Schedule: BoF sessions

Location: Plaza Level:
Moderated by: Jason Carolan
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
How do we build hierarchical management systems that scale to the dynamic and economically efficient world of cloud computing? If a server fails, what we care about? How do we instrument for resource planning and service availability? How do I link fail in place architectures to systemic observability and telemetry? Read more.
Location: Valley Level: Novice
Moderated by: Sriram Natarajan
Ever wonder which PHP script or MySQL query in your web site is keeping your system busy or how to quickly find out which module within your PHP application is struck ? Learn how, with very simple DTrace knowledge, you can dynamically trace the system/user time of a request from Apache to PHP/Ruby and then onto MySQL. Read more.
Location: Plaza Level: Novice
Moderated by: Brian Overstreet
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
How can we test and tune web technologies (Apache, MySQL, memcached, lighttpd, etc.) as a whole? How can we meaningfully benchmark these in a Web 2.0 environment? This BoF will show what Olio and Faban are and how they can be used to benchmark and tune your stack. Read more.
Location: Valley Level: Novice
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Enterprise flash should mean higher performance and easier scaling for web datacenters. However, questions remain about flash’s reliability, and exploiting its advantages will require new approaches to web application design. Join Peter Zaitsev in an informative discussion about the opportunities and challenges that this new technology brings. Read more.
Location: Plaza Level:
Moderated by: Peter Sandström
What are the current MySQL performance bottlenecks and what can be done about them? Presentation of the performance fixes shown at and what's left to do. Read more.
Location: Valley Level:
Moderated by: Ian Kallen
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Chef is an open source infrastructure management system for operations automation. With chef you can * Manage servers by writing code, not by running commands. * Integrate tightly with applications, databases, LDAP directories, and more. * Easily configure apps that require knowledge about the entire infrastructure. This session is for those who manage clouds or infrastructures of scale. Read more.
Location: Plaza Level:
Moderated by: Doris Chen, Greg Murray
Intermediate level Ajax and Java developers can really benefit from this session. After the session, the audience will be able to: -apply Ajax Performance Optimization process -choose the right tool and use them -leverage various best practice and performance tuning tips -improve their Ajax application response time ultimately Read more.
Location: Plaza Level:
Moderated by: Paul Dockter
This session will be an open discussion to share what has and hasn’t worked in delivering user experiences that are optimized for a user’s preferred language, geo location, network bandwidth and the device they are using. Read more.
Location: Valley Level:
Moderated by: Gregory Brail
APIs are rapidly becoming a vital part of any highly effective web site. Are you offering an API today? Planning to offer one soon? Or do you rely on others’ APIs in order to make your site function? Join others in the same situation to share your experiences and discuss common product, operational, and scalability challenges. Read more.
Location: Plaza Level: Novice
Moderated by: Sharat Chander
Cloud, cloud, cloud. It's a popular buzz word but, what does it mean for developers looking to accelerate application development? In this BOF, attendees will learn how to utilize NetBeans 6.7 and Project Kenai (Sun Microsystems' developer-cloud onramp) together to easily start growing their open source projects and code in the cloud. Read more.
Location: Valley Level: Novice
Moderated by: Murthy Chintalapati (CVR) and Jed Michnowicz
Enterprises are adopting Web 2.0 technologies throughout their web infrastructure, both in intranets and externally facing online properties. This BOF presents an overview of the enterprise 2.0 features and infrastructural elements of of and its associated sites, such as,, combine classic enterprise features with user generated content. Read more.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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