Kresten Krab Thorup, TweetHacker, CTO of Trifork, GOTO Host
Biography: Kresten Krab Thorup
Kresten has been a contributor to several open source projects, including GCC, GNU Objective-C, GNU Compiled Java, Emacs, and Apache Geronimo/Yoko. Before joining Trifork, Kresten worked at NeXT Software (now acquired by Apple), where he was responsible for the development of the Objective-C tool chain, the debugger, and the runtime system. Kresten was on the committee for JSR-14 (adding generics to Java) which was closely related to the subject of his Ph.D. thesis.
Most recently, Kresten has founded the Erjang open source project (notice the J there), a virtual machine for Erlang running on the Java Virtual Machine.
Presentation: TweetConference Opening & Introduction of Today's Tracks
The Program Committee and Monday Track Hosts will present the program and provide a short introduction to the Tracks scheduled for Wednesday.
Presentation: TweetIntroduction of Today's Tracks
The Program Committee and Wednesday Track Hosts will present the program and provide a short introduction to the Tracks scheduled for Tuesday.
I'm currently engaged in developing the next generation backend infrastructure for a notable national Danish healthcare service, the Shared Medicine Card; in which we are evaluating Riak as a foundation for providing both high availability, scalability and the ability to run off multiple data centers. In this talk I'll share our experiences, explain our approach, the pitfalls that we fell into on the way, the data designs we ended up with, and talk about which use cases are good fits for Riak.
The Shared Medicine Card (in Danish "Fælles Medicinkort" or FMK for short) provides access to Danish citizen's medication prescriptions, drug usage, as well as history, monitoring for those. In addition to being available as an online service both for human and systemic consumption, a large integration project is currently under rollout so that by the end of 2011 it will be the back bone for drug information for some 40+ systems across such diverse medical professional systems as general practitioners, hospitals, specialist doctors, and home nursing.The project is a noticeable success, and recently won the Digitization Prize as "best government IT project in Denmark".
Presentation: TweetBringing Riak to the Mobile Platform
The consistency model used by Riak is designed to continue operating well even when nodes in your Riak cluster are down or unreachable, a property which also makes it a good model for mobile data. To me, "down or unreachable" sounds a lot like "off or without-cell-phone-connectivity" - common states for a mobile device.
In this talk, I'll present Riak Mobile, a component that can be embedded into your iOS or Android application to make it a full Riak replication-aware peer. Typical usages for Riak Mobile is as a mobile content distribution platform using one-way sync; or with two-way sync to also push updated data back to your Riak cluster when the network is "eventually" available.
In the talk, I'll walk through how Riak Mobile works. The client-part of Riak Mobile does not require an Erlang VM. Rather, it comes as either a Java or an Objective-C component using SQLite for on-device storage, and thus integrates nicely into the native development environments. The server-part is an OTP application running with Riak. Riak Mobile uses a flow-based algorithm using Merkle trees and vector clocks optimized specifically for providing efficient incremental synchronization for slow, high-latency network conditions.