The ‘Office Hours’ Meetup

Everyone’s motivations for attending a meetup are good: they want to educate and to learn, to nurture and grow the community, to meet people who share their enthusiasm. And yet, a typical meetup is at best weakly successful in all of these dimensions. Consider the meetup speaker. She’s had a topic in mind for while, [...]

Kyle Kingsbury (a.k.a. aphyr) To Speak at Factual LA: Messages in network are less safe than they appear

Distributed databases often exaggerate the strength of their safety properties. For the last year or so, I’ve been building tools to analyze database consistency, especially during network partitions. Since IP networks are nowhere near as reliable as we’d like to think, designing for node and network failure is a critical aspect of building reliable systems. [...]

Factual Launching Clojure Meetup

This Thursday (9/16), Factual will be launching a Clojure meetup here at our Los Angeles office. Clojure is a relatively new Java-based programming language, and is quickly gaining traction within the developer community. Anyone with an interest in Clojure is welcome to attend, but the meetup will be specifically targeted to programmers interested in using [...]

Factual Presents at SF PostgreSQL Users Group

Earlier this week, Factual was the featured company at the San Francisco PostgreSQL Users Group. (The meeting was held at the offices of My New Place, a nationwide apartment finder startup — thanks, guys.) We use PostgreSQL here at Factual, and have received generous help from the PostgreSQL community. So needless to say, we were [...]

Factual to Co-Host Developer Meetup on January 13th!

We had so much fun at our last developer event that we’ve decided to do it again! Next week, Wednesday, January 13th, Factual will host a joint meetup of The Los Angeles Semantic Web Meetup Group and The Los Angeles PHP Developers Meetup Group. (If you live in the Los Angeles area and love talking [...]