A one-day event for and by people who care about web performance and scalability

WHAT: A performance and scalability unconference
WHEN: Friday, 5 October, 2012 - Starting at 10am
WHERE: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
WHO: Performance and scalability professionals
HOW: Tickets are available from http://scalecamp2012.eventbrite.com/

How does it work?

We want people who will share their experiences.  Come along and get involved, whether you are giving a talk about some area of interest, or joining a roundtable discussion.  

This unconference is run for you, by you, and needs you.

What should I expect?

Like any unconference, the day will start off with an empty grid of sessions and we rely on you to suggest and run sessions that you are interested in.  Some suggested topics:
  • Practical experience stories with Q&A. For example, we used memcached at the Guardian to build our scalable architecture, and here's how we did it
  • Roundtables. For example, a database architecture roundtable, or NoSQL roundtable, or a performant JavaScript discussion.
  • Presentations on a specialist subject.  For example, managing with Puppet, hosting in the cloud, large-scale analytics with Hadoop

Who is coming?

We don't know yet who is coming this year, but last year we had participants from companies such as: Google, Flickr, BBC, Yahoo!, ThoughtWorks, Mind Candy, Glasses Direct, Last.fm, Media Molecule, Smarkets, Claranet Group, Nestoria and of course the Guardian itself.

What do I need?

You wont need anything, coffee and lunch are provided.

If you plan on presenting we recommend that you bring a laptop and any presentation materials that you might need.  There are projectors available in some rooms, but not all.  We will provide free Wifi and there are a few power points available during the day.

Other Questions

Please feel free to contact the organiser Michael Brunton-Spall with any questions that you have

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