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Database Camp

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York City

The UN
is on 1st Avenue
near East 45th Street

Database Camp will be held at the
United Nations Headquarters

Enter on 1st Ave by 45th St.
New York, NY, 10017

Public Transportation

The UN is walking distance from Grand Central Terminal where you can access subway lines 4, 5, 6 & 7 as well as the S shuttle-subway to Times Square station for trains N, Q, R, W, 1, 2 & 3.

The Metro-North trains also stop at Grand Central Terminal.

Several busses stop on the North and South corners of the UN building on 1st Avenue; check bus maps for route info.

"The UN will host what is expected to be among the
largest open source technology events in the world."
"Open Camps @ UN 2016" will bring together as many as 6,000 developers from open source communities, private sector technology companies, academic institutions and Member States to collaborate on open source technology solutions that support the Organization's mission.
-Atefeh Riazi, Chief Information Technology Officer for the United Nations


Leaders of NoSQL, NewSQL & Big Data

Michael "Monty" Widenius

Creator of MySQL and MariaDB
Michael "Monty" Widenius is the creator and main author of MySQL and MariaDB.

He is also the founder of Open Ocean Capital, an investment company in Finland. He is also part of creating the Hacking Business model and the Business Source Licence.

Lukas Sliwka

Chief Technical Officer, Grindr
Lukas Sliwka is the CTO at Grindr LLC, responsible for creating a highly effective and innovative engineering organization.

He is the catalyst for the team's agile transformation while leading the effort to completely redesign Grindr's global services and mobile client architectures. Lukas evolved Grindr to a highly personalized experience to more than 1 million active hourly users across 196 countries.

Minerva Tantoco

Minerva Tantoco, CTO for the City of New York
Minerva Tantoco is New York City's first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

As CTO, Tantoco directs the Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation with responsibility for the development and implementation of a coordinated citywide strategy on technology and innovation and encouraging collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem. With her appointment to the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, she brings this wealth of experience in technology-enabled transformation to government.

Barry Morris

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, NuoDB
As executive chairman, Barry Morris chairs the Board of Directors and drives the external matters of NuoDB, as well as serves as an advisor to the CEO and senior leadership on all aspects of the business.

Barry is an accomplished software executive with more than 25 years of industry experience. As the founding CEO of NuoDB, Barry built the company from ground up into a successful database company and a leader in scale-out SQL technology. Prior to founding NuoDB, Barry was the CEO at IONA Technologies, where he led Ireland's most successful software company through its strongest period of growth, with more than $180 million in revenues.

Bob Wiederhold

President & Chief Executive Officer, Couchbase
Bob Wiederhold is the President & CEO of Couchbase, and has more than 25 years of technology experience.

Until an acquisition by IBM in 2008, Bob served as chairman, CEO & president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users. Previously, he was president & CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services, whose revenues and size grew to almost $200 million and had 1,500 worldwide employees. Bob has extensive board experience having served on both public (Certicom, HLDS) and private company boards (Snaketech, Tality, Transitive, FanfareGroup).

Bradley Bebee

CEO, Blazegraph from SYSTAP
Bradley Bebee is the CEO of Blazegraph, leading efforts to deliver graphs at scale with Blazegraph technologies.

An expert in graphs and large-scale analytics, his background includes software development, telecommunications, and information retrieval. He has implemented large scale analytics using Hadoop and Accumulo. He is leading the integration of Blazegraph's GPU technologies for graph analytics into business and mission applications.

Richard Kreuter

Vice President of Global Services, MongoDB
Richard Kreuter came to MongoDB in 2010 as a member of the core engineering team.

Building out MongoDB's global consulting practices and products, Richard has helped hundreds of customers optimize MongoDB for scale and performance. Richard's engineering experience prior to MongoDB includes working at ITA Software (acquired by Google) and other roles in bioinformatics, open-source, web development and operating systems.

Javier de la Torre

CEO & Founder, CartoDB
Javier de la Torre is CEO of CartoDB and one of the pioneers of location intelligence.

Javier founded CartoDB in 2008 with a vision to democratize data analysis and visualization. Under his leadership, CartoDB has grown from a groundbreaking idea into one of the fastest growing geospatial companies in the world.

Amir Orad

Chief Executive Officer, Sisense
Amir Orad is a successful CEO, entrepreneur and a big data technology thought leader.

Amir brings proven success in leading and scaling businesses by orders of magnitude in both start-up and public company settings as well as multiple exits and M&As. Prior to Sisense, Orad was the CEO of NICE Actimize. Under his leadership the business grew over six fold with Wall Street reported revenue nearing a $200M run rate. Prior to Actimize, he was Co-Founder & CMO of Cyota Inc, a cyber analytics-powered company that was acquired by RSA Security.

Ed Boyajian

President & CEO, EnterpriseDB
Since 2008, Ed Boyajian has led EnterpriseDB (EDB) around his vision to transform and disrupt the $34B relational database industry.

Under his leadership, EDB is recognized as a leading open source Postgres database company with over 3,500 customers worldwide. Ed's passion for technical product excellence and world-class support and services has been the catalyst for delivering the industry-leading Postgres products now in use at many of the Fortune 500. Prior to EDB, Ed spent six years at Red Hat. Ed earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and has previously served as a Captain in the US Army.

Dan Lynn

Chief Executive Officer, AgilData
Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 16 years of experience in the software industry.

Dan speaks frequently at open source & big data events with entertaining perspectives on using technology to solve messy data wrangling and scalability challenges. Previously, Dan was the Founder & CTO at FullContact, a contact management startup focusing on fuzzy match and record linkage problems. Dan is a Techstars alumnus, an accomplished speaker, and is actively involved in the Colorado software community, serving as an organizer for the Denver Real-time users group and the Boulder/Denver Big Data meet-up group.

Dor Laor

Chief Executive Officer, ScyllaDB
Dor Laor is Chief Executive Officer of ScyllaDB.

Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years. Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a PhD in snowboarding ;)

Simon Riggs

CTO & Founder, 2ndQuadrant
Simon Riggs is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of 2ndQuadrant.

He is also a major developer and code committer of the PostgreSQL project and has contributed major features in each of the last 8 versions of PostgreSQL. Simon has worked as a Database Architect for more than 25 years, with high-end solutions experience and certifications on Oracle, Teradata and DB2.

Michael Glukhovsky

Co-Founder & Head of Product, RethinkDB
Michael Glukhovsky is the founder of RethinkDB, a Y Combinator funded company producing an open-source database for building realtime web applications.

He is passionate about user experience and building infrastructure software.

Ken Krupa

Enterprise Chief Technology Officer, MarkLogic
With over 25 years of professional IT experience, Ken Krupa has a unique breadth and depth of expertise within nearly all aspects of IT architecture.

Prior to joining MarkLogic, Ken consulted at some of the largest North American Financial institutions during difficult economic times, advising senior and C-level executives. Ken previously consulted with Sun Microsystems as a direct partner and also served as Chief Architect of GFI Group, a Wall St. inter-dealer brokerage. Although his work primarily involves high-level technology strategy, Ken remains an active hands-on engineer. In 2005, Ken was awarded patent #6,915,304 for a System and method for converting an XML data structure into a relational database.


Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm


Coffee, Registration & Networking

9:00am Swag-Time!

Opening Remarks & Freebie Swag Giveaways


Dor Laor, Chief Executive Officer, ScyllaDB
Database Internals: How ScyllaDB, Cassandra's successor, is Built.


Bob Wiederhold, President & Chief Executive Officer, Couchbase
NoSQL's Rapidly Growing Role in the Digital Economy

10:10am Coffee

Ten-Minute Networking Power-Break


Bradley Bebee, CEO, Blazegraph from SYSTAP
Global Knowledge Collaboration to Cure Cancer: How GPUs Impact Graph & Predictive Analytics


Dan Lynn, Chief Executive Officer, AgilData

11:20am Coffee

Ten-Minute Networking Power-Break


Michael "Monty" Widenius, Creator of MySQL and MariaDB
New Features in MariaDB 10.1/10.2 that will Improve Your Application's Usability & Performance

12:00pm Lunch

Free lunch + Networking


Ed Boyajian, President & CEO, EnterpriseDB
How To Create Business Advantage Using Postgres Ecosystems


Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York
IoT Data Standards for Smart Cities of the Future

2:00pm Coffee

Ten-Minute Networking Power-Break


Ken Krupa, Enterprise Chief Technology Officer, MarkLogic
Data Convergence Without Compromise: Changing the Rules with Multi-Model NoSQL


Amir Orad, Chief Executive Officer, Sisense
In-Chip Biz Analytics: Innovation & Disruption

3:10pm Coffee

Ten-Minute Networking Power-Break


Simon Riggs, CTO & Founder, 2ndQuadrant
PostgreSQL: The Next 10 Years - Looking Backwards to Predict Where PostgreSQL is Headed!


Richard Kreuter, Vice President of Global Services, MongoDB
Using MongoDB to Fight Crime, Sequence DNA, Prevent Airline Accidents and Other Challenging Applications

4:20pm Coffee

Ten-Minute Networking Power-Break


Javier de la Torre, CEO & Founder, CartoDB


Michael Glukhovsky, Co-Founder & Head of Product, RethinkDB
Advancing Real-Time Responses in Web Applications


Closing Remarks & Freebie Swag Giveaways

5:40pm Networking


Techie Youth

Database Camp supports Techie Youth

Techie Youth is a not-for-profit charity of NYC that utilizes technology-education to
save the lives
of at-risk youth who are in foster-care and statistically
likely to become homeless or incarcerated
within 18-24 months.

Techie Youth students dissecting a computer

Students are trained in IT-skills and then provided job-placement assistance to
begin a career in IT - a life-altering "gift" for this severely-at-risk demographic.

Techie Youth student crimping a CAT5 networking cable

Support Techie Youth

  • Save kids' lives via technology-education
  • Help put an end to homeless youth
  • Strengthen the IT-sector workforce

Techie Youth is the only career-training opportunity for foster-youth in NYC.

Read about Nadine, a Techie Youth student

Techie Youth is the official charity of Database Camp.

We ask all participants to
open your hearts
and donate to Techie Youth


Modern classroom of Techie Youth


Database Camp is 100% free to attend! Register now!

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Video & photos from Database Camp 2016

Eric David Benari, Techie Youth

Dor Laor, CEO, ScyllaDB

Bob Wiederhold, CEO, Couchbase

Dan Lynn, CEO, AgilData

Monty Widenius, Creator of MySQL & MariaDB

Brad Bebee, CEO, Blazegraph by SYSTAP

Ed Boyajian, CEO, EnterpriseDB

Minerva Tantoco, CTO of NYC

Ken Krupa, Enterprise CTO, MarkLogic

Amir Orad, CEO, Sisense

Simon Riggs, CTO, 2ndQuadrant

Richard Kreuter, VP, MongoDB

Javier de la Torre, CEO, CartoDB

Michael Glukhovsky, Co-Founder, RethinkDB

Database Camp 2016 at the United Nations