Ruby on Rails: To Scale or Not to Scale

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Topic: Ruby on Rails: To Scale or Not to Scale
Where: The City Club
When: May 22nd, 6:00pm

Since hitting the ground two years ago, Ruby on Rails is sweeping the technology community by storm. However, critics note that Rails suffers from persistent problems with scalability, an issue that plagues the framework to this day.

Can Ruby surmount the scalability challenge? To set the record straight, we’re inviting three luminaries from the Rails community to speak on their experiences and answer questions from the audience. Our speakers hail from Twitter, Joyent, Sun, and Pivotal Labs, San Francisco’s fastest growing agile development studio.

Join us on May 22 from 6 to 9 PM at the elegant City Club in downtown San Francisco. Come for the panel, and stay for an informal catered reception (and open bar) to continue the discussion.


About the Panelists

Jeremy LaTrasse
Operations Lead, Twitter
Jeremy runs ops for twitter, he thinks an ideal future is one of utility computing from shipping containers, powered by renewable resources.

Ian McFarland
VP Technology, Pivotal Labs
Ian is one of the true old hands of Java development. He has been working with Java since version 1.0a2, and actually wrote the first client-server Java application ever: a demo seating reservation system used for the Java product announcement at SunWorld in 1995. At Pivotal Labs, Ian has displayed his versatility as an architect, project lead, engagement manager, and web technology expert. He is a frequent trainer and speaker on agile practices.

Jason Hoffman
CTO, Joyent
Jason Hoffman is the CTO of Joyent and was a co-founder, with Dean Allen, of TextDrive. Jason has a BS and MS from UCLA, a PhD from UCSD and has backgrounds in cancer biology, bioinformatics, grid computing and collaborative applications.

Bryan Cantrill
Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems

Bryan Cantrill is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where
he has spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of
the kernel to client-code on the browser and much in between. Along
with colleagues Mike Shapiro and Adam Leventhal, Bryan designed and
implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production
systems that won the Wall Street Journal’s top Technology Innovation Award
in 2006. In 2005, Bryan was named by MIT’s Technology Review as one of
the top thirty-five technologists under the age of thirty-five, and by
InfoWorld as one of their Innovators of the Year. Bryan received the
ScB magna cum laude with honors in Computer Science from Brown University.

More Info

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