Sean Cribbs discusses Convergent Replicated Data Types, data structures that tolerate eventual consistency.
Sean Cribbs is a hacker, writer, and speaker currently working for Basho Technologies, where he works on Riak, the distributed database. Before Basho, Sean was a freelance web developer and technical lead of the Radiant open-source web-publishing software which is built with Ruby on Rails.
Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.