Surge — A Scalability & Performance Conference, presented by OmniTI.

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.

Cosimo Streppone Speaker

Cosimo Streppone Lead Developer, Opera Software

Cosimo moved to Norway to join Opera Software nearly 3 years ago. Working as Lead Developer in the small team, he's been responsible for the architecture, development, scalability and performance of the site. Now he's in the Core Services team, helping develop, manage and occasionally crash web services used by millions of users every day. Fan of the KISS and DRY principles.

Cosimo's Talks

From disaster to stability: scaling challenges of

Day 2 - 2:30 pm

Location: Marble

  • Scalability
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My Opera started around 2002 as a hacked version of phpBB. By 2007, it was slowly heading for disaster, with severely overloaded databases and backends. Our (back then) million of users were just as frustrated as us.

Today, we have 5M+ users and growing, a lot more features, APIs, browser integration services, and the site is stable and fast. This talk tells the story of these last 3 years. Our successes, our failures, and what remains to be done.

Speakers will be added as we approach the event dates. Visit back for updates to this page and the Sessions Calendar.