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Join Us for The New Stack’s First Virtual Pancake Breakfast and Q&A with DataStax

2 Apr 2020 3:23pm, by

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Datastax sponsored this post.

The New Stack will be premiering our first virtual pancake event, and we’d like you to be one of the first to join us, April 14, 10 a.m. PDT. For those of you who participated in our in-person pancake breakfasts at events such as KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, that lively dialogue of interesting insights from industry experts will now be available in your home.

For this inaugural pancake breakfast event, we’re fortunate to have our sponsor, DataStax, the provider of commercial solutions for Apache Cassandra, join us. We’ll have a panel discussion and Q&A session on Cassandra and Kubernetes: Engineering the Cloud Native Data Plane.

Here’s the Plan:

  • Register for the Virtual Pancake Breakfast and Podcast with DataStax.
  • Before the event, send us your questions via Twitter to @TheNewStack by April 5 at 1 p.m. PDT and you’ll be entered to win a prize! We’ll be picking five questions to answer throughout the discussion.
  • On April 14, log into the event by 10 a.m. PDT  and “Come have a short stack with The New Stack!”
  • Send us your questions throughout the live event for another chance to win a prize!

The prize:

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing the gift of giving. When you ask a question, you will be entered into a drawing for the opportunity to donate funds provided by The New Stack, in your name to a nonprofit hospital or healthcare provider, or other relief efforts, of your choice. DataStax will also match our donation!

Then the Conversation:

The New Stack founder and publisher, Alex Williams, will kick off the virtual event as the moderator and host of the panel discussion. For companies that are working to handle the new wave of cloud native applications on scale-out databases such as Apache Cassandra, you’ll be glad to hear that DataStax is reaffirming its mission and building closer ties to the Apache Cassandra community. It recently unveiled a Kubernetes operator and have committed to increasing their contributions to the open source NoSQL database.

Join us for the latest insights and tools available to handle the industry shift through DevOps, cloud native and Kubernetes with Cassandra. Hear firsthand from Sam Ramji, DataStax chief strategy officer, who has helped build two multibillion-dollar markets — API Management at Apigee (now Google Cloud) and the Enterprise Service Bus at BEA Systems. With Ramji’s leadership, Microsoft was able to refine its open source and Linux strategy.

We’ll also have market insights from Janakiram MSV, principal analyst of Janakiram & Associates. MSV is an Ambassador for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and is also one of the first certified Kubernetes administrators.

Other leading industry experts will also join to discuss what the future data plane for Kubernetes will look like and new considerations for managing application data across cloud environments. You’ll also get the insider scoop for DataStax’s new open source software strategy. Bring your questions and ask us anything!

As we usually do, the pancake breakfast discussion will be published as a podcast on The New Stack Analysts. While the new work at home model is already underway, keep the connection with the community and join us for a short stack!

OFFICIAL VIRTUAL PANCAKES SWEEPSTAKES RULES

In concert with our virtual pancake breakfast with Datastax, The New Stack will make a $125 donation to the nonprofit hospital, health care provider or relief effort of the winner’s choice. Datastax will match this donation. The New Stack will choose two winners. In total, The New Stack and Datastax will donate $500 to the nonprofit organizations chosen by the winners.

Anyone may enter the contest starting on Friday, April 3, by tweeting a question on Kubernetes and Cassandra to The New Stack’s Twitter handle, @thenewstack. Anyone who sends us a question will be entered into a random drawing to win. The New Stack will contact the winners with a direct message on Twitter to receive their name and email address.

The New Stack never has and never will share your personal information and will only use your email for the purposes of contacting the winner.

The likelihood of winning will depend on the total number of entrants, estimated to be in the 1/100 to 1/500 range.

The New Stack will choose a winner after the virtual event takes place, no later than April 30, through a random drawing of all entries. The winner will be notified via the email address they provide.

Address questions about the survey or sweepstakes to help@thenewstack.io.

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