Strange Loop

Next: September 12-14 2019


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO

Rethink your database with RethinkDB

Modern apps require sending data directly to the client in realtime. Web browsers support this via WebSockets, but adapting database systems still presents a huge engineering challenge. RethinkDB is an open source database for the realtime web. It has an exciting new access model -- instead of polling, the developer can tell RethinkDB to push updated query results to applications in realtime.

We'll explain why the push functionality is a start of a new database access model, and how it eliminates many complex steps necessary for building realtime apps today. Attendees will learn how to build and scale realtime apps with very little code, and with minimal time and effort.

Join RethinkDB founder Slava Akhmechet and Daniel Miller as they demo RethinkDB features and answer your questions in an interactive workshop session.

Daniel Miller


Daniel Alan Miller is a resident Developer Evangelist with RethinkDB. Having tried to build realtime applications in the past, he was drawn to RethinkDB's change feeds like a moth to a bug zapper. While technology is always cool, building stuff for people is even cooler. Daniel hopes to help everyone do just that with RethinkDB. He loves gelato :ice_cream: and one day hopes to deliver it in realtime to everyone everywhere.

Slava Akhmechet


Slava Akhmechet is the founder of RethinkDB, a database company dedicated to helping developers build realtime web applications. Prior to RethinkDB he was a systems engineer in the financial industry, working on scaling custom database systems. Slava is a frequent speaker and a blogger. He blogs about his interests in open source, developer tools, building delightful user experiences, and distributed systems on He is currently on leave from a Ph.D. program in Computational Neuroscience at Stony Brook University.