The Scalability and Performance Conference

September 24 - 26th at National Harbor, MD
Speakers

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Jason Hoffman

Jason Hoffman

 VP, Head of Product Line, Ericsson Cloud Software
 @jasonh


Keynote  Scaling Through Acquisition

Jason Hoffman is a VP at Ericsson and is the product and P&L owner (GM) of the Ericsson cloud software business in Business Unit Cloud and IP. Prior to that he was a founder and the CTO at Joyent, a pioneering high performance cloud IaaS and software provider, where he ran product, engineering, operations and commercial management for nearly a decade. Jason is also an angel investor, strategy and execution advisor, venture and private equity advisor and on the boards of the Wordpress Foundation, npm Inc and New Context, a Digital Garage company. Jason has a BS and MS from UCLA and a PhD from UCSD.

Josh Anderson

Josh Anderson
StepLeader Inc.
@nosrednAhsoJ


Scaling Architecture
Automating Your Mobile Development Ecosystem

Take home the lessons Josh and his team learned along the path to effective mobile automation and learn the challenges that remain. MORE »

Jodok Batlogg

Jodok Batlogg
Crate Technology
@jodok


Scaling Infrastructure
A Backend for the Internet of Things

In this talk, we will discuss the ideal data store architecture for the Internet of Things (or any data intensive application), its requirement for massively scalable horizontal scaling, the different approaches to… MORE »

Kristopher Beevers

Kristopher Beevers
NSONE Inc.
@beevek


Scaling Architecture
Data Driven DNS: Traffic Management for Distributed Applications

Real-world use cases for the new NSONE DNS platform, ranging from traditional scenarios like failover and geotargeting, to truly data driven ones like load shedding… MORE »

Samantha Billington

Samantha Billington
Turnitin


Scaling Architecture
The Breakup: Logically Sharding a Large and Growing PostgreSQL Database

[with Fred Moyer] Faced with a large (500 gigabyte) and rapidly growing PostgreSQL database we were headed for trouble. We needed a Database Access Layer to break up the database into separate pieces, and we needed it now! MORE »

Yoav Cohen

Yoav Cohen
Incapsula
@incapsula_com


Scaling Infrastructure
From 1000 a Day to 1000 a Second: Our Many Attempts To Build a Big

This talk is intended to provide practical, real-world information for companies currently trying to tackle the Big Data problem. MORE »

Roland Cozzolino

Roland Cozzolino
MediaMath
@MediaMath


Scaling Infrastructure
How To Cope with 100 Billion Opportunities a Day

A walk through how MediaMath team built a platform that serves as the underlying pipes of a such an ecosystem: the digital marketing ecosystem. MORE »

Fran Fabrizio

Fran Fabrizio
University of Minnesota
@franfabrizio


Scaling Organizations
Scaffolding for a Growing Team: How To Introduce Structure Without Being Evil

As staff and the mission grow and diversify, your team is pulled in more directions than ever before, and you’ll need some tools to stay lean, effective and focused. MORE »

Camille Fournier

Camille Fournier
Rent the Runway
@skamille


Scaling Infrastructure
“Reverse Logistics” at Rent the Runway

A story about marrying complex technology, logistics and data considerations to physical processes that require large numbers of people making time-sensitive… MORE »

Brian Geffon

Brian Geffon
LinkedIn
 


Scaling Architecture
Going Over the SPDY Limit

[with Omer Shapira] Talk explores global CDN performance and what it takes to improve… MORE »

Scaling Architecture Server Side JS Execution at Scale

[with Dzmitry Markovich] Learn how we integrated JS engine into HTTP proxy, the operational and… MORE »

Brendan Gregg

Brendan Gregg
Netflix


Scaling Infrastructure
From Clouds to Roots

This talk describes the challenge of not just handling failures of scale on the Netflix cloud, but also new approaches and tools for quickly diagnosing their root cause in an ever changing environment. MORE »

Nathen Harvey

Nathen Harvey
Director of Community and #learnchef


Training Session
Introduction to Chef

A Chef how-to for system and infrastructure management. We’ll discuss the server API, the code primitives, and the tools required to successfully use Chef. MORE »

Peter Herndon

Peter Herndon
Bitly
@tpherndon


Scaling Architecture
Streaming Your Way to Web Scale: Scaling Bitly via Stream-Based Processing

Discussion of the pros and cons of operating a streaming-based system, and examine some of the tools we built to make our service possible, particularly NSQ. MORE »

Dzmitry Markovich

Dzmitry Markovich
LinkedIn
 


Scaling Architecture
Server Side JS Execution at Scale - What Could Possibly Go Wrong With That?

[with Brian Geffron] Learn how we integrated JS engine into HTTP proxy, the operational and engineering experience we gained while adding dynamic language execution MORE »

Caitie McCaffrey

Caitie McCaffrey
HBO
@caitieM20


Scaling Architecture
Halo 4: High Demand with Low Latency and High Availability

Discussion of some of the challenges faced while building services to complement Halo 4 code on disc and how Azure and Project Orleans were utilized. MORE »

James Meickle

James Meickle
AppNeta
@jmeickle


Scaling Organizations
Election 2012: DevOps for Romney for President

An investigation into how early organizational and technical decisions impacted reliability and scalability during critical periods. I’ll draw on examples from my time… MORE »

Fred Moyer

Fred Moyer
Turnitin


Scaling Architecture
The Breakup: Logically Sharding a Large and Growing PostgreSQL Database

[with Samantha Billington] Faced with a large (500 gigabyte) and rapidly growing PostgreSQL database we were headed for trouble. We needed a Database Access Layer to break up the database into separate pieces, and we needed it now! MORE »

Jade Rubick

Jade Rubick
New Relic
@JadeRubick


Scaling Organizations
Refactoring Organizations: Increasing Your Impact

As a new manager or team lead, you’re suddenly doing a completely different job. Your priorities are a lot less obvious, and the happiness and productivity… MORE »

Theo Schlossnagle

Theo Schlossnagle
OmniTI
@postwait



Closing Remarks

Crystallize your thoughts, end on an intellectually high note, and ponder the bacon.

Omer Shapira

Omer Shapira
LinkedIn
@rhynolite


Scaling Architecture
Going Over the SPDY Limit

[with Brian Geffon] Talk explores global CDN performance and what it takes to improve the static-content delivery mechanism with SPDY in the real world. MORE »

Paul Wright

Paul Wright
Etsy
@wrighty


Scaling Architecture
What Etsy Learned Building a Distributed Tracing System

To gain better insight to a growing number of services involved in responding to a given web or API request, Etsy built a system, called CrossStitch. We’ll take a look. MORE »

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Lightning Talks
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Surge Party powered by Carpathia celebrates Tech Heroes
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Sponsored After Party
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Hotel

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.
Sponsors

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Surge 2014 Prospectus
About

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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