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Columbia University's Developer Lounge: Guest Speaker Series

Special Guest - Chris Anderson: CouchDB Tech Talk

Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 6pm
Location: Columbia University, 523 Butler Library
Maps & Directions:
http://tinyurl.com/52vaop
http://www.columbia.edu/about_columb...r_library.html
Take the 1 train to 116th street (NOT the 2/3 express trains).

Please RSVP to jonah at ccnmtl dot columbia dot edu. If you don't have
a Columbia ID you must RSVP by Tuesday September 16th.

Chris Anderson is co-founder of Grabb.it, a Portland-based web
startup which provides Web analytics for the music industry. He
specializes in CouchDB based web search and large scale CouchDB
deployment, both for Grabb.it and as an independent consultant.

Chris will give an introduction to CouchDB, demonstrate some
example Javascript code for building a blog (and show how
replication works by letting everyone on the local net copy the
application to their local install of CouchDB), and give a quick
tour of the internals for anyone interested in contributing to
the project.

Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free
document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON
API. Among other features, it provides robust, incremental
replication with bi-directional conflict detection and
resolution, and is queryable and indexable using a table-oriented
view engine with JavaScript acting as the default view definition
language.

CouchDB is written in Erlang, but can be easily accessed from any
environment that provides means to make HTTP requests. There are
a multitude of third-party client libraries that make this even
easier for a variety of programming languages and environments.

For more information about CouchDB see http://incubator.apache.org/couchdb/

If you have any questions, please contact Terry Catapano thc4 at
columbia dot edu or Jonah Bossewitch - jonah at ccnmtl dot
columbia dot edu