July 31, 2015 - Northeast PHP - August 22 & 23, 2015

Speaker Spotlight # 9

We have Great speakers coming this year to our conference. Here is a spotlight on one of them.

Samantha Quiñones is a polyglot hacker and systems architecture expert. Over the course of her 17-year career, she has built software and led teams for some of the largest names in financial services and digital media and is currently a Principal Software Engineer on the content platform team at AOL. Samantha is an accomplished writer and frequent speaker at technology conferences, a participant in the White House Data Jam on STEM Workforce Quality, Flow, and Diversity and has been recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the top Latinas in American Media.

Samantha will be speaking on:  Drinking from the Firehose – Real-time Metrics

To understand an application’s performance, first you have to know what to measure. That’s the easy part. How do you take those measurements? Store them? Analyze them? Get them to the people who need them? Well, that’s where things get complicated, especially in the high-traffic distributed systems of the modern web! Like careful scientists, we must observe our subjects without altering them, and we must report our findings quickly so that we have the data necessary to make smart choices about the health and growth of the system.

Let’s explore the lessons learned by engineers at one of the world’s top web companies in their quest to find meaning at 5 MB/s. We’ll discuss the tools and techniques that enable the collection, indexing, and analysis of billions or more datapoints each hour, and learn how these same approaches can empower your applications and your business, no matter the scale.


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