Chris Bissell

Chris Bissell
Chief Software Architect, MySpace


Chris is the Chief Software Architect at In other words, he comes up with overly convoluted ‘design patterns’ in order to lengthen the development process.


Location: Regency Ballroom Level: Novice
Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting), Chris Bissell (MySpace), ryan nelson (Joyent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Join us Tuesday evening for Spike Night. This engaging, real-time Web Performance shootout is a chance to see and learn about how real, high-traffic websites deal with massive increases in load, either expected or unexpected. We'll see real-world management of traffic increases - graphs, tools, the whole shebang. Read more.
Web Performance
Location: Regency 1 Level: Intermediate
Chris Bissell (MySpace), Jeremy Custenborder (, Yadid Ramot (
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Your site is deployed and performs to satisfaction. You sit back in your chair and contemplate a future of happy efficiency. You hear a knock on the door. The product person comes in with a huge scroll-like list of new features. They need to be out as soon as possible. Performance will suffer. How do you deal? Read more.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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