July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Mike Biglan

Mike Biglan
Founder / CEO, Twenty Ideas

Website | @twentyideas

Mike Biglan, an avid technologist, currently heads two Oregon-based startups: Analytic Spot (analyticspot.com), a SaaS service for collecting and visualizing educational analytics for mobile Apps, and Twenty Ideas (twentyideas.com), a software consulting, architecture, and development agency. Before that, Mike was the lead technologist of two highly-successful companies: Silicon Valley startup Happy Bits, maker of the AnyVideo/Evercam/Joya line of iOS and Android Apps (e.g. http://bit.ly/18yaQVa); and Concentric Sky (concentricsky.com), where he oversaw a quadrupling of the size of the company, achieved high employee retention, and provided a strong and collaborative culture. With a background in software architecture and development, computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, education, psychology, and economics, Mike returned to Eugene in 2005 after living in Chicago (B.A. in economics at the University of Chicago), Washington DC, and San Diego (M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD). He has also served on several boards such as the Promise Neighborhoods Research Consortium (promiseneighborhoods.org) and the City of Eugene’s budget committee and also has spoken at OSCON and DjangoCon.


5:00pm–5:40pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Data D137/138
Mike Biglan (Twenty Ideas), Elijah Hamovitz (Analytic Spot)
CQL3 has a relational-database-centric abstraction that hides many key details of the underlying storage. Though CQL can be an efficient and convenient tool to use when querying, knowing how CQL actually maps to Cassandra's storage structure is key to being able to create scalable and flexible data models. Read more.