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Join us at RAMP in Budapest this July and learn from those who have been in the trenches of building highly scalable backend systems.

RAMP will feature engineers and tech founders talking about the race against exploding traffic, architectures that didn’t cut it, and all that goes into scaling systems and engineering teams when a product goes from 1 to 100m users. The goal is to showcase best practices, warn against potential pitfalls, and learn how to start building systems that will be easy to scale from the beginning.

Each day will also include open spaces sessions that will allow attendees to join in the discussion, share stories, get feedback, and learn from others.

Who should attend?

This conference is for those who want to go beyond just creating "minimal viable products" but MVPs that scale beyond expectations. From engineers who are responsible for creating those scalable systems to founders looking for how to architect their systems and teams for growth. We expect an audience interested in intense technical topics alongside social solutions to the growing pains that come with an accelerating user base.

Why have such an event?

New companies always face scaling issues, but they don't always have the knowledge they need to overcome them. We want RAMP to provide that knowledge. Rather than talk about how companies such as Google and Facebook scale their systems today, we want to talk about what they did in their first three years. We want to talk about architectures, infrastructure patterns that work and those that don't, as well as scaling the engineering team itself. We want people to share what worked for them and what didn't.

Ultimately, we'll learn from each other-both what we've done well and how we've screwed up.

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Day 1

Time Session
08:00 - 09:00 Arrival & Breakfast
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:05 Keynote: Why open source and the destruction of jurisdiction makes scalability possible Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI)
10:05 - 10:45 Scaling at Dropbox Rajiv Eranki (Dropbox)
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:40 Scale Patterns and handling exponential growth without downtime Dathan Pattishall (Flickr)
11:40 - 12:20 Evolution of AMQP at SoundCloud Sebastian Ohm & Tomás Senart (SoundCloud)
12:20 - 13:35 Lunch
13:35 - 13:50 Sponsor pitch
13:50 - 14:30 You can improve scalability over 10 years Marton Anka (LogMeIn)
14:30 - 15:10 MySQL usage of web applications with 1 user and 100 million Peter Boros (Percona)
15:10 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:10 The Unavoidable Big Bang Gareth Rushgrove (
16:10 - 16:50 The free lunch is over, again Andy Gross (Basho)
16:50 - 17:10 Break
17:10 - 17:40 Introduction to open spaces
17:40 - 18:10 Open Space session 1
18:10 - 18:40 Open space session 2
18:40 - 04:00 Light dinner & Party

Day 2

Time Session
09:00 - 10:00 Arrival & Breakfast
10:00 - 10:40 Scaling reddit from 1 million to 1 billion -- pitfalls and lessons Jeremy Edberg (Netflix)
10:40 - 11:20 10 Lessons Learned In The Trenches Gergely Timar (Yahoo)
11:20 - 11:35 Break
11:35 - 12:15 HTTP performance is a solved problem Poul-Henning Kamp (Varnish Software)
12:15 - 12:55 The evolution of Windows: WinRT Raymond Chen (Microsoft)
12:55 - 14:10 Lunch
14:10 - 14:25 Sponsor pitch
14:25 - 15:05 Factoring out system components Andreas Ehn (Wrapp)
15:05 - 15:45 Which is easier? 100T-10M or 10M-1B Zoltan Toth-Czifra (Softonic)
15:45 - 16:05 Break
16:05 - 16:25 Introduction to Open Spaces
16:25 - 16:55 Open Space session 3
16:55 - 17:25 Open space session 4
17:25 - 17:45 Break
17:45 - 18:15 Open Space session 5
18:15 - 18:45 Open space session 6






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