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!