Austin & Santa Clara: MaxCDN on the Conference Trail
July 3, 2013 | Justin Dorfman
June was a big month for conferences for the MaxCDN team. The first stop was Austin, TX for Hosting Con.
A few highlights:
- Dropping by the WPEngine offices with Fred
- A BBQ lunch and touring the Spiceworks HQ, a customer of ours
- Hitting up the CPanel & Softlayer party, talking with many customers and partners
Tuesday night, we threw a party, Rooftop Meet ‘N Drink with our friends at WP Engine — it was a blast! We got to finally meet Jason Abate from Panopta, Vid Luther from ZippyKid and so many others. Check out the photos:
Next, we flew over to Santa Clara for the O’Reilly Velocity Conference. Our booth was a hit: bean bags, a phone charging station, and Wu Tang Clan… how can you go wrong? While I was at the expo/booth, 13 members of our Ops team attended 3 days of sessions, including:
- Monitoring and Observability by Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
- Building A Billion User Load Balancer by Adam Lazur (Facebook)
- Meet the Obama Campaign’s $250 Million Fundraising Platform by our friend Kyle Rush (Obama for America)
- Reflecting a Year After Migrating to Apache Traffic Server by Nick Berry (LinkedIn)
A few more highlights:
- Our team got to catch up and hang out with Leif Hedstrom and James Peach from Apache Traffic Server.
- Pat Meenan from WebPageTest stopped by, and I showed him a few projects we were working on at MaxCDN
- Jay Parikh from Facebook dropped in and let us know what’s been keeping him busy at the world’s largest social network: Did you know the busiest photo-uploading days of the year are for Halloween and New Year’s?
- A project that’s been keeping them busy is moving Instagram from AWS to the Facebook datacenters. We’re looking forward to reading about the migration on the Engineering blog.
All in all, everyone on the team had a blast. We learned a lot, met our customers and partners face-to-face, and had a chance to tell folks who didn’t know us about our service and what we do. See you next year!