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Eric Redmond - Basho. Portland, OR, US

Eric Redmond

Documentarian + Engineer | Basho

Portland, OR, United-States

Big Data Expert



Eric Redmond has been in the software industry for over 15 years, working with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and many startups. His current interests lie in large scale distributed systems, and Google Glass. He is a programmer, author, illustrator, international speaker, and active organizer of too many technology groups in Portland.

Industry Expertise (3)

Computer Software Information Technology and Services Computer Networking

Areas of Expertise (3)

Databases Big Data Riak

Accomplishments (2)

First iPhone Apps (professional)


I was one of the first iPhone developers. My top two apps sold over 3 million iPhone downloads, with the games Magic iBall and Echo.

Glass Explorer (professional)


One of the first Google Glass programmers, currently working evolving the discipline of wearable computer development.

Education (1)

Purdue: Computer Science, Databases 2002

Testimonials (3)

Patrick Huesler, Programmer | NoSQL Matters

Studying [Eric's] Distributed Patterns presentation. Brilliant how he explains a complex system in a simple way.

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, Community Organizer | Railsberry

Eric Redmond packs 2min song full of info #SQL #railsberry #databases in a Mexican hat dance at Railsberry.

Tony Jordan, Developer | OSCON

[Eric's] presentation at #OSCON was great. Might have been the best one I saw (not just my opinion either).

Event Appearances (11)

Distributed Patterns in Action

OSCON  Portland, OR


Riak: Built Distributed

DevCon  Tel Aviv, Israel


Modern Databases

Tech Conf Palestine  Ramallah, West Bank


Riak Patterns

NoSQL Matters  Cologne, Germany


Distributed Patterns You Should Know

Railsberry  Krakow, Poland


Distributed Data Management with Riak

SCALE 11x  Los Angeles, CA


Intro to Yokozuna

PDX Riak  Portland, OR


Lunch n' Learn Databases

Hashrocket  Jacksonville, FL


The Holy Grail of Databases

RailsConf  Baltimore, MD


Advanced Indexing in MongoDB

MongoConf  Seattle, WA


Automate, Automate, Automate

Emerging Tech Conf  Philadelphia, PA


Sample Talks (1)

The Holy Grail of Databases

Choosing a data storage engine is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be painful if you know the landscape. We’ll look at several DBMSs (and a few you’ve never heard of), compare and contrast them based on use-cases, and how to plug each into Rails (even running together!).

Authoring the book “Seven Databases in Seven Weeks” has opened up a whole world of database alternatives that I never before seriously considered. It’s an important decision to be made by research, not buzzwords.



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