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Architecting Systems for High Performance and Massive Scale

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Very few Computer Science programs provide concrete fundamentals for designing strong system architecture. Learning how to construct scalable systems is often a byproduct of long grueling hours of building and growing a product from scratch; or of course, from an expert willing to share their knowledge.

Come learn from the experiences of web gurus that have grown several products from the ground up. Join us, Adam Brod from BrightcoveJim Psota from Panjiva and Matt Conway from Backupify as we discuss the obstacles, techniques and approaches of architecting systems for immense amounts of data and superior performance.

Break up your week with drinks, apps, networking and interesting discussions in the heart of Kendall Sq at the Marriott Hotel. Doors open at 5:30pm for hors d'oeuvres and drinks, followed by a discussion with our panel from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Please bring & tweet questions that you would like the panel to address regarding the topic. Stick around afterwards to mingle, eat and network with the best tech community in the northeast! The Marriott Champions is standing by for an after party.

We want to hear from you! Please Tweet questions you would like the panel to address @WWTechTalks or email wwtechtalks@winterwyman.com #WWTechTalks


About our Panelists:

Matt Conway - CTO at Backupify

Matthew has over 15 years of experience in the software engineering field. He was previously the Vice President of Engineering at Mobicious, a mobile internet startup, where he ran the engineering team and was instrumental in defining the company's cloud architecture. Before joining Mobicious, he was a Senior Engineer/Architect at TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel community, where he defined major components of the core architecture, implemented new product features, and ensured 24x7 site availability. Matthew was also previously a Senior Engineer at i2 Technologies, a leader in supply chain management software, where he was involved with defining the core infrastructure for integrating all of i2's products. Matthew holds a S.B. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Founded in November 2008, Backupify is the only online data backup and storage provider that enables users to backup their cloud accounts seamlessly to the Amazon S3 cloud, which has a great security and data duplication policy.


James Psota - Co-Founder and CTO at Panjiva

James is a veteran entrepreneur and is responsible for Panjiva’s technical direction and product development. James worked for Intel Research, where he incorporated artificial intelligence techniques into his computer architecture work. James also conducted artificial intelligence research at Caltech and is published in the field of computer science. While serving as Panjiva’s technology lead, James is pursuing a doctoral work in large-scale parallel computer architectures in the Computer Science Department at MIT. James holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an S.M. in Computer Science from MIT.

Founded in 2006, Panjiva is the leading intelligence platform for global trade professionals.  With detailed information on 1.5 million companies that do business across borders, Panjiva is the go-to source for information for global trade professionals who want to find, evaluate, and connect with companies in other countries.


Adam Brod - Director of Engineering at Brightcove 

Adam is an architect and manager at Brightcove where he has worked on several high scale systems.  He currently leads the development for Brightcove Express, the online video platform for small and medium-sized businesses.  He has been building large scale SaaS products for more than ten years.  He was previously an architect at IntraLinks, another Boston-area SaaS company.  Adam holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Duke University.

Brightcove Inc., a leading global provider of cloud content services, provides a family of products used to publish and distribute the world's professional digital media. The company's products include Brightcove Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform, and Brightcove App Cloud, the pioneering content app platform.

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Marriott Hotel Kendall Sq
Two Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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