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RoachFest 2024 announces full agenda for Menlo Park & London events

Last edited on May 22, 2024

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    Due to feedback and popular demand from attendees for a larger conference, RoachFest 2024 is tripling down. We’ve expanded to three cities across two continents, and the agendas for Menlo Park and London have been unveiled: Speakers from Netflix, Riskified, Route, Superbet and more will headline Cockroach Labs’ popular database user conference series, sharing their tips, tricks, and success stories for providing always-on customer experiences.

    There are opportunities to attend at three locations worldwide:

    With mainstream adoption of distributed SQL on the rise, international data leaders are gathering at RoachFest 2024. Attendees at each venue will gain valuable insights on building highly resilient applications that scale effortlessly and expand easily to new geographies.

    “RoachFest is the prime event to meet with users of CockroachDB and discover everything they can do with it,” says Chris Casano, Director, Customer Engineering Americas for Cockroach Labs. “Attendees get to learn from peers who have successfully migrated and scaled with CockroachDB, and benefit directly from the lessons they’ve learned along the way.”

    As MC of the Menlo Park conference on June 13, Casano will preside over a dynamic lineup that includes:

    • Cockroach Labs’ Spencer Kimball, Co-Founder & CEO, will deliver a keynote address delving into the significance of a resiliency architecture in today's data landscape, addressing the imperative for operational big data solutions that meet evolving end-user expectations with zero downtime.

    • Netflix’s Shengwei Wang, Senior Software Engineer, will discuss more about how Netflix’s self-service DBaaS - powered by Cockroach DB - is transforming customer satisfaction across diverse environments.

    • Devsisters’ ChangWon Lee, Engineering Team Lead, will sharethe strategies for effortlessly launching blockbuster games in new countries, ensuring a seamless experience for players worldwide.

    • Route’s Bryan Call, Senior Principal Software Engineer, will unveil the secrets behind managing over 1 billion orders seamlessly with CockroachDB, ensuring uninterrupted data availability and scalability.

    • Cockroach Labs’ Lakshmi Kannan, Director of Product Management, will showcase new release announcements and demonstrate new features in a live demo showcasing Cockroach Cloud's prowess in enabling DBaaS.

    • Cockroach Labs’ Michael Wang, Director of Product Management will delve into streamlining application development and fortifying infrastructure resiliency and share insights on data migration, defense-at-depth strategies, and resilient business continuity practices.

    Visit here to learn more and save your spot at RoachFest 2024 in Menlo Park, CA.

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    Two weeks later, the London conference will be MC’d by Rob Reid, Technical Evangelist for Cockroach Labs. “RoachFest is about creating an ecosystem of learning,” he says. “Attendees get to speak to people who work on the database itself, as well as to other CockroachDB users."

    “For example, one of my favorite presentations from last year’s conference is the presentation by Spreedly Senior Software Architect Scott Traver, ‘Migrating from Chaos to Consensus.’ He explained not only how CockroachDB helped their payment platform replace its legacy database infrastructure, but also how it helped simplify their architecture and overall engineering organization. RoachFest 2024 will deliver many more fresh insights, from successful scaling to multi-cloud strategies and beyond.”

    The agenda for the London conference on June 27 includes:

    • Cockroach Labs’ Peter Mattis, Co-Founder & CTO, will deliver a keynote address spotlighting the pivotal transition towards agile, scalable, and resilient solutions, driven by distributed SQL.

    • Riskified’s Harel Safra, Data Platform Engineering Team Lead, and Yoav Shemesh, Senior Data Platform Engineer, will share insights and lessons learned from Riskified's migration journey to CockroachDB.

    • Righmove’s Andrew Tate, Head of Technology Operations, will discuss how Rightmove ensures always-on experiences for 2+ billion annual site visits by adopting CockroachDB as a system of record, reducing architectural complexity, and enabling multi-cloud and multi-regional resilience.

    • Superbet’s Sergej Jakovljev, Senior Site Reliability Engineer, and Ivan Hrastinski, Engineering Manager, will reveal how Superbet streamlined expansion to new markets by migrating from NoSQL to the cloud with CockroachDB, ensuring resilient data and simplified operations.

    Visit here to learn more and save your spot at RoachFest 2024 in London.

    RoachFest is the gathering for application owners, data architects, database administrators, engineers, and operators. Whether you’re already running your data-intensive workloads on CockroachDB, or are just hungry for fresh developments in enterprise-grade distributed databases, RoachFest will enlighten you. Sharpen your skills with expert speaker tracks, breakout sessions, networking – and of course, a cocktail hour to cap it off!

    RoachFest 2024 is a rare opportunity to learn live and in person from relational database experts. “Data professionals are constantly seeking new best practices, tools, and technologies that can help reduce the operational overhead on their teams,” Reid says. “I think that’s even more effective in person – you connect with people you might not have met at a virtual event. I always come away from an IRL conference with renewed energy and inspiration.”

    Visit here to learn more and save your spot at RoachFest 2024.

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