X1 Tech Talks #1: Scribd Architecture Overview

Posted by Dmytro Shteflyuk on under Presentations

Scribd Yesterday there was a first tech talk in the new co-working office X1, where I’m working now. I was talking about Scribd.com architecture (the big picture, almost no deep details). There are many things I’ve mentioned in this talk: nginx, haproxy, squid, mysql, sphinx, monit, memcached, Ruby on Rails, Amazon Web Services (EC2 and S3). Pretty interesting thing is that there was much more questions about Sphinx than about other tools.

I think it was pretty nice and successful, because I got many questions (really, really good ones), and instead of one-hour introduction we spent more than two hours in discussions and talks. I was enjoyed.

Below you could find slides from my talk (in English) and video recorded during session (in Russian).

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