Jonathan Dahl is a developer and entrepreneur who started using Ruby on Rails in 2005, as a founding partner at Slantwise Design. He has written gems and plugins and led development on more than a dozen Rails applications, which run the spectrum from Web 2.0 to the enterprise.
Most recently, he has focused on Zencoder, a distributed video transcoding product, and Tumblon, a web-based service for parents to track and share their children’s growth.
10:45–11:30 Wednesday, 3-09-2008
MapReduce is the distributed processing algorithm that powers Google. EC2 offers on-demand computing. MapReduce can be implemented using Ruby and EC2, providing processing power to Rails applications for a variety of purposes. This talk will cover MapReduce, a Ruby-based implementation using EC2, and how your Rails application may or may not benefit from MapReduce.