6:15 - 6:30: Meet - Greet - Food
6:30 - 7:45: Don't Touch the Disk: A basic introduction to making your stuff scale well and run fast in production (Israel Shirk)
For developers, one of the most difficult points of optimizing an application is the difficulty of understanding how to best use different data types and storage mechanisms, and to find bottlenecks quickly and preventatively. In this short talk, we'll cover the basics of using an RDBMS such as MySQL or SQL Server to its strengths, while combining it with the strengths of a key-value store. Using these techniques, it's possible to serve millions of requests per day on minimal hardware, simply by better using tools that are commonly available.
Israel Shirk is the lead architect/engineer at MOJO Marketplace and is in charge of several applications which commonly burst to >1 million requests per day, while maintaining five nines of availability - without excluding maintenance windows.
7:45 - 8:00: Networking / Mingling / Raffle
Host: Volt (Jason Williams)
Group Topics: http://www.meetup.com/boisewebtechs/polls/