Graph Day at Data Day Texas

Following the success of the inaugural Graph Day in Austin, many people asked if we would consider bringing Graph Day back to Austin for 2017. We succumbed. There will be a Graph Day 2017, and it will be included as part of Data Day Texas. We are currently sending invites out to speakers. Let us know whom you'd like to see, and what you'd like to learn. Send us your suggestions.

I'm happy to say that Denise Gosnell from PokitDok will be returning for GraphDay 2017. Denise's talk Graphs vs Tables: Ready? Fight. was one of the most highly rated talks at the recent Data Day Seattle. Check out Steve Guzman's latest interview with Denise:


If you would like to join us as a speaker for GraphDay @DataDayTexas 2017, you can find details for submission on our proposals page.

"DevOps For Data" track at Data Day Texas

Following conversations with Boyd Hemphill and various members of the Austin DevOps community, we have decided to launch a DevOps track for Data Day Texas 2017. More details will follow. However, we are happy to announce the first speaker: Laine Campbell - author of the upcoming O'Reilly book: upcoming O'Reilly book: Database Reliability Engineering:

Laine Campbell (Laine Campbell) @lainevcampbell

Laine Campbell specializes in database architecture and operations, particularly MySQL and Cassandra. Most recently, Laine was the CTO at OrderWithMe. Prior, she was a co-founder at Pythian, where she led the open source database practice. Laine founded and led PalominoDB, then Blackbird for 8 years, where her team of DBAs supported many of the most exciting database infrastructures in the industry. Before that, she designed, built and supported the Travelocity databases for 8 years with her remarkable team. Laine has also supported such organizations as Obama for America, Zappos, Chegg, LiveJournal, Disney Mobile, and Adobe.

Who else would you like to see on the DevOps For Data track? What topics/tools/techniques would you like to see covered? Please send us your thoughts at

What's new for Data Day Texas 2017

Can you believe it? This will be the 6th annual Data Day Texas! and guess what? We started working on DDTX17 immediately after the end of DDTX16 -- back in January. Lots of new things are in the works for the upcoming edition. Many of the speakers you've requested for 2017 are booked a year in advance, so we've already been reaching out -- and we're just now starting to confirm the first wave of speakers.

Despite the fact that we absolutely blew out the venue to capacity last year, we're not moving. We don't want to make Data Day Texas bigger. We want to make it better. We will no doubt sell out much earlier than last year. Best to get your ticket now - and get the lowest price.


Charity Majors @mipsytipsy gave the keynote to a full house for Data Day 2016. This is what a sold out event looks like. Buy your tickets now and save money.


Data Day Texas is based entirely on feedback from the Austin data community. What do you want to see this year? Take a moment and share your thoughts with us at


Jay Kreps @jaykreps, co-founder of Confluent wows the Data Day 2016 crowd with the latest on Apache Kafka.



Data Day always ends with a post-conference happy hour.
How can we make it even better this year? Let us know!


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