Damien Katz and Volker Mische introduce CouchDB and explain why it is fit for mobile devices especially due to its replication capability that can handle network connectivity problems.
Damien Katz has worked for Lotus, MySQL, IBM and is the creator of CouchDB and founder of CouchOne. He blogs at http://damienkatz.net/ . Volker Mische is the creator of GeoCouch a geospatial extension for CouchDB. He has contributed to CouchDB, MapQuery (project lead), OpenLayers, TileCache, GeoNetwork, Rockbox, WYMeditor and jQuery UI.
The Erlang Factory is an event that focuses on Erlang - the computer language that was designed to support distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-realtime applications with requirements for high availability and high concurrency. The main part of the Factory is the conference - a two-day collection of focused subject tracks with an enormous opportunity to meet the best minds in Erlang and network with experts in all its uses and applications.