Twitter (twitter.com) is a micro-blogging service that allows users to answer the question “What are you doing?”. It takes a simple 140 character string (a tweet), and distributes that to a user’s following (or “friends”) list.
Over the last few years, Twitter has experienced a variety of challenges scaling its site to serve millions and millions of users. From hosting issues to Ruby on Rails, we’ve met many scaling challenges and would like to share some of our experiences with the community.
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Talk may include additional speakers from Twitter, pending management approval.
John Adams (Twitter Operations) has worked in web security, operations, and systems engineering for over 15 years. Prior to Twitter, he has worked at Apple, Inktomi, c|net, and a major video-on-demand site, improving security, performance, and reliability at large scale.
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