Surviving the 2008 Elections

Keynote , Operations
Location: Regency Ballroom Level: Intermediate
Average rating: **...
(2.22, 37 ratings)

In this session, Jeremy Bingham will discuss:

  • Initial problems and bottlenecks at the beginning of the primary election season.
  • How optimizing MySQL and the backend improved performance.
  • How moving to lighttpd and moving page caching into lighttpd with a custom module greatly improved performance.
  • How moving to newer and less hardware improved performance, and how it was done.
  • And how sometimes you need to fail spectacularly before you can really get it right.
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Jeremy Bingham

Jeremy Bingham is the CTO and man-behind-the-curtain for, a progressive Democratic weblog that is one of the largest sites in the political blogosphere. He considers himself lucky that a gig with the State of Washington fell through a while back, because otherwise he wouldn’t be doing this.

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Joel Weierman
06/24/2009 3:59am PDT

So much potential here. Good info but needed more practice and some specific stories to tell.

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