The Scalability and Performance Conference

September 24 - 26th at National Harbor, MD
Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for Surge conference sessions.

Deadline for all proposals:  23:59 EDT on March 31, 2014
Send proposals to, use subject line Surge 2014 Session Proposal.

Surge is all about scalability. On the technical side of Internet businesses, there are three serious scaling challenges: infrastructure, architecture and organizations.

The types of talks we like to get are those that recognize failure as a part of success. The most valuable sessions for attendees are those that honestly present a problem and walk the audience through a series of failures that ultimately result in finding the right path. A story of success rising from the ashes of failure; the bigger the fire, the more people learn. We want you to come and speak to a global audience on the challenges of scaling large, Internet-facing architectures.

PS. Know someone who has a great story to tell? Let us know, and we’ll help you pester them into submitting a talk.


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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord National is the cornerstone of the 300 acre, National Harbor waterfront entertainment district, located 8 miles south of Washington DC. The resort offers visitors fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool, and 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center. And, for late-night excitement, an express elevator speeds you to the two-story, rooftop, Pose Ultra-Lounge — site of this year’s Surge Party, brought to you by Carpathia!
Book Your Hotel
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is now accepting hotel reservations for Surge 2014. Through their website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time.
While you Are Here
Give Your Getaway Some Character with The DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord National! Grab the family and make your Surge attendance a getaway, where you can experience new and exciting interactive adventures with the beloved characters from such DreamWorks Animation films as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar.
Find more things to do during your stay, check out Gaylord National Entertainment Guide.
Getting to Gaylord National
Gaylord National is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and a 45-minute drive from both Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airports. Shuttle and car service are available from either airport to the hotel.
Convenient to D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Gaylord National is just 15 minutes due south of Washington, D.C. — right off the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) — making it an easy drive from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas as well.

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Surge 2014 Prospectus

The Scalability and Performance Conference

OmniTI has a reputation for scalable web applications and architectures, but we still lean on our friends and peers to see how things can be done better. Surge started as the brainchild of our employees wanting to bring the best and brightest in Web Operations to our own backyard. Now in its fifth year, Surge has become the conference on scalability and performance.
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