Join us TONIGHT, Thursday, May 24 for a presentation by Brett Thomas on "Building Scalable, Reliable Web Services using Open Source Technologies."<br><br>Date: Thursday, May 24th, 2007<br>Time: meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM, social/networking until 10 PM
<br>Location:<br>Bayshore Technology Park<br>1300 Island Drive<br>Redwood City, CA 94065<br>Suite 106 - Training Room (two doors down from the room we met in last time)<br>Meeting room and food/drinks (FREE PIZZA!) courtesy of Qualys. Thanks, Qualys!!
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<br><br><br>About this month's presentation:<br><br>Using real-world examples, learn how to design a complex, scalable web<br>services system using open source technologies such as Linux, Apache,<br>Perl, SOAP and Postgres. Discover the unexpected challenges as well as
<br>the rich opportunities available. Overall approach will be adaptable<br>to any similar open source platforms.<br><br>Before Vindicia, Mr. Thomas was Executive Vice President of Technology<br>for EMusic, joining Mr. Hoffman shortly after the company was founded.
<br>While at EMusic, Mr. Thomas led a team of sixty-five employees and<br>oversaw the technical integration of several geographically diverse<br>enterprises utilizing multiple platforms.<br><br>Mr. Thomas has been a professional software developer since 1989, and
<br>has management, contract and technical experience through roles at<br>Network Associates, PGP, NCR, MCI and IBM. Mr. Thomas has particular<br>expertise in the design and implementation of high transaction volume<br>e-commerce systems, large-payload download infrastructures, conversion
<br>of paper documents to electronic formats, encryption and security.<br><br>Note: The meeting will be in Bayshore Technology Park, Suite 106 -<br>Training Room (same building, two doors down from the room where we<br>met in April). The meeting is hosted by Qualys, whose offices are
<br>located in the Bayshore Technology Park. The meeting room is not,<br>however, in the Qualys office itself.<br><br>