Real-time data processing with Storm and Refactoring

Wednesday August 14, 2013

5:30-6:00: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Cody Powell from TEksystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Also, thanks to Mike Henninger of BWBacon for supplying the beer.

6:00-6:10: Announcements

6:10-7:10: Refactoring by Kurt Harriger

For a startup, market validation is far more important than clean code. But now that you have some traction its time raise the quality bar and drop the beta keyword. Kurt will walk us through some simple techniques to improve and measure the quality of our applications.

About Kurt Harriger:

Kurt Harriger is working with FullContact to clean, complete, and unify your contact information. FullContact is a TechStars Boulder 2011 company with a successful contact enrichment API and growing suite of contact management products.

7:10-7:30: Break

7:30-8:30: Storm by Dan Lynn.

Storm is an open source real-time processing framework developed at Twitter that is becoming a popular choice for processing data streams. Dan will give a top-down introduction to Storm, as well as walk us through some examples.

About Dan Lynn:

Dan Lynn is the CTO & Co-Founder of FullContact, a Denver-based TechStars graduate that is trying to solve the world’s contact information problem. He spends most of his time up to his elbows in big data analytics and learning systems, but also plays in a metal band for fun. He can be found on twitter @danklynn, or on his blog at

8:30: Door prizes:

Amazon Gift Cards – provided by Lea Holmboe of ECS

JetBrains IDE License

ZeroTurnaround JRebel License

O’Reilly and Pearson books

8:45: Networking/Food/Drinks at Old Chicago.

Our new sponsor,, will be hosting the food and drinks at Old Chicago (1415 Market St). Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.

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