The fifth annual Conference will be
February 23, 2013
Workshops will be held
February 21 and 22
Early Bird Pricing!
ends February 1, 2013
$199.00 for the Conference
Workshops are $149.00
until they are full!
Making Your App Really, Really Fast
Making Your App Really, Really Fast

So you have a Rails web app and life is good. Or maybe it's not so good: maybe your web app is slower than you'd like? Maybe your users are complaining? Or worse yet, maybe you don't even know whether it's fast or slow? If you're like the rest of us, this workshop is for you.

We build New Relic and we're going to show you how to investigate and solve web app performance problems using New Relic but this isn't really a New Relic sales pitch (it's just the tool we know how to use). Of course we're going to talk about the usual problems and their common solutions, but we're also going to talk about some of the less common causes of performance anxiety.

We will practice identifying issues, explore strategies to attack them, and putting them into practice. After this workshop you will be armed to attack and improve your own wonderful, but perhaps slow, web app.

Bjorn Freeman-Benson is the Vice President of Engineering at New Relic following an interesting career in software tools, most recently with the Eclipse Foundation supporting the leading open source Java IDE. Prior to that, he ran engineering for a reconfigurable hardware startup. Earlier in his career he held senior engineering positions at Amazon.com, Rational, and OTI. Bjorn holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and spends his spare time orienteering, bicycling, or flying.
Nic Benders is a Senior Software Engineer at New Relic and a renowned expert in full stack web app performance. He has worked in data centers and in Javascript - and everywhere in between. He's responsible for some of the major features of the New Relic products and is happy to tell you more than you want to know about them over a craft beer or two. He has moved from the hot-and-damp of North Carolina to the hot-only of San Diego and now resides in the wet-only of Portland, Oregon.