Patrick Lightbody

Patrick Lightbody
VP, Product Management, New Relic

Website | @plightbo

Patrick runs product management for New Relic, the leader in software analytics. Prior to that, Patrick started two startups in the website monitoring and load testing space, which were acquired by Gomez and Neustar, respectively.

Patrick is an avid open source contributor, having founded OpenQA, created Selenium Remote Control, and co-created Struts 2.

Patrick has held management and software engineering positions with Jive Software, Spoke Software, and Cisco Systems.


Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: B118-119
Patrick Lightbody (New Relic)
Average rating: **...
(2.78, 9 ratings)
Between the NoSQL movement and new cloud offerings, it seems there are new storage options popping up every day. How do you select which one is the best for your project? The truth is that it's unlikely one option is best for all your needs. This session walks you through the various options considered by one startup and how it selected five separate storage engines - and has no regret doing so! Read more.
Java: Cloud
Location: A107/108
Patrick Lightbody (New Relic)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
BrowserMob, a Portland-based cloud load testing and monitoring service, spins up thousands of servers every day in various cloud environments, including Amazon, Rackspace, and GoGrid. Learn from the founder about the various open source Java tools he built upon to design a highly scalable, modern cloud-based architecture. Read more.
Cloud Computing
Location: D139/140
Patrick Lightbody (New Relic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Launched in December 2008, BrowserMob set out to change the way load testing is done - all using the cloud and open source. Learn from the founder how he built a high performance testing product, and how the operational support the cloud provided and speed to market of open source enabled the company to not only profit from day one, but to be acquired within a year and a half of it's launch. Read more.