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Reflections on pii2011 and MongoSF and a Shout Out to Rackspace for Great Customer Service

By Terence Craig

Regular readers may have noticed I have been a bit quiet on the blog front lately – but as Mary mentioned, things got very hectic here in PatternBuilders land over the last couple of weeks.  In the midst of all the business-related activities, I was also invited to speak at two great conferences—pii2011 and MongoSF 2011. 

pii2011 is one of the premier events on digital privacy and included smart people from the entire spectrum of the privacy debate.  The speakers and the audience were very diverse but included: technologists, analysts, journalists, folks living off the grid, consumer advocates, chief privacy officers, privacy related startups, lawyers, executives from the large Internet properties, including Facebook and Google,  large data collection services (including Acxiom, and Intelius) and even a few folks from the government (but as one of the speakers pointed out, not nearly as many as you would hope for such an important issue).  (more…)

May 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm 3 comments

Speaking at MongoSF Conference: Building a Streaming Analytics System with Mongo

By Terence Craig

I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at MongoSF 2011 with my fellow data wrangler, Tim.  Our talk will cover how we used Mongo to build the PatternBuilders Analytics Framework. The official title for our talk is: Building a Streaming Analytics System with Mongo.

In a previous post, I talked about the impact our Social Media Analytics solution had on our deployment choices. Briefly, we wanted to make a beta version of our solution publicly available on the web and to do that, we needed to ensure sufficient capacity.  Since we did not want to make a massive investment in the infrastructure to support it, we investigated the state of cloud servers. Long story short, as part of our move from our colo to the cloud we made a significant change in architecture, fully embraced some of MongoDB’s more advanced capabilities, and created a radically improved product – although the previous version was pretty cool too! (more…)

May 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm 5 comments


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