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TUE | 9.00AM | ROOM 3 | NoSQL Databases and Agile: Evolving Your Datastore

» Rebecca Parsons - ThoughtWorks

This workshop will cover two very different NoSQL technologies, MongoDB and Neo4J, and show how easy it is to evolve the data over time. This will be contrasted with the approach for evolving relational database schemas.

» A basic understanding of how data is represented and accessed in two different NoSQL database technologies
» A basic understanding of how data can evolve using those technologies
» An understanding of the way these approaches compare to those used in relational databases

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Rebecca Parsons | Chief Technology Officer, ThoughtWorks

Rebecca Parsons Photo Dr Rebecca Parsons is ThoughtWorks' Chief Technology Officer. She has more than 20 years application development experience, in industries ranging from telecommunications to emergent internet services. Rebecca has published in both language and artificial intelligence publications, served on numerous program committees, and reviews for several journals. She has extensive experience leading in the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems.

Before coming to ThoughtWorks she worked as an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Central Florida where she taught courses in compilers, program optimisation, distributed computation, programming languages, theory of computation, machine learning and computational biology. She also worked as Director's Post Doctoral Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory researching issues in parallel and distributed computation, genetic algorithms, computational biology and non-linear dynamical systems.

Rebecca received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from Bradley University, a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Rice University and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University.

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