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Rails is a great framework for building web-based systems, but many of us don’t have much experience outside of port 80 or 443. Dave Troy developed a scalable server architecture for Shortmail.com, implementing stateful, secure services such as LMTP, SMTP and IMAP using EventMachine and Rails. He’ll talk about those design patterns and how you can build interesting new internet services using Ruby.
David Troy is a serial technology entrepreneur and community builder based in Baltimore, Maryland. He founded regional ISP and hosting provider ToadNet in 1995, and sold that company in 2004. From 2004 through 2008 he worked on developing and implementing open source voice-over-IP solutions for a number of companies in the United States, South America, and Europe. In 2007, he developed the popular Twitter visualization Twittervision, and in 2008 he decided to return to his roots in Baltimore and help entrepreneurs get more connected. He co-founded 410Labs with Matt Koll in 2010. The company’s first two products are Replyz.com and Shortmail.com.
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