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New Meetup: Scaling Python webapps from zero to 50 million users

From: Grace L.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:57 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for San Francisco Python Meetup Group!

What: Scaling Python webapps from zero to 50 million users

When: Wednesday, June 9,[masked]:30 PM

116 New Montgomery Street, #700
San Francisco, CA 94105

For June's meetup, learn tips and tricks to scale python webapps to handle 50+ million users.

Abstract: LOLapps is one of the top providers of social games and user generated applications with 50+ million monthly uniques on Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. This session will focus on the top-down approach we took to scale our webapps for millions of users. Here are the 6 topics we will cover:

  • Why is performance a big issue for Social Media
  • How we profiled our apps and found bottlenecks using custom developed and existing middleware
  • The web application best practices we applied and results obtained
  • How we traced database connection leaks
  • Our caching strategies and the changes we made to speed up the memcache client
  • Results of our experiment using Paster and Tornado as our web servers

Jinal Jhaveri has been working on Python based applications for more than 8 years. He has held various technical roles working on high performance computing and solving web-scalability challenges at companies like MySpace and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. At MySpace he led the effort of Architecting and Developing a highly scalable web based chat system currently used by more than 120 Million users. Currently he is a Systems Architect at Lolapps Media, working on their scalability and performance challenges.

Andy Gayton has developed with python for the last 15 years, specializing in high volume web scaling for the passed 5 years. After an extensive history with architecting and query relational databases in high
performance environments he has an even more extensive curiosity in exploring the use of non-relational data stores. He is currently working as a performance architect for Lolapps Media part-time, while
co-founding a small startup.

6:30p - Check-in and mingle, with Pizza and Beer provided by our sponsor
7.00p - Main Presentation
8.00p - Q & A
8:30p - More mingling...
9:30p - Door close and moving the party to John Colins

Location update
Lolapps has generously offered to host the meeting at their new office on 116 New Montgomery @ Mission. This location has excellent public transportation access. However, the building's security requires the FULL NAME and EMAIL of all visitors ahead of time. Please help us expedite the process by filling out this form.

Feel free to ping me with questions or suggestions -


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