Ezra Zygmuntowicz

Ezra Zygmuntowicz
Founder & Software Architect, EngineYard


Ezra Zygmuntowicz is a co-founder of EngineYard.com, a scalable Rails hosting service. He is the author of the Rails Deployment book for the Pragmatic Programmers and has contributed many open source Ruby and Rails related projects such as BackgrounDrb, ez-where, Merb and Rubinius. He is a speaker at The Rails Edge, the 2006 & 2007 RailsConf and the 2007 SDForum Ruby conference as well as The Ruby Hoedown and RubyEast. He has been working with Ruby for almost 4 years now and picked up Rails in the summer of 2004. In his spare time he likes to hack Ruby and Erlang and tinker with his vintage 54 VW beetle.


Location: Portland Ballroom 255 Level: Novice
Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jamie van Dyke (Fear of Fish), Tom Mornini (Engine Yard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 23 ratings)
What are the day to day issues with Rails hosting. How can they be solved, and what are the best practise methods of avoiding them. Engine Yard have extensive experience with high volume Rails applications and would like to talk about what we've learned and what our customers have learnt. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom 253 Level: Novice
Blaine Cook (Poetica), Bradley Taylor (Webster Clay), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jim Meyer (LinkedIn), Kevin Lawver (AOL)
Average rating: **...
(2.90, 10 ratings)
A diverse panel of experts offer their perspectives on scaling Rails apps in the real world and how the choices we make (or don't make) as developers affect our application's scalability. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom 252 Level: Intermediate
Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 11 ratings)
This is a talk about what it takes to *really* scale Ruby applications. We will not only examine all the aspects of hardware and web server configurations, we will also look at scaling the ruby interpreter itself. Including performance quirks of MRI and how Rubinius is set to fix a lot of these problems. Read more.
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