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O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference & Spike Night

FYI, I just guest-posted on O’Reilly’s Radar Blog about an event I’m running at this year’s Velocity Web Operations & Performance conference. It’s called Spike Night, and it’s a real-world look at managing operational spikes in two interesting, high-scale businesses (MySpace and

It wasn’t the easiest thing to bring together – not least because I have hardly had time to think about extracurricular activities, but also because it seems scary to potential participants, and scary means lots of approvals, etc. – but I’m excited and it should be good fun. See you in San Jose!

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