While in Sydney I got the opportunity to catch up with some Australian Cassandra users at the Sydney Cassandra Meetup. Adoption down under has been a bit behind the ball. That seems to be changing with the presence of DataStax and InstaClustr, and a catching on of the global trend in finances and the top-end of businesses.
The evening was hosted in The Rocks at RoZetta Technology underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I had the honours of being the only presenter for the evening and to talk for close to an hour on Taking the Pain out of Repairs. It was the topic we (TLP) thought would best suit the crowd, largely people still getting the hang of Cassandra in production. I enjoyed being back in the city I grew up in and the crowd was a great bunch, warm and relaxed with plenty of questions and discussion.