Eric Day

Introduction to Gearman

Date: This event took place live on March 12 2010

Presented by: Eric Day

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

Presented by Eric Day, Drizzle / Gearman

Come learn the fundamentals of how to leverage Gearman, the open source, distributed job queuing system. Originally designed to scale LiveJournal.com, Gearman is now faster than ever and can help you build your own scalable applications. Gearman's generic design allows it to be used as a building block for almost any use--from speeding up your website to building your own Map/Reduce cluster.

Eric Day works on the Drizzle and Gearman projects. He has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded servers and databases for most of his career, always with an emphasis on efficiency and security. He has written complete HTTP/SSL, DNS, and IMAP implementations, along with designing and implementing custom storage and database systems. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments. When not hacking on code, he can be found running, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal with his wife.

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