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5 Things You Didn't Know NGINX Could Do

Sarah Novotny (Google)
Mission City Ballroom B4
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NGINX is a well kept secret of high performance web service. Many people know NGINX as an Open Source web server that delivers static content blazingly fast. But, it has many more features to help accelerate delivery of bits to your end users even in more complicated application environments. In this talk we’ll cover several things that most developers or administrators could implement to further delight their end users.

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Sarah Novotny


Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for and the ill fated In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with two peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She’s also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.

Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures as well as her more esoteric musings are found at