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DevTank March

Hello all, here is the line up for your first DevTank instalment of 2013! Many thanks to Forward for hosting and supplying beer, and Lonely Planet for the pizzas!

Marc Watts – Scaling is Hard

Integration Lead at Lonely Planet

"At Lonely Planet, we use a lot of great tools. Building and deploying them is only part of the challenge, running them at scale has proven much more difficult. I'll share our stories of scaling open source tools like Logstash and Graphite and discuss the dark side of autoscaling on AWS."

Martin Buhr – Lessons learnt from Loadzen

Founder of Loadzen – the simple load testing service

"Loadzen launched in January 2012 and in the past year we've experienced first hand the growing pains involved in start up business. I’ll be talking through some of the lessons we've learnt about running, marketing, improving, and scaling our online business – warts and all."

A bit more about Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet’s engineering team is responsible for developing our award winning website and traveller community –

We love tech as much as we love travel, and always look for new and innovativeways to make things better, faster, and more scalable. If you want to get in touch with questions, comments, or anything else, you can reach us at [masked]. You can also check out our blog - and our Github repo -

We’re also looking to add to our talented team, check out our open roles here or contact [masked]

As ever the format for the evening is:

[masked] - sign in and grab a drink while you catch up with other members
[masked] - first talk
[masked] - enjoy pizza and beer from our generous sponsors Lonely Planet and Forward!
[masked] - second talk
8.30ish - wrap up and head to the pub, location to be announced on the night!

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  • R P.

    On late shift - no takers. :(

    March 25, 2013

  • Darren H.

    Interested in hearing people's stories about difficulties autoscaling on AWS - mostly because my experience of it has been generally awesome!

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not an expert in the subject but really interested in what I may learn

    March 25, 2013

  • Robert C.

    C++, Ruby and Smalltalk developer on Unix since the mid-80's, working for a Silicon Valley-based Big Data and Ruby specialist consultancy.

    March 24, 2013

  • John G

    Senior Developer (web/backend) working for a big international Exchange in the finance world, 2 decades of programming in various languages.

    March 17, 2013

  • Martin A.

    Looking forward to this!

    March 12, 2013

  • Luke H.

    Looking forward to it

    March 10, 2013

  • Andy M.

    Hiring .NET MVC devs

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be in London :-(

    March 9, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • IDEALondon

    Thanks IDEALondon for supporting us with a venue.

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