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The Startup Hangover: Supporting 15M Users



Phil Calçado presents SoundCloud’s approach to dealing with scalability issues when their user number grew beyond what they initially could support by creating services in various languages.


Phil Calçado is a developer with SoundCloud in Berlin, where he works on building the world’s leading social sound platform. He also spent four years working as a Lead Consultant for ThoughtWorks in Australia and London, where he was part of agile teams delivering software on pretty much every single tech stack crazy clients can possibly put together. Blog: Twitter @pcalcado.

About the conference

GOTO Aarhus is the enterprise software development conference designed for team leads, architects, and project management and is organized by developers, for developers. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to craft the ultimate conference. The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community, staged in an intimate environment needed to support as much learning and networking as possible.

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Oct 18, 2012