Artur Bergman

Artur Bergman
VP Engineering and Operations, Wikia/Fastly

@crucially

Artur Bergman, hacker and technologist at-large, is the VP of Engineering and Operations at Wikia. He provides the technical backbone necessary for Wikia’s mission to compile and index the world’s knowledge. He is also an enthusiastic apologist for federated identity and a board member of the OpenID Foundation. In past lives, he’s built high volume financial trading systems, re-implemented Perl 5’s threading system, wrote djabberd, managed LiveJournal’s engineering team, and served as operations architect at Six Apart. His current interests extend to encompass semantic search, large scale infrastructure, open source development, federated instant messaging, neurotransmitters, and the future of cyborgs.

Sessions

10:45am Tuesday, 12/08/2009
Operations
Location: Online
Artur Bergman (Wikia/Fastly)
Varnish is a modern application level reverse proxy for web sites & services written with performance in mind. Varnish incorporates some advanced features to stretch the kernel as far as possible. Wikia relies heavily on varnish to serve a peak traffic of close to a gigabit/sec out of 3 different datacenters. Each one with two Varnishes working as a pair serving thousands of requests a second. Read more.
12:15pm Tuesday, 12/08/2009
Location: Online
Moderated by: Jesse Robbins
Artur Bergman (Wikia/Fastly), Adam Jacob (Chef), John Allspaw (Etsy), Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Mandi Walls (Opscode)
Join a panel of your favorite Velocity Web Ops ninjas. Ask them any question you want, and they will answer live. Read more.