Scalability vs. Performance

  • February 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Our February Meetup will feature a talk from Sergey Chernyshev, organizer of the New York Web Performance Meetup group, who'll discuss the differences between performance and scalability.


Creating scalable web sites that can handle many simultaneous requests and still provide fast experience for each user is hard. Historically, the industry was not differentiating Scalability and Performance, but with emergence of front-end engineering, new field of Web Performance Optimization was born and it became critical to approach them separately. Sergey Chernyshev will compare these two directions of web engineering and describe the differences between them, he will also cover current performance trends and describe different approaches to take in order to measure and analyze Web Performance in comparison to traditional methods that are successfully used to test scalability of web systems.


Sergey Chernyshev (@sergeyche) is the creator of Show Slow, web performance enthusiast, open source hacker and web addict. He works at truTV (Turner) as Technical Director of Web Systems and Application Development technically overseeing web development and operations for company's web properties.

Sergey also organizes New York Web Performance Meetup Group, local community of performance geeks and helps kick-start groups about Web Performance around the world. He often speaks on performance-related topics at various local New York events.


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  • Darryle S.

    Great meetup. I took away some good tools I'll be able to apply at the job to help solve some problems we are experiencing.

    March 1, 2013

  • matthew a.

    The presentation was impactful and clear. Both tech and non-tech/business/management could gain a lot from the information presented.

    March 1, 2013

  • G-D

    Meet, socialize and network tonight with Pax and many others at the meetup. It is one of the most popular events in NYC today!

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    February 28, 2013

  • Mehboob A.

    Good overview..

    February 28, 2013

  • Mehboob A.

    Oh wait.. Sergey, you're not going to be at two places at the same time?

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to miss this. Got sent to DC.

    February 27, 2013

  • Hirbod Zach H.

    I will be there

    February 27, 2013

  • semmal

    i will be definitely benefited by this sessions

    February 23, 2013

  • Alan S.

    Sergey is the best. I couldn't miss this!

    February 22, 2013

  • Stuart Sim changed the location to Unified Social

    February 13, 2013

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