We love hosting meetups at MemSQL headquarters. Meetups give us a hands-on way to share what we have been working on, connect with the community, and get in-person feedback from people like you.

Last year we hosted meetups spanning topics from building real-time data pipelines to powering geospatial dashboards. We wanted to share a few highlights from our most memorable meetups in 2016.

MemSQL Meetups 2016: Year in Review

January 21, 2016 – Building Real-Time Digital Insight at Macys.com

  • Featuring Chandan Joarder, Principal Engineer of Macys.com
  • Shared lessons learned building a real-time insight application
  • Macy’s innovative two-pronged approach to data exploration and visualization incorporates packaged tools like Tableau and custom BI dashboards

Macy's Real-Time Dashboard

Come see Chandan Joarder from Macy’s speaking at Strata+Hadoop World San Jose on Wednesday, March 15 at 1:50pm:
Building Real-Time Dashboards with with Kafka, web frameworks, and an in-memory database


March 9, 2016 – Building Real-Time Data Pipelines with Spark, Kafka, and Python


June 29, 2016 – Visualize Your World with Geospatial Data and Mapbox


August 11, 2016 – Real-Time Analytics with Confluent and MemSQL


October 25, 2016 – CREATE PIPELINE: Real-Time Streaming and Exactly-Once Semantics with Kafka

  • Featuring Carl Sverre, MemSQL Architect, and John Bowler, MemSQL Engineer
  • Walked through the technical details of Pipelines – how we built it, how we ensure exactly-once semantics, and why it matters; showcased several real-time applications built with MemSQL Pipelines
  • Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aofMlYiXAeQ&feature=youtu.be