Scaling LAMP doesn't have to suck

“I went from sleeping in front of my laptop, restarting apache every hour, to automatically scaling servers from my phone.”

Development Hall 45 min

Video sponsored by Websupport

  • What is the talk about?

    Steve: Stop playing sysadmin and get back to coding

    You didn't sign up to put out fires and figuring out how to scale MySQL isn't exactly going to ship features any faster.

    I spent 4 years learning how to scale. In this talk, I'm going to teach you how to design your startup to scale easily, so you can spend more time working on the important things.

  • Who is it for?

    Steve: Developers. This is a technical talk! It will be high-level (i.e, no slides full of code), but topics discussed will be in-depth.

  • What will the audience get from it?

    Steve: Even if you're already a scaling expert, you'll walk away learning something new. The talk will be casual and open-ended. You'll learn scaling best practices.

  • What do you presently work at?

    Steve: I'm the Head of Platform API at Life360. Life360 is a family-based location sharing application with over 35 million families!

  • Which of your existing achievements do you value the most?

    Steve: Scaling big sites!

  • What would you like to achieve?

    Steve: I'd love to teach more people how to build big apps! Less downtime and more coding. No one likes putting out scaling fires in the middle of the night.

  • What do you look forward to at the WebExpo?

    Steve: I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and experiencing Prague!

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Steve Corona

Head of Platform API Life360