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Evolution of the Apache CouchDB Development Community

Joan Touzet (Cloudant, an IBM Company)

The audience is anyone interested in open source development models, databases or distributed systems, Erlang or NoSQL, and of course existing and prospective CouchDB users. Attendees can expect a frank and honest discussion about what’s worked, what hasn’t, what challenges we’ve faced, how we’ve reacted to “black eyes” given to us over the years, and the massive growth and good spirit we’ve seen in 2014 as we near the CouchDB 2.0 release milestone.

This session is sponsored by Cloudant

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Joan Touzet

Cloudant, an IBM Company

Joan Touzet has been using Apache CouchDB since 2008. She is now a committer and PMC member for Apache CouchDB, and acts as Senior Software Development Manager at Cloudant, an IBM Company.

Her major effort for 2014 is coordinating the merge of Cloudant’s BigCouch branch back into CouchDB towards a CouchDB 2.0 release. Recently, Joan has given talks at CloudantCON 2014, CouchDB Conf 2013, ChefConf 2013 and PyCon Canada 2012, all of which are viewable on YouTube.

In her spare time, Joan builds and repairs motorcycles, pilots small aircraft, and composes music for video game soundtracks.