Surge Speaker List
- John Allspaw VP of Technical Operations, Etsy Keynote
- Theo Schlossnagle Principal/CEO, OmniTI Keynote
- Bryan Cantrill VP of Engineering, Joyent Keynote
- Robert Treat Lead Database Architect, OmniTI Speaker
- Artur Bergman VP of Engineering and Operations, Wikia Speaker
- Gavin M. Roy CTO, MyYearbook Speaker
- Ruslan Belkin Sr. Director of Engineering, LinkedIn Speaker
- Rasmus Lerdorf Founder of PHP; Developer, WePay Speaker
- Christopher Brown VP of Engineering, Opscode Speaker
- Paul Querna Chief Architect, Cloudkick Speaker
- Neil Gunther Founder/Principal Consultant, Performance Dynamics Speaker
- Tom Cook Systems Engineer, Facebook Speaker
- Baron Schwartz VP of Consulting, Percona Speaker
- Mike Malone Infrastructure Engineer, SimpleGeo Speaker
- Cosimo Streppone Lead Developer, my.opera.com Speaker
- Tom Daly President/CTO, Dyn Inc. Speaker
- Justin Sheehy CTO, Basho Technologies Speaker
- Ronald Bradford Principal, 42SQL Speaker
- Rod Cope CTO and Founder, OpenLogic Speaker
- Joe Williams Infrastructure Engineer, Cloudant Speaker
- Benjamin Black Founder, fast_ip Speaker
- Geir Magnusson Jr VP, Platform and Architecture, Gilt Groupe Speaker
Surge 2010 Keynote & Speaker List
Discussing Scalability Matters…
…because scalability matters. Surge is more than an event, it's a chance to identify emerging trends and meet the architects behind established technologies. Learn from their mistakes and see how their victories can power your business forward.
Artur Bergman VP of Engineering and Operations, Wikia
Artur Bergman, hacker and technologist at-large, is the director of engineering at Wikia, supporting its mission to compile and index the world's knowledge. He is also an enthusiastic apologist for federated identity and a board member of the OpenID Foundation. His current interests include semantic search, large scale infrastructure, open source development, federated instant messaging, neurotransmitters, and the future of cyborgs.
Scaling and Loadbalancing Wikia Across The World
Day 1 - 2:30 pm
Wikia hosts around a 100 000 wikis using the open source Mediawiki software. In this talk I'll take a tour through the process of taking a legacy source code and turning it into a globally distributed system. Wikia runs across 6 datacenters in US and Europe, with half of them being CDN nodes and half being full datacenters. Traffic is directed to closest node depending on traffic situation. In a case of degradation the system turns into a read-only mode. The multiple level of redundancy and distribution contributed to a 99.995% availability to end users.
Specific issues involve:
- Varnish - caching and loadbalancing
- Memcache - implementing cache coherency across distributed datacenters
- Session management -- using Riak to transparently failing over
- Mysql replication
- Small footprint -- high throughput using SSD based machines
- Dealing with loadspikes like Lost Season finale.
Speakers will be added as we approach the event dates. Visit back for updates to this page and the Sessions Calendar.