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SFRails - Dynamic Edge Caching | The Config Folder | Cache at Scale

  • Oct 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM


6:30 Food/Beer/Networking 
7:00 Intros/Sharing of Tips and Tools 

7:15  Talks 
•  Talk 1:  Accelerate Rails apps with Dynamic Edge Caching -  Michael May
•  Lightning Talk: The Config Folder: It’s About Time - Mark Macario
•  Talk 2: Cache at Scale - Mitch Rodrigues 

8:30 End

Talk 1:  Accelerate Rails apps with Dynamic Edge Caching

Content delivery networks (CDNs) are an important part of any web stack that requires scale and performance. When you hear CDN you probably associate it with caching static content like images or javascripts. Innovations in some modern CDNs enable caching fully dynamic content like APIs and content feeds. Michael will talk about how CDNs work, how dynamic edge caching works, and how you can edge cache your Rails apps today.

About the Speaker:

Michael May is an API Engineer at Fastly. Previously he co-founded CDN Sumo which was acquired by Fastly last year. He loves scotch, starting companies, and electronic music. (@ehm_may)

Lightning Talk: The Config Folder: It’s About Time

The talk will provide a quick tour of the Rails configuration folder with emphasis on the sequence of events that occur during configuration and initialization.  A couple of examples of some cool things you can do there will be provided as well.

About the Speaker:

Mark is currently free lancing as a web developer.  He has a master’s degree in computer information systems and has successfully completed the Ruby On Rails Web Development Program at Academy X.  He also loves music and plays drums and piano.  

Talk 2: Cache at Scale

Most web applications and web-services, utilize caching technologies to bolster performance However, at what point does server side caching become an impediment or dangerous to the performance of a  service, multi-server applications, and or static asset generation.  Finally, some best practice for preventing this. 

About the Speaker:

Mitch Rodrigues 

About the Sponsor/Host 

Learn more about Fastly at 

Other Sponsors is the maker of IronMQ, a scalable cloud-based message queue, and IronWorker, an elastic task queue/worker service.'s services are designed for doing things asynchronously and operating at scale. (@getiron) 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael May: Any chance you could post your presentation notes?

    1 · October 17, 2014

  • Simon C.

    Thanks for coming out last week. Here's the video taken by our hosts at Fastly. Enjoy!

    October 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for this great event!
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    October 17, 2014

  • Sameer S.

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    October 17, 2014

  • Greg D.

    Great event and great location! Thanks Michael, Mitch & Mark! I mentioned it at the event, but for those who I didn't get a chance to meet with before or after the talk and are interested in our Rails and FronEnd jobs at Virool email me at [masked] or check out:

    October 17, 2014

  • Andrew

    I know Fastly likes to live stream events they host. Are they doing that for this one?

    1 · October 16, 2014

  • Andrew

    Is there room to bring our bikes?

    October 16, 2014

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