February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
Christopher Smith has been a proud member of the Linux community for two decades. He's worked for small Internet startups like his current employer Chill, and tech industry giants like Sun, Yahoo and Google. His work has spanned from massive big data processing systems to small patches to ethernet drivers. In his talk, he'll share his practical hands on experience fighting the scaling and performance battle, identifying the trade-offs of the different architectural approaches, how to anticipate the next bottleneck, when to make the leap to the next tech stack, and practical identification how big scaling efficiency gains can be unlocked by having a well integrated technical team.