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Where there’s smoke – Stories from DevOps Firefighters with Mehdi Daoudi

With recent outages and network congestion issues making front page news, Web Performance has entered the mainstream. It’s easy for your average Internet user to shake their head when an outage occurs, because they have little clue as to the kind of complexity behind the webpages they expect to load instantly. It takes a lot to ensure websites, web apps, and APIs, stay up and run appropriately, and even more to make them faster. In his presentation, Mehdi will share experiences he’s dealt with, seen and heard from his 20 years in Web Performance and offer useful tools, tips, and lessons to Devs, Ops, and DevOps on how to optimize their sites in a complex Internet environment.

Mehdi Daoudi (@mdaoudi) is the co-founder and CEO of Catchpoint Systems, a fast-growing provider of Web Performance Monitoring solutions trusted by many of the world’s largest brands. Catchpoint's vision is to provide the best IT Analytics & Intelligence to help companies improve their end user performance and keep an eye on their infrastructure and vendors. Before Catchpoint, Mehdi spent over 10 years at DoubleClick and Google where he was responsible for Quality of Services; buying, building, deploying and using various internal and external monitoring solutions to keep an eye on the DART infrastructure delivering billions of transactions a day via thousands of servers and routers.

Spotify is hosting us and provides food &drinks!

As always, we are going to have our geekaways, sponsored by Catchpoint with great prizes!


6:30 - Arrive to Spotify, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Where there’s smoke – Stories from DevOps Firefighters (Mehdi Daoudi)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking


45 West 18th St
7th floor
New York, NY

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Our Sponsors:

• Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.

• Instart Logic replaces CDNs with intelligent streaming of web content. Users can interact with Web apps 2x faster, even for mobile devices. 

• Radware provides advanced front-end optimization (FEO) solutions to companies like eBay/PayPal, Visa, and O'Reilly Media.

• SOASTA’s web and mobile app test automation solution enables developers, QA professionals, and IT Operations teams to test with unprecedented speed, scale and precision.

• Catchpoint is sponsoring us by providing 10% discount to our members and geeky stuff to raffle off.

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