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Anant is speaking at DataStax Accelerate 2019

The biggest Apache Cassandra event in a couple of years, DataStax Accelerate, is happening in National Harbor, MD from May 21 to 23.

We’re excited to have been picked as presenters for one of the most significant big data conferences in the world.

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AI Brain

Intelligent Graphs: A Look at the Future of Enterprise AI

More and more companies are becoming aware of artificial intelligence (AI) and what it can do for the enterprise. This event will consist of three talks that will focus on a variety of actions your team and company can do to make use of artificial intelligence, specifically using a subset of AI called machine learning (ML).

Come check this event out on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the George Washington University’s Funger Hall. There will be food and drinks before the start of the event as well as a post-event get together at Circa. Please make sure to RSVP!

Find more information at this link.

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Data Wrangling & Visualization of Public / Government Data

Rahul Singh, CEO of Anant, had the opportunity to co-organize and MC the May Meetup of Data Wranglers DC where the speakers, John Clune and Timothy Hathaway, covered two topics related to open government and public data for data processing and visualization. We had a great turnout at the event and had the chance to do some networking after.

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Software Algebra – Building Applications Without Reinventing the Wheel

As technology has continued to mature in the last two decades there have been many challenges overcome, obstacles faced, and solutions crafted. A recurring theme, in the area of obstacles (more specifically, self-imposed obstacles), has been the propensity for software companies to more often than not 1) turn to developing applications from the ground up for a particular problem or 2) take existing pieces of software that are perfectly fine for their specific use case and then tailor them to a different (but sometimes slightly similar) use case.

 

Software Algebra is essentially a best practice in software development to make sure that we are using 1) the tools best suited to a particular problem 2) while also dodging the trap of re-inventing the wheel by starting from scratch or trying to fit a tool into solving a problem it was never intended to address.

 

There are multiple cases in which this best practice is entirely ignored, most commonly so by inexperienced software architects who have the “my hammer can solve all problems” mindset. Often times, one of the best ways to avoid falling into this trap is to relentlessly focus on getting a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) out of the door in a time-boxed span of time and iterating multiple times on that MVP to steadily bring it up to support all use cases.

 

We recently spoke about this topic at the WebTech Conference in Washington, DC and will be doing so again on Tuesday, April 11th at 6PM at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, you can find additional details as well as register for the event here.

WebTech Conference – Software Algebra

Rahul Singh will be presenting on Thursday, March 30th at WebTech on the topic of Software Algebra. He’ll be speaking about the ways online software (SaaS) and open source applications can work in tandem with web and mobile applications to deliver powerful business results.

 

From this presentation, you will learn how to plan and build web apps that support business process using existing software. This approach takes a very practical approach to taking inventory of business teams, processes, information, and systems and creating future-proof web systems without reinventing the wheel.

 

Thank you, Iron Yard DC for hosting us! Register and view the schedule of speakers here, looking forward to seeing you.