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QConSF November: Speakers, Sessions Update, Attendance up 100%

by Floyd Marinescu on Jul 28, 2011 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London Mar 2-6, Join us!

Our fifth QCon San Francisco takes place at the Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel on November 14-18, 2011.  Last year QConSF sold out early, and this year we are already 100% above last year’s registrations at this time so QCon is likely to sell out again! Registration is open and all 16 track themes have been announced. Most of the conference sessions are still in development and have not been posted online yet.  You can save $550 by registering before July 29th.

Some of the speakers at this year’s QCon include:

Some of the published sessions include:  

JVM performance optimizations at Twitter's scale, Session by Attila Szegedi

Twitter is increasingly relying on services written in either Java or Scala and running on the JVM. While JVM gives us a world-class runtime in terms of operational stability, performance, and manageability, it is still not trivial to achieve the desired performance characteristics of the programs being run on it, especially when you're dealing with services that need lots of memory, or have very low latency requirements, or both. In this talk, we'll present examples of performance problems we encountered while operating JVM-based services and the ways we solved them.

Realtime Web Apps with HTML5 WebSocket and Beyond

"This presentation will focus on the development of next generation realtime web apps with the use of Socket.IO. Socket.IO is a Node.JS project that makes WebSockets and realtime possible in all browsers. It also enhances WebSockets by providing built-in multiplexing, horizontal scalability, automatic JSON encoding/decoding, and more.  It will also introduce people to server side JavaScript, and highlight its importance for the realtime web and the future of web development.

Netflix in the Global Cloud, Session by Adrian Cockcroft

Netflix migrated its website and streaming service from a conventional datacenter implementation to the Amazon public cloud during 2009-2010. For 2011 Netflix made a back-end migration from SimpleDB to Apache Cassandra, cut the connection to the Datacenter completely, and re-tooled the architecture to build a fully internationalized and globally distributed product.   In this talk, Netflix’ Cloud Architect Adrian Cockcroft will discuss how the Netflix cloud architecture takes advantage of almost every feature of AWS, and is optimized for running in a highly automated global environment with ephemeral instances, non-deterministic performance, and agile deployment processes.

Scaling Social Computing - Lessons Learned at Facebook, Robert Johnson

Social networking has dramatically changed the way we interact with web, and as a result dramatically changed the way data is stored and served. Social data at Facebook is an enormous graph of small objects that are tightly interconnected. Every page we serve is a view of this graph customized to a specific viewer at a specific time. The graph changes constantly with users' ever increasing appetite for realtime interaction. These properties of the data lead to new challenges, and new architectures to handle them. I'll be talking about some of the general approaches we take to social data at Facebook and some of the specific systems we've built to handle it.

We hope you can join us for this year's QCon San Francisco.  The event is certain to sell out again with attendance already 100% ahead of the same time last year. You can save $550 if you register by tomorrow, Friday July 29th.

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