Adam Pisoni

Adam Pisoni
Sr. Software Engineer,


Adam Pisoni has been building large-scale web applications for over 10 years. He served as CTO of Cnation through the 90s and then as Architect and Director of Web Development for He’s currently working as a Sr. Software Engineer at, a family social networking startup. In his spare time he can be found backpacking and rock climbing in the Eastern Sierras or snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain.


Location: Portland Ballroom 255 Level: Intermediate
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Skynet is an open source Ruby implementation of Google's Map/Reduce framework, created at Geni. With Skynet, one can easily convert a time-consuming serial task, such as a computationally expensive Rails migration, into a distributed program running on many computers. Learn how Geni uses Skynet to send email newsletters, build reverse indexes, invalidate caches, and run other asynchronous jobs. Read more.
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