Past Meetup

In The Trenches: Running a Website with 300 Million Page Views Per Month

This Meetup is past

70 people went

Orbs.com

1605-555 W. Hastings St. Harbour Centre · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

Come to the elevator lobby of Harbour Centre and ask security to let you up to the 16th floor or look for the crowd of Rubyists being let up the elevator

Location image of event venue

Details

James Golick will be joining us to give a presentation about his experience in scaling web sites as the CTO of social networking site fetlife.com (seriously not safe for work) with a million members.

Here's a description of the talk by James himself:

Running a large website is hard. While running fetlife.com (nsfw, almost 300m pageviews / mo, peaking over 650req/s), we've made just about every mistake in the book. In this talk, I'll spill the beans on everything that we've learned about how to run a website (in general, not just at scale). We'll discuss everything from avoiding outages to development methodology to metrics collection to the challenges of site-wide SSL at scale. Come learn from our mistakes!