The inaugural program celebrates individuals making contributions to the open source distributed computing landscape. The term Taishi is the Japanese word for "ambassador" and is a reference to the sense of public service the Recognition Program's members elicit.
Taishi community members were selected because of their important participation in the global distributed systems community. These committed individuals are also members of other developer communities and spend their valuable time maintaining open source software to solve problems facing the industry. Their contributions include applications to help make the Internet a safer place for families, provide better car-routing algorithms and develop innovative distributed infrastructures. Taishi members, as well as the Basho community at large, also provide projects directly to the Basho Labs Repository, a 100 percent community-driven repository to share code freely and regularly.
"The Basho community is more than any one product or person; it's a collection of people who share a passion for our mission to simplify distributed systems," said Dave McCrory, Chief Technology Officer of Basho Technologies. "With the debut of our Taishi Community Recognition Program we can formally thank those who contribute to our collective success. We're honored to have people with a broad range of technical expertise represented in the Taishi Program from day one and look forward to watching this large, diverse community continue to grow."
Taishi community members -- which includes developers, educators, engineers and architects -- will have unique opportunities to engage with Basho engineers at private events and conferences, exclusive access to preview products and roadmaps, increased privileges on Github Basho Labs and more.
Initial Taishi community members include:
At RICON 2015, Taishi community members will co-host a Basho Demo competition where participants share their most creative way to show off what Basho products can do. Additional details are available here:http://bit.ly/ricon15comphttp://bit.ly/ricon15comp
To learn more about the Taishi Community Recognition Program, visit http://basho.com/community/.
About Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies, Inc. is a distributed systems company dedicated to developing disruptive technologies that simplify enterprises' most critical data management challenges. Basho has attracted one of the most talented groups of engineers and technical experts ever assembled devoted exclusively to solving some of the most complex issues presented by scaling distributed systems and enjoys a large and growing following among influential programmers, architects and academics.
Basho's distributed databases, Riak KV and Riak TS, the industry's most powerful distributed NoSQL databases, and Basho's cloud storage software, Riak S2, are used by fast-growing Web businesses and by one-third of the Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications, and their public and private cloud platforms. The Basho Data Platform was recently introduced to help enterprises control and simplify distributed Big Data. Basho is the organizer of RICON – a distributed systems conference.
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