Surge is the practitioner’s conference. The speakers are encouraged to share real stories and connect those to actionable recommendations; they oblige. I came away from last year’s talks with a brutal list of things I felt embarrassed I didn’t know more about. Identifying important holes in my knowledge/training is one of the most important motivations for going to conferences in the first place, so Surge ranks highly on my list of conferences to get to.
Naturally, I am unbelievably flattered to have been selected to speak there again. I’ll be showing off a system I built at Urban Airship for performing complex queries against heterogeneous data stores and narrating its development. Some more details here.
Photo courtsey of Surge 2012 website http://omniti.com/surge/2012