Derek Gottfrid

Derek Gottfrid
Senior Software Architect, The New York Times


Derek Gottfrid is a Senior Software Architect and Product Technologist
at The New York Times. At the Times, he leads the development of
TimesPeople, which adds a social layer to He also created
Times Machine, a collection of digital archives built on Hadoop and
Amazon Web Services, and he built the search engine that powers the Article Search API. Other projects include DBSlayer, a
database connection-pooling layer. Derek is a frequent contributor to
the Open blog at and is fond of
four-letter words (including “open” and “code”).


Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom G Level: Intermediate
Derek Gottfrid (The New York Times)
This talk will present a basic introduction to the DBAccessLayer or DBSlayer, a lightweight web-friendly mechanism for connection pooling and proxying against MySQL. Read more.
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