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5:30-6:00 : Pizza 

6:00-7:30 : NoSQL : No More Hype, What Really Works

7:30 : Door Prizes 

7:45-8:15 : Breakout – Career Progression with Patricia Witt 



NoSQL : No More Hype, What Really Works

Let’s cut through the NoSQL hype and talk proven impact. What’s working, and more importantly – what is not. What are the common mistakes with tool choice and implementation? Which tools are effective for which use cases? How are the support ecosystems? Are the bugs getting fixed? Learn all this and more in this faced paced session. 

Matt Davies is a big data architect who has designed, delivered, and supported complex solutions in the retail, finance, healthcare, and e-commerce spaces. He started work as a network administrator, evolved to a systems administrator, evolved again to developer, and ultimately landed as a hands on architect.  He draws insights from each stepping stone in his career evolution to factor real world experiences into complete architectural designs.  His most recent and favorite area of expertise is big data, and, though it connotes slow and cumbersome, he has engineered flexible data pipelines and data systems supporting transactional and analytical use cases.

Breakout : Career Progression with Patricia Witt

Being a good technologist is only part of what it takes to move your career forward. Learn tips and tricks for keeping your career healthy and avoiding the common pitfalls which lie ahead

Patricia Witt is the founder of Talent Shaman. Witt began her career in sports industry in Los Angeles, CA. She has 10 years’ experience of building the human side of organizations—from startups to publicly traded companies. She is passionate about building great companies through aligning people, developing values, discovering strengths, inspiring purpose fostering innovation and influencing great work. Patricia is an avid surfer, skier, climber, recreational coder and enjoys sharing “the stoke” with kids through her nonprofit work.

Parallel HR is a long time UJUG sponsor, and will address the crowd with a quick update on the local tech ecosystem