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Scalability vs. Performance

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Creating scalable web sites that can handle many simultaneous requests and still provide fast experience for each user is hard. Historically, the industry was not differentiating Scalability and Performance, but with emergence of front-end engineering, new field of Web Performance Optimization was born and it became critical to approach them separately. Sergey Chernyshev will compare these two directions of web engineering and describe the differences between them, he will also cover current performance trends and describe different approaches to take in order to measure and analyze Web Performance in comparison to traditional methods that are successfully used to test scalability of web systems.

Sergey Chernyshev ( (@sergeyche ( is the creator of Show Slow, web performance enthusiast, open source hacker and web addict. He works at truTV (Turner) as Technical Director of Web Systems and Application Development technically overseeing web development and operations for company's web properties.

Animoto ( is hosting us again, they will also provide food and drinks!

As always we have "geek-aways" where we raffle off awesome stuff sponsored by Catchpoint (, bring your business cards!


6:30 - Arrive to Animoto, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Scale vs. Performance (Sergey Chernyshev)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking



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2nd Floor
New York, NY

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440 Lafayette St, 2nd Floor · New York, NY