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Scaling LAMP doesn't have to suck!

Stop playing sysadmin and get back to coding. You didn't sign up to put out fires and figuring out how to scale MySQL isn't exactly going to ship features any faster. We scaled the Life360 API from 0 to 500m requests per day and I'm going to teach you all of the tips & tricks we learnt along the way.

Speaker Bio
Steve Corona (@stevencorona) is Head of API at Life360. Steve blogs about Life Hacking at and literally wrote the book on Scaling PHP.

6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food 
7:00 - 7:10 -- Intro/announcements 
7:10 - 8:15(ish) -- Main presentation by Steve 
8:15 - 8:30 -- Raffle 

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Life360 is a free smartphone app that helps keeps families and close friends stay in sync through their day. With Life360, you can see where your family and friends are on a private map, stay in touch with group and one-on-one messaging. Life360 has over 30m families and our API handles more than 500m requests per day.

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  • Jeff H.

    Very informative and lively talk. Everyone learned a lot very quickly. It was great to hear that scaling is not that important for the code. The question I have is, will the book mentioned walk a caching beginner through using NSQ and Redis as well as the other configurations?

    1 · May 14, 2014

    • Lawrence S.

      Can you send it to me as well? lawrencegs at

      May 15, 2014

    • Stephen C.

      Free Case Study: https://www.scalingphp...­

      Free Chapter:

      1 · May 16, 2014

  • Stuart H.

    Would it be possible to have the slides uploaded?

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • David A.

    Very helpful. The talk was clear and concise.

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk. Steve knocked it out of the park!

    May 14, 2014

  • David A.

    Very practical and timely for me. Hoping to apply as much of the talk as soon as I can. Thanks!

    May 13, 2014

  • m14t

    Excellent talk with lots of real world, practical take aways. Great job!

    May 13, 2014

  • David A.

    Anyone have a recommendation on convenient parking open past 8pm? I am from Vacaville, and don't know the parking situation well. Last Meetup, I had a difficult time finding parking open after 8PM.

    May 13, 2014

  • Mike T.

    Yes, the video will be streamed live & recorded at

    May 12, 2014

  • Chris C.

    Will a video be recorded?

    May 12, 2014

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