Speakers

Agenda

February 9th February 10th
8:45 AM Doors Open / Registration 8:45 AM Doors Open / Registration
9:20 AM Kick off! 9:20 AM Kick off!
9:30 AM "Making Systems Programming Accessible" by Andrew Kelley 9:30 AM "Cooking distributed systems at home" by Loris Cro
10:15 AM Coffee! 10:15 AM Coffee!
10:45 AM "Rethinking connectivity in a multi-cloud and edge dominant world" by Derek Collison 10:45 AM "Testing a single-node, single threaded, distributed system written in 1985" by Will Wilson
11:30 AM Break 11:30 AM Break
11:45 AM "Building an embedded ecosystem for my past self" by Matt Knight 11:45 AM "Investing in Systems" by Natalie Vais
12:30 PM Lunch, distributed! 12:30 PM Lunch, distributed!
2:00 PM "Caching: the 1st hardest problem" by Alana Marzoev 2:00 PM "TigerStyle! (Or How To Design Safer Systems in Less Time)" by Joran Dirk Greef
2:45 PM Break 2:45 PM It's a wrap!
3:00 PM "What is a database?" by Jamie Brandon
3:45 PM See y'all tomorrow!
February 10th
8:45 AM Doors Open / Registration
9:20 AM Kick off!
9:30 AM "Cooking distributed systems at home" by Loris Cro
10:15 AM Coffee!
10:45 AM "Testing a single-node, single threaded, distributed system written in 1985" by Will Wilson
11:30 AM Break
11:45 AM "Investing in Systems" by Natalie Vais
12:30 PM Lunch, distributed!
2:00 PM "TigerStyle! (Or How I Learned To Design Safer Systems in Less Time)" by Joran Dirk Greef
2:45 PM It's a wrap!

Location: Workshop17 Watershed

In beautiful Cape Town.

Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

Tickets

Tickets are R1024 (or $64 or €64) for the two-day conference.

There are a total of 100 tickets for sale. Don't wait to get yours!

All proceeds beyond costs will be donated to the Zig Software Foundation.

If the ticket price is a problem for you, or if you need a refund (at our discretion), get in touch!

FAQ

Where can I follow updates?

Follow @TigerBeetleDB on Twitter for updates.

Is there a group chat?

Yes! Join our Slack. There are two dedicated channels for the conference. Say hi, meet other attendees, and ask questions!

Conference

Will talks be recorded?

YES! Talks will be available on YouTube a few weeks after the conference.

There may be one or two exceptions for specific speakers who have requested a modicum of secrecy. :)

Is this a Zig conference? Do I need to know Zig?

Not at all! While TigerBeetle might be Zig's biggest fan and while we've got Loris and Andrew from the Zig Software Foundation as speakers, the true emphasis of the conference is on systems. No talks will assume you are an expert in Zig and few will even touch on Zig at all. But we encourage you to try out Zig if it sounds interesting to you!

Code of Conduct

Or as Jamie puts it: "Can we behave like idiots?". 😁

We'll quote him:

We expect everyone to conduct themselves like the professionals you are. Also: be curious and constructive rather than cynical and dismissive, stay on topic and avoid digressions that are likely to start fights.

Travel and Lodging

How do you suggest getting to Cape Town from North America?

There is a direct flight from Newark, NJ to Cape Town every two days by United Airlines.

There is also a direct flight from Atlanta to Cape Town by Delta on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Where are people staying?

Many speakers and organizers are staying at the Radisson RED Hotel or Cape Grace Hotel near Workshop17 where the conference will be held.

Any health suggestions?

Here's what the US CDC recommends.

Local info

How should I plan to get around Cape Town?

Everything in the Waterfront neighborhood is within walking distance. For everything else, such as getting to and from the airport, you can catch an Uber. Be careful where you walk at night and take an Uber if you’re not sure.

Any recommendations for coffee or food?

There are many good spots for coffee! Rosetta, Giovanni's, and Origin are a few you might like.

Any recommendations for groceries or pharmacies?

Woolworths is great for groceries and Clicks is a great pharmacy.

The following restaurants are great, but should be booked in advance to secure the table. Neighborhood is in parentheses.

Tipping is around 10-15%.

What electrical outlet can I use in South Africa?

You will want an adapter to Type M. If you forget to buy an adapter beforehand, you can buy one at pharmacies (such as Clicks or Dis-Chem) near the Waterfront.

The ticket payment failed. What should I do?

Email Phil Eaton at TigerBeetle within 24 hours of the failed payment and we can flag it as ok to go through.

Anything else?

Get in touch!

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