administration, and scripting -- a little bit of everything!

Adron Hall

Adron is often referred to as the “guy with solutions.” If there’s a question about how something should be built, he is the go to guy for coming up with how to get things done, deployed, and into production. With his calm and collected demeanor, and sometimes snarky wit, Adron is the person you want building teams and creating systems. His ability to impart upon others energy, knowledge, and enthusiasm is exceptional.

Eric Zietlow

Eric Zietlow is a Developer Advocate at DataStax and lover of Apache Cassandra. He has over 5 years of relevant experience in programming, cloud, and distributed systems. Before his time as a Developer Advocate he was a Solutions Architect managing hundreds of accounts.


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