[sf-lug] PenLUG tonight (NEW LOCATION): Building Scalable, Reliable Web Services using Open Source Technologies

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Thu May 24 07:08:17 PDT 2007

Join us TONIGHT, Thursday, May 24 for a presentation by Brett Thomas on
"Building Scalable, Reliable Web Services using Open Source Technologies."

Date:   Thursday, May 24th, 2007
Time:   meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM, social/networking until 10 PM
Bayshore Technology Park
1300 Island Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Suite 106 - Training Room (two doors down from the room we met in last time)
Meeting room and food/drinks (FREE PIZZA!) courtesy of Qualys.  Thanks,

See www.penlug.org for more information, including directions (both
driving and public transit).  If you can, please RSVP by mailing
rsvp at penlug.org to indicate you are coming and how many people you're
bringing with you.  It's not required but it helps us plan the right
amount of food/drinks etc.

We encourage you to take public transit (best bet: bicycle via
Caltrain) or carpool to this meeting.  Send mail to carpool at penlug.org
for help finding a carpool buddy.  Indicate where you are coming from
/ returning to, and whether you are willing/able to drive or not.

About this month's presentation:

Using real-world examples, learn how to design a complex, scalable web
services system using open source technologies such as Linux, Apache,
Perl, SOAP and Postgres. Discover the unexpected challenges as well as
the rich opportunities available. Overall approach will be adaptable
to any similar open source platforms.

Before Vindicia, Mr. Thomas was Executive Vice President of Technology
for EMusic, joining Mr. Hoffman shortly after the company was founded.
While at EMusic, Mr. Thomas led a team of sixty-five employees and
oversaw the technical integration of several geographically diverse
enterprises utilizing multiple platforms.

Mr. Thomas has been a professional software developer since 1989, and
has management, contract and technical experience through roles at
Network Associates, PGP, NCR, MCI and IBM. Mr. Thomas has particular
expertise in the design and implementation of high transaction volume
e-commerce systems, large-payload download infrastructures, conversion
of paper documents to electronic formats, encryption and security.

Note: The meeting will be in Bayshore Technology Park, Suite 106 -
Training Room (same building, two doors down from the room where we
met in April). The meeting is hosted by Qualys, whose offices are
located in the Bayshore Technology Park. The meeting room is not,
however, in the Qualys office itself.
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